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myrtleWilson Wed 15-May-19 21:19:49

Welcome all - just went to post on thread 2 and saw it was at 999 so quickly did this

Greeborising Wed 15-May-19 23:09:11

Your heart breaks for them when you know how hard they have worked and then to see them so dispirited.

We keep reiterating that once you’ve sat an exam, put it behind you.
Hard though.

Lots of luck to all for tomorrow

myrtleWilson Wed 15-May-19 23:10:54

oddboots - that is a very tough evening for you DD. She has done so well but will definitely need to rest and recuperate and recognise that she can't be responsible for someone else - only support them to the best of her ability at any time.

Maud - thank you - to be honest I fretted about the move to foundation a great deal but my DD and Dh were ahead of the game and they were right. I hope you DS continues to be happy.

purpleboy - welcome!

gleegeek yay to your amazing DD and double yay to the weekend

power I suspect your DS is caught in a double loop of over thinking everything. Am sure he'll have done well - he prepared and with that level of knowledge I imagine he will have added depth to his answers. I do hope it doesn't put him off A level English - I loved my own time doing English at A-level and am super excited for DD doing it to. Is access grade contingent or are they likely to look beyond exam stress and recognise A-level potential?

right am off to bed shortly - see you all for the next round!

doublechocadooberry Wed 15-May-19 23:12:47

Thinking of your DD Atia and you too. Hope the hospital can help to see her through. Its hard enough with the pressure of exams let alone feeling unwell on top of it all.

Thinking of your DD also Odd, what a sad situation. I hope both are okay. Must be difficult clearing her mind from that call and concern about her friend to regain some focus back onto DDs own matters.

DS still has lessons at school, no study leave here, unfortunately, but the school is very understanding and call me when he is unwell. Hoping the weekend will help them all regroup a little and agree the half term will help recharge any batteries for the last leg.

NoClueWithStyle Wed 15-May-19 23:28:56

Oh my goodness, so many stressed teens. And therefore stressed parents too.

May the rest of the exams be surprisingly easy and the 14th June come quickly.

Soursprout Wed 15-May-19 23:29:23

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Effic Wed 15-May-19 23:46:20

soursprout my DS felt the same regarding Macbeth question. Said it was too obvious and “a struggle to write anything that wasn’t blindingly obvious - of course he’s bloody violent, the whole play is about the consequences of him killing people!”

bizzey Wed 15-May-19 23:46:31

Late to the party as always!
Macbeth ok
J&H AWKWARD (aka not revised !)
Sorry for all your dc's having tears and troubles
My nephew read me a Biff, Chipp and Kipper book tonight.. yes Floppy was in it ad well. (Surely shod be ..you know where now ! )
And now our little babies are doing Shakespeare !.
Yes ..i am on the wine ,recovering with a cold flannel on my head .😇😇

Lifeandbeans Thu 16-May-19 00:03:52

Replying to the other thread.
Just wanted to say to NoClueWithStyle that we are in a very similar situation.
DD just won't read anymore at all. (Also dyslexic amongst other things)
We are heavily relying on a hopeful four for English language. She got a U in the literature mocks so you definitely aren't alone.

Lifeandbeans Thu 16-May-19 00:06:57

Is anyone else having issues just motivating their kids to revise?

It started so well but three exams in Sen DD is already tired and done with it and has done no revision tonight at all.

Pipandmum Thu 16-May-19 00:14:46

All the more reason for getting rid of these exams. My son is being quite tactical and focusing on the subjects he needs and not caring much about the rest (going to vocational college next year). Whereas I know my academically competitive daughter will be revising all hours when it’s her turn in a couple years! And A levels are worse - having to chose just three subjects and having your whole future based on the results. I think the IB is better for many kids.

Luciaia Thu 16-May-19 07:19:51

noclue dd also worried by the general happy reactions to paper 1. Feels as though she missed the mark with the Jekyll and Hyde question and that she basically answered her own question- a few stress tears have been shed.

Greeborising Thu 16-May-19 07:39:13

Morning all.

Dd just left for chemistry, CS & Latin today.

She’s so tired & painful period just started 😬 so not much enthusiasm

No exams tomorrow thankfully.

