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Littleham Thu 30-Oct-14 11:05:54

Thread continued folks...

Coconutty Thu 30-Oct-14 11:08:13

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Littleham Thu 30-Oct-14 11:14:46

I know - it is mad!

I have noticed though that some of the other subjects at Exeter are being offered lower eg. Law (AAA. AAB), Geography (AAA) - so I'm hoping that History will do the same.

It seems to be English and Economics / Politics at Exeter that have the stupidly high A*A*A offers so far.

Fairenuff Thu 30-Oct-14 11:20:41

Thanks for the new thread Littleham. Don't know what's going on at Exeter but it kind of puts me off. Not very professional, makes me wonder what else they might cock up.

Dd is considering knocking them off her list even though her grade requirements have not changed (yet) according to their website, she just thinks they are messing people around and can't be doing with that.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 30-Oct-14 11:44:54

Congrats for the interview, hellsbells' dd smile

Personally, I'd thought that offer days and interviews would be dd going without me (but probably that's largely due to Oxford being the only likely interview, and I can't go and stay for 3 days with her, lol!), but if parents are explicitly invited, then they will go, and your dd could easily feel alone if you didn't.

You can always play it by ear and bugger off into the centre (or Ikea!) if you feel superfluous smile

mumslife Thu 30-Oct-14 11:56:37

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Littleham Thu 30-Oct-14 12:53:34

One of us has always gone to the Open Days with daughters. Usually, we do the general tours and disappear when not needed. The trickiest bit is when university staff want to talk to them or vice versa. Have developed a technique of needing the toilet at those times, so I can leave dc to chat through options without me playing gooseberry.

Horsemad Thu 30-Oct-14 16:27:59

One of us has always gone with DS to open days - it's the only way we'd find anything out! If he went alone, he'd never tell us about it. hmm

Roisin Thu 30-Oct-14 17:27:41

I can't believe we're on thread 3 already!

Decorhate Thu 30-Oct-14 18:58:16

Well done to your DS Hellsbells. My ds has an interview at Birmingham & we plan for one of us to go with her (if she ever actually manages to arrange a date hmm

Decorhate Thu 30-Oct-14 18:59:19

Dd I mean! Phone keeps autocorrecting it

circular Thu 30-Oct-14 19:15:38

Been a busy week, just catching up.
Congrats on your DDs interview Hellsbells and to all the other recent offers.
Agree, the AA A offer seems a bit mad, higher than Oxbridge. Are Bath they trying to avoid being made an insurance choice for the more competitive courses?

Would definitely go with to interview and audition days, just to be there if and when needed. No choice for DDs first audition, as needs an overnight stay, and when booking hotels the terms seems to be that there must be an over 18 in the room. Guess not a problem for those with early birthdays, but is for my summer born DD.

All 5 decided here for UCAS , but DD wouldn't want me to list for now, for fear of outing her. Still have PS to finish, but busy with music event this weekend.

circular Thu 30-Oct-14 19:16:36

That should have read A*, A* A

Horsemad Thu 30-Oct-14 19:51:24

Oh. DS has just announced he's dropping York from his 5 choices and applying to Warwick instead. confused
York interview for his subject and so was probably a better bet than Warwick with his wobbly results. hmm

< Horsemad reaches for the wine! grin

Decorhate Thu 30-Oct-14 20:12:12

Pass the wine over - I asked my dd why she hadn't phoned Birmingham to sort out her interview. She "forgot"!

circular Thu 30-Oct-14 20:30:00

Decorhate that's funny, my DD said same when I asked if she'd been checking CUKAS site for other audition dates. The only time she remembered was last weekend, when the whole UCAS system was down.

Decorhate Thu 30-Oct-14 20:42:58

I expect to be fully grey by the end of the school year

Horsemad Thu 30-Oct-14 20:50:50

Lol, marshalling teens is much more work than babies!
He was a textbook baby, but blimey he's made up for it since adolescence!

circular Thu 30-Oct-14 20:57:21

Arghh - audition dress code anyone?

Horsemad Thu 30-Oct-14 21:15:10

Hmm, smart casual? Not really sure.

polkadottyme Fri 31-Oct-14 01:15:35

Hello may I join in smile please be kind, been looking at some of the other threads and it's kinda like a war zone of words and dividing opinions this thread seem more down to earth. This a daft question but I'm wondering wether my dd could cope with doing her own dinners and looking after herself in general when she goes to uni. Does anybody else have the same issues?? if I was on the other thread I think I would be pretty much pulled to bits for not showing dd how to cook and be independent. She helps with the menial tasks but has never cooked a meal in her life! She is the youngest sibling and to some extent spoilt by the older ones doing everything for her she's not a girly girl she doesn't like baking and crafts. Plus she's quite academic and always in a book or doing homework so we'd do everything to make her life easier. I know it's my own fault sad. I have 9/10 month to change this girl around....

AtiaoftheJulii Fri 31-Oct-14 01:50:51

You've got plenty of time for her to learn a bit cooking smile Get her helping whoever's doing dinner, just once a fortnight, or once a week. Then maybe either get her a simple cookbook, or start writing recipes out for her, and she can try doing some meals alone. And maybe look at catered halls thlwink

My 17 year old told me this evening that if she's crossing an awkward road, that she waits for a group to cross and tags along with them! That didn't fill me with confidence for her going off to university hmm

MrsBartlet Fri 31-Oct-14 07:15:06

Just marking my place to make sure I don't lose you all smile

Horsemad Fri 31-Oct-14 07:21:12

Polka, welcome! I'm keen for DS to go into catered because he'll eat microwave meals for one if left to his own devices!
He has never really got involved in the kitchen (I prefer people to stay out of my kitchen when I'm cooking!) and I do wonder what he'll eat when he is at uni!
Just lately though, he is starting to do more, so I'm going to let him start cooking easy stuff for himself. Big learning curve for me and him grin

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