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Can I brag a little bit?!

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CouthyMow Thu 16-May-13 17:01:05

DD has MLD's. She sat a mock GCSE paper in Health & Social care a while back, with the help of a reader, a scribe, and 25% extra time.

She got a 'B' for her mock!!!!


SanityClause Mon 20-May-13 21:17:49

That's brilliant about the work experience, as well. Not many people know what they want to do for a living at that age, and baking would be a brilliant career if she really wants to do it.

How fantastic! So good to hear lovely news x

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 17-May-13 16:35:34

Oh excellent well done to your DD and great about the work experience too. (Ds's work experience in yr 10 really helped him turn a confidence corner.)

zzzzz Fri 17-May-13 16:30:23

Oh such a lovely read. Send kisses from all the geese. What a clever clever girl.


NotAnotherPackedLunch Fri 17-May-13 16:28:13

That's brilliant.
You must be bursting with pride.
Thanks for posting - it's put a smile on my face.

CouthyMow Fri 17-May-13 16:19:52

She is looking forward to her work experience in July, too - we have found Work experience in a local cake shop (she wants to become a baker), which is run by a man with severe dyspraxia - he is as ditzy as DD, he lost the work experience forms not once but three times - but he understands DD's issues.

He has even told me that of she does well then there is the chance of a Saturday job for her!

CouthyMow Fri 17-May-13 16:15:46

We wrote off her RE GCSE at the end of Y9 - her school insists that every pupil has to sit in over Y9 & Y10, so a full year early.

DD hadn't progressed enough, and last year, she got a 'U' grade in it. PITA is that now, a year later, she is working at a 'D' grade in it, but with her 'U' from last year, she will be lucky to get an 'F'.

So the H&SC mock mark is a great cheer up from that one, and shows how much progress she has made in Y10 alone!!

troutsprout Fri 17-May-13 14:15:14

Oh gawd girl ... Brag away!
Well done couthygirl !
Ds is doing RE gcse today.
<< wibble>>

Well done Miss Couthy! smile

Cailinrua Fri 17-May-13 13:26:32

So lovely to hear good news like this. As a parent of children with SN we have so many sad and worrying days so it's extra important to celebrate the good days. Stories like your daughter doing so well give me hope for my boys' future - and a bit of hope is so important!

marchduck Thu 16-May-13 23:51:39


armani Thu 16-May-13 23:31:29

Couthy your dd sounds inspirational and amazing! She must be an absolute credit to you smile

CouthyMow Thu 16-May-13 23:05:44

Her reasoning? Well, you give me £5 if I get a good effort grade in my report, or if I get a good grade in a test, so as this was a mock exam, surely it's worth half of that?

(I praised her for good Maths too - a year ago she wouldn't have known or been able to work out that £2.50 was half of £5!)

CouthyMow Thu 16-May-13 23:04:05

grin Yep. Even prouder when she tried to extort £2.50 from me on the back of a good result in her mock...wink

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 16-May-13 22:42:06

Wowza!!!!! Go Couthymow junior! You must be so proud.

CouthyMow Thu 16-May-13 22:29:51

And tbh, I would like to ram a framed copy up the nostril of the SW I had when she was a baby, that told me when she was 7mo (and I had just turned 17) that she would never walk or talk, she would basically be a vegetable, and I ought to give her up for adoption, as I was too young to be able to help her...

I promised myself that day that I would prove her wrong.

And I've spent the last 15 years trying to get DD the help that she needs to achieve her potential.

I'm not about to stop now...winkgrin

CouthyMow Thu 16-May-13 22:26:38

On further discussion, she says she has one of three people as her help in the exams, two she gets on brilliantly with and says they 'understand her', one she really doesn't like because he's a 'grumpy git'.

Lets hope she gets mostly the other two for all her real exams!!

TapselteerieO Thu 16-May-13 22:18:44

Well done to your dd Couthy. Bragging should be compulsory on this board, it is great to read about the successes in the sn world, heartwarming stuff!

MareeeyaDoloures Thu 16-May-13 21:28:29

Go girl! Are you daydreaming yet... about how to make all the naysayers see a colour photocopy of her final GCSE certificate? Hmm, Brad Pitt, now, making them eat it, or accept a framed copy grin, which works best?

RinkyDinkyDoo Thu 16-May-13 20:04:00

Hurrah Hurrah!!!!! grin

insanityscratching Thu 16-May-13 19:36:28

Wow brilliant, well done Couthy's dd smile

GoblinGranny Thu 16-May-13 18:34:32

Not bragging at all, after the rather hideous day I've had, it's a pleasure to read a post like yours. smile
What an achievement!

I hope there was a tasty something to celebrate with, DS always wanted spaghetti bolognaise followed by apple pie when he'd done something exceptional.

Badvoc Thu 16-May-13 18:31:05

How good is that!? smile

armani Thu 16-May-13 18:16:25

That's absolutely brilliant!

rosielou678 Thu 16-May-13 17:36:46

Whoop whoop! Well done!

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