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Unashamedly boasty GCSE thread

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NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 12:16:14

My ds got his GCSE results yesterday.

A bit of context first. He has AS, severe OCD, dyslexia, some hypermobility which makes writing difficult and, I suspect, a degree of dyscalculia affecting basic arithmetic though he is good at maths concepts.

YrR to yr3. He was always very amivalent at school and struggled with writing and reading. (no diagnoses at all.)

Yr4 OCD started school (well HT mainly) very unsympathetic.
Yr5 OCD much worse pushed out of school by HT within a few weeks