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steve987 Tue 06-Jun-17 14:55:11

How did everyone kids think the exams went today... Mine thought some of the biology was tricky... English ok... Not sure on History

TisGlorious Tue 06-Jun-17 23:10:45

DS said they went 'Fine'. History was very tricky, not what was expected by hey ho. Biology good lots of last minute revision came out.

originalbiglymavis Fri 09-Jun-17 17:00:06

11 or 13+?

originalbiglymavis Fri 09-Jun-17 17:00:07

11 or 13+?

teta Fri 09-Jun-17 19:52:46

13+ I assume.
Mine said the Maths calculator paper was hard and Geography had a difficult question in.The rest were ok.

TisGlorious Fri 09-Jun-17 20:28:08

Glad it's all over. Maths calculator paper was hard here as well.

originalbiglymavis Fri 09-Jun-17 22:16:10

Yes I heard there was a curve ball in geography and apparently the Latin was really hard. I get the feeling that the calculator paper is tricky - I know DS finds it harder than the non-calculator one.

originalbiglymavis Sat 10-Jun-17 08:38:58

Good luck all!

teta Sat 10-Jun-17 09:32:00

I can relax for two days until Monday when Dd starts her A levels.Though chivvying a young 12 year old through CE has been far more traumatic than GCSE or AS levels.

originalbiglymavis Sat 10-Jun-17 09:36:22

Oh God yes. The diversion tactics they have!

TisGlorious Sat 10-Jun-17 11:19:36

is there a programme for dc at your school post CE?

originalbiglymavis Sat 10-Jun-17 11:26:18

There's loads going on - camping trip, leavers dinner, school fair for y6&8 families, special assembly, drinks for patents/bbq for the kids...

originalbiglymavis Sat 10-Jun-17 11:28:19

Oh and there was a q in history that was curvy too - about a Tudor battle England lost rather than won or something like that. Was hoping for back death!

flibberdee Sat 10-Jun-17 11:31:18

Hi can I jump on here and ask what the common entrance exam is for? (Or maybe I should just google lol)

originalbiglymavis Sat 10-Jun-17 11:38:25

Secondary school. It's usually 11+ (so going into year 7) or 13+.

Depending on the school, there may be pre tests and exams, and conditional offers made based on the child passing the exams at xx% (ours was 70%).

Foinavon Sat 10-Jun-17 12:22:44

Bliss not having to nudge them to revise. My DS felt it all went well. Felt the papers were fair, no complaints other than RS when he lost his way, muttered about the layout of the paper being confusing. Unfortunately this means very little as he can come out of an exam beaming triumphantly and then produce a not very impressive C. Good luck with A Levels Teta.

teta Sat 10-Jun-17 12:29:18

Fionavan, My ds is very good at that too!
Asking him how they went is absolutely useless.

GinGarden Mon 12-Jun-17 04:56:39

Any idea when CE results will be out?

originalbiglymavis Mon 12-Jun-17 07:58:55

We've been told Friday but the kids are all saying that if they have failed the parents get a phone call on Tuesday. Everyone has been warned NOT to call me unless​ it's an emergency!

GinGarden Mon 12-Jun-17 09:10:16

OMG! I wish I hadn't asked now..on tenterhooks tomorrow then! Thank goodness he is up a mountain camping, hopefully no phone signal!

LIZS Mon 12-Jun-17 09:14:07

Our school kept them back until the year group returned from their residential on the Friday. Then each pupil collected an envelope with their results. I think had there been a problem the head would have called parents mid week.

teta Mon 12-Jun-17 09:25:41

Mine is on a camping trip and has said he doesn't want to know until he comes home.I have been told I will be Sent an e mail, probably on Wednesday but it might be Thursday.

Foinavon Mon 12-Jun-17 10:03:04

We find out on Friday afternoon. I have heard there are phone calls earlier in the week if it has gone badly.

originalbiglymavis Mon 12-Jun-17 15:25:28

Ours are camping too! I will be jumping every time a phone rings!

TamSam61 Tue 13-Jun-17 13:55:17

We've just had the dreaded phone call.... Got to go to DS's preferred school for a discussion this afternoon. Just cancelled my diary at work. Wish my luck!

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