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I am very proud of my Son...

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Teaonthelawn Tue 28-Aug-18 15:16:50

My DS passed his GCSE's at grade 4/5/6. He is going to study BTEC level 3 at a Further Education College. If he works hard this will mean he can progress to University (if this is what he wants to do). He is a kind,
caring person - we are proud of him.
There must be lots of other DC's just like my son who are rarely mentioned on Mums Net because they do not achieve 7/8/9. All those young people going onto level 2/BTEC/A level with what Mums Net would consider very 'average' grades but with the potential of a very bright future.

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Sugarhunnyicedtea Tue 28-Aug-18 15:21:39

That's brilliant. You're right to be proud.

MrsJamieFraser2 Tue 28-Aug-18 15:30:04

@Teaonthelawn I completely agree! My DS is not academic and unfortunately didn't get back into his schools 6th form. But I am so proud of him. He's bright, articulate, kind and has achieved so much. He's adamant he doesn't want to join any school or college though, just an apprenticeship.

MarchingFrogs Tue 28-Aug-18 15:31:58

Definitely a smile from this corner, too.

ZeroFuchsGiven Tue 28-Aug-18 15:32:10

Well done to your ds. my dd came out with 4,5 and 6s and i honestly couldn't be prouder, she worked so hard for those grades and being dyslexic she has really done herself proud.

yakari Tue 28-Aug-18 15:45:07

Well done your DS and others. You and he should be rightly proud and it shows maturity to know that sometimes it's better to take a different path. Good luck to those who do!

Rebecca36 Tue 28-Aug-18 15:46:45

That is brilliant news! Congratulations to your son, he's done well.

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 28-Aug-18 15:49:04

Well done to your DS. I’m a teacher rather than a parent but last Thursday a lot of the kids I was proudest of got 3s, 4s and 5s. Those grades represented a huge achievement for them and they have lots of attributes that make them very employable that the school system doesn’t give grades for. They are diligent, kind, they respond well to feedback and are resilient and respectful.

SanJunipero Tue 28-Aug-18 15:54:36

He sounds like a lovely lad - you must be very proud. Well done to your DS!

BlueBelle123 Tue 28-Aug-18 17:39:30

You've every reason to be extremely proud of your DS, well done him!

Confusedandfrightened Tue 28-Aug-18 17:59:48

And so you should be! Well done to your ds, I’ve got a similar thread going that we must have posted at the same time. All credit to him for doing well and being happy smile

JillCrewesmum Tue 28-Aug-18 18:02:09

Congratulations. My dd did a level 3 Btec and got into a RG uni - much to the disgruntlement of my SIL who poo pooed the idea of a Btec and whose DCs went to grammar school.

kenandbarbie Tue 28-Aug-18 18:06:47

Well done teas ds!!! Congratulations on an excellent result xx

KingscoteStaff Tue 28-Aug-18 18:10:00

You are absolutely right to be proud of him. And the most important thing is that he’s kind!

PostNotInHaste Tue 28-Aug-18 18:11:26

That’s great, a big well done to him and to you for supporting him !! smile

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 28-Aug-18 18:12:08

I'm proud of mine, too. He got a merit and a pass in his BTECs, and a D in his A Level. Whilst you may think he's not exactly going to set the world on fire, we have had the worst year, with DH being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer right at the start of the school year, and DS hasn't been able to focus throughout the various tests, hospitalizations and times when he's had to stay home to care for DH when I had to work away - as I'm the only one bringing in any money, I couldn't take time off easily. Even with all that going on, he has done better than expected and I am so pleased for him.

LooseAtTheSeams Tue 28-Aug-18 18:28:13

OP those are great grades - you should be proud of him. I'm just as proud of one of my students who got a 4 in GCSE English - she has processing difficulties and had spent a long time getting through level 2 Functional Skills. This year she took GCSE and got it first go! She is a funny, warm and creative student and seeing her result made my day!

elkiedee Tue 28-Aug-18 22:06:35

Well done OP's son and Loose's student. And good luck to everyone else finding their way through the system.

Leeds2 Tue 28-Aug-18 22:45:42

Well Done to your son! And I wish him all the best going forwards. I would be proud of him too.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Tue 28-Aug-18 23:25:34

Gosh, I was just as proud of my DS2 who got mostly C grades in his GCSEs as I was of my DS1 who got mostly A grades. DS2 then did a level 3 BTEC and has passed all his modules (with a handful of merits and distinctions but mostly passes.) He really struggles with workload but he got there. He's not going to uni, but he's staying at college to do an HNC.

I don't begrudge my friends with high flying DC, I'm happy for them because they also worked hard and we need doctors and scientists as much as plumbers and hairdressers. Life shouldn't be a competition, we all hope our DC will succeed in life and be happy and fulfilled. I try to support my DC to do the best they can, or at least the best they can cope with.

DramaAlpaca Tue 28-Aug-18 23:35:04

Well done your DS.

s4rah19 Thu 30-Aug-18 17:34:15

It was really refreshing to read your post. I think the 'average' students often get overlooked. When you see how hard some kids have to work to get the pass then it is absoltely a big deal when they hit their target grade or higher. I often think about the kids who really struggle and it's such a shame when they work so hard but don't manage to get the pass. Congrats to your Son!

Armchairanarchist Thu 30-Aug-18 17:42:29

Be proud. My eldest was the same. He went the vocational route (BTec) and at 18 gained a three year apprenticeship with a great company with a worldwide reputation. He was taken off his apprenticeship after only two years and given a full time position. At 22 he's earning £28,000 (we're in the North!) and has no student loans. Being academic isn't everything.

Homemadehopeful Fri 31-Aug-18 18:59:14

Well done to your DS OP, you should be proud of him! I will be bloody over the moon in a few years time if my DS manages the same (will be a very tall order in English!!) but being kind and caring is, in my opinion, much more important than academic ability.

Andnonefor that is such an achievement for your DS too at what must be an exceptionally challenging time flowers

TrentBridge Fri 31-Aug-18 19:00:49

Well done your DS. Those are great results and most importantly he's got what he needed to do what he wants to do next. Good for him!

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