Wishing everyone a good day x

loveonthewall Thu 16-May-19 07:41:53

Mine found the Romeo and Juliet question hard too. Said the questions were worded in a tricky way. Not that eng lit is his forte though. He's relaxed because others are saying the same thing and he knows they don't set the grade boundaries pre-exam.

Hotterthanahotthing Thu 16-May-19 07:48:00

My DDS been up since 6am listening to BBC chemistry.Shes now singing in the shower so must be feeling ok at the moment .
She knows all her chemistry equations (so do I now)so hope she can use some and keep calm.
She's off to a pre exam booster class now.
The teachers must be exhausted too putting in these extra mornings,since the kids still have lessons in-between exams there is no real let up.

TabbyStar Thu 16-May-19 07:51:57

Is anyone else having issues just motivating their kids to revise?

DD's not great. This morning she is sitting at the breakfast table with her chemistry book open in front of her because "I don't know any of this unit" whilst faffing around on Instagram. Anything I say pushes her in the wrong direction. She will pass everything but could do so much better.

cptartapp Thu 16-May-19 07:53:25

DS1 gone off for 7.30 revision chemistry in school. Last exam until next when when it ramps up with four exams in the first two days. It's DS2 birthday this weekend and we are out with family. Trying to find a balance with DS1 partaking which I think he needs and last minute cramming. Most subjects I can help with but chemistry goes right over my head! Good luck for today to them all.

myrtleWilson Thu 16-May-19 07:56:01

Some last minute chemistry here too! We live opposite the school so that is a saving grace insofar as we don't have to factor in travel times. DD is on study leave and she prefers staying at home and just arrives 30 mins before the exam starts.

Good luck everyone for Chemistry, Classics and CS and anything else I've missed!

Rugbylife Thu 16-May-19 07:57:24

Ds remarkably calm, he said yesterday that his mocks were much worse than the actual exams he’s sat so far. Chemistry today then nothing until Tuesday. We’re halfway after today 7 down and 7 left to go. He’s not expecting top grades but says he will have definitely passed, I so hope he’s right.

readyforsunshine Thu 16-May-19 08:04:02

Poor dd full of cold, shoulder picked it up on a flight & now we are both suffering. She felt eng lit went well but said she lost a bit of momentum on Jane Eyre as she was feeling so ropey. She didn’t revise last night as she was struggling to focus so got an early night & was up early for a last minute tune up. I’ve been giving her berocca, cold & flu, fruit etc.
Luckily after chemistry this morning she has a break until Tuesday, just a bit concerned as she is still suffering 10 days in😬
Good luck to all today

gleegeek Thu 16-May-19 08:18:50

Oh ready that's toughsad it's hard when you know they're not on top form. Hope today goes well and she starts to feel better.
Gree your poor dd. Periods have a habit of appearing when you least want them! Sorry your dd is suffering.
Dd is the most stressed she's been this week. She's dreading chemistry and aware she could have done more revision for it. Will be glad when today's misery is over - halfway to never having to do chemistry again!!!
Good luck to everyone's dc today. Hope the papers are kind!

Iambuffy Thu 16-May-19 08:21:14

Oh gosh.
So sad hearing how some DC are struggling sad
I feel for them - and their parents!
Agree with Maud - concentrate on what you need. I've been telling ds1 this since Feb.
So his mark profile may be spikey - doesn't matter.
Doesn't need pe, eng lit or 1 of his sciences to do what he wants to do.

Iambuffy Thu 16-May-19 08:22:52

Pe will be done tomorrow thank goodness!

Greeborising Thu 16-May-19 08:23:41

Thanks Glee

I think they’ve all had enough now!

ready I hope your dd feels better over the next few days. It’s bad enough without feeling like crap!

ILoveYou3000 Thu 16-May-19 08:27:21

Sorry for all those struggling. These poor kids, there's just so much pressure on them. DD looked knackered this morning so I've told her, no revision tonight. She needs to have some down time to recharge. So she's planning on shower, face mask and Friends, and I'm making her favourite for dinner.

Next week she only has 3 exams, it's the the third week she has the most (7), can't say I'm looking forward to that, especially as I'll be doing exams myself that week.

Good luck to them all for Chemistry today and for anyone doing others this afternoon. Hopefully the chemistry paper is a bit less strange than biology was.

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