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mmzz Mon 04-Jun-18 20:31:26

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JufusMum Mon 04-Jun-18 20:35:04

Oooh shiny new thread!!

mmzz Mon 04-Jun-18 20:36:35

Unimaginative title, but it's the best I could do

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sandybayley Mon 04-Jun-18 20:45:30

...and we're off again. Thanks @mmzz for a lovely new thread.

DS1 has geography tomorrow but is spending this evening on U16 cricket strategy. The new U16 league has complicated new rules which he and his friends (who also have geography tomorrow) are convinced they can work to their advantage. I expect their agents think they are busy with revision. Glad to hear your cricket went well yesterday @KingscoteStaff

Good news from DD's Year 9 exams. 100% in her German Oral and some other excellent marks. Apparently making the examiner laugh is the key to getting a good mark. I hope DS1 doesn't try the same trick with Geography tomorrow.

sandybayley Mon 04-Jun-18 20:46:06

Parents not agents!

Stickerrocks Mon 04-Jun-18 20:58:43

Well hellooooooo! Thanks mmzz. This time I can see your comments easily as well as keep tracking my own. So much more civilised.

Stickerrocks Mon 04-Jun-18 20:59:29

What's German for "I'm impressed" Sandy?

LooseAtTheSeams Mon 04-Jun-18 21:06:59

mmzz thanks for new thread - title says it all!
Sostenueto just caught up with pup's news and hope she's recovering quickly.thanks
DS did loads of revision and is completely zonked out!
It sounds like history went well today, good work by all the dcs.
My main advice for English tomorrow? Read the questions carefully and keep an eye on the time!

sandybayley Mon 04-Jun-18 21:07:14

You'd have to ask DD that @Stickerrocks but unfortunately she has just disappeared to watch Love Island confused

mmzz Mon 04-Jun-18 21:19:27

The Main thing that I learned today is do not ask in detail about an exam.
DS said the History exam was ok. Then he told us (me and DH) what he wrote and my heart sank! DH, somehow not engaging brain, started to ask "after you wrote that, did you then make this obvious point...?" and the answer was no. Then he did it on another question whilst I was wondering if telepathy ever exists, because if It does, then I have an urgent message to send: "stop speaking"!

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Sostenueto Mon 04-Jun-18 21:30:54

Thank you for new thread mmzz love title!flowers
Glad all DC who had exams survived relatively unscathed and all I know will do well!star
Thanks for best wishes from all for pup curled up on bed with her 'baby'.flowers
A summer of learning will entail me trying to build a corner unit for garden out if wooden palettes! Phase 2 of garden almost done with help from gardener doing heavy stuff suitably plied with copious homemade cakes and builders tea!

Sostenueto Mon 04-Jun-18 21:35:39

I dare not mention English. All I get is I know what to do, they expect too much, I will do my best, I hate English, leave it out, its commonsense, I have no imagination blah blah blah!

Sostenueto Mon 04-Jun-18 21:37:31

I know garden looks a mess but I promise come September it will be a tropical paradise!grin

Sostenueto Mon 04-Jun-18 21:40:45

Goodnight all and all the best to our DC in English and geography and any other exams tomorrow! Cheers to all you lively peoplewine

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KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Mon 04-Jun-18 21:45:08

Just checking in ready for the English language post mortem tomorrow.

Dd is feeling fairly calm about it. She's more stressed about sciences next week.

beenrumbled Mon 04-Jun-18 21:53:11

Poor pup sos

DS was pleased with history today. He said the big mark questions were on his stronger topics, and the short ones on his weaker ones so he is hopeful he did ok. It was America and WW1 today for him.

Whata nightmare about dc getting the wrong papers. I don't know how DS would cope with that.

English language tomorrow.

KingscoteStaff Mon 04-Jun-18 22:03:33

DS has OCR Geography tomorrow - 2nd of 3 papers. It's not until the afternoon, so he's going to head in to the library in the morning. 7 more to go, 7 more to go..

Cblue Mon 04-Jun-18 22:10:15

Eng Lang here tomorrow too so DD has spent the entire day studying......

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BlueBelle123 Mon 04-Jun-18 22:12:04

Thanks for the new thread mmzz

I'm loving watching the garden transformation sost i'st like grand designs but for gardens smile

I've realised that when Ds comes home and says how the exam went I can only see the worse........
If the exam was easy, I'm thinking well clearly you've missed the point!
If the exam was tricky.......well you haven't done well
If he says what he generally does which is it was fine.....I'm what does that even mean......I think I just hate the not knowing!!!!!!

Anyway good luck everyone for English tomorrow and fellow geographers!

sonnyboo Mon 04-Jun-18 22:29:35

Thanks for the new thread and best of luck for tomorrow's English and Geography exams!

hmcAsWas Mon 04-Jun-18 22:37:38

Ah mmzz it made me smile when I read your title - no nonsense says what it is on the tin grin

BackforGood Mon 04-Jun-18 22:38:19

dd managed her history today, even though she left her glasses at home....
well, except that big question she ran out of time on...... oh yes, and those 2 at the beginning that she was going to leave until the end as they were only worth 4 marks each.... hmm

We'll write that one off then grin

Teenmum60 Mon 04-Jun-18 22:42:54

Good luck with Eng Lang and the Geographers tomorrow...and crossing fingers that Loose's class make her proud too!

Counting down ...6 after tomorrow...oddly enough I think the exams are rolling off really quickly ..

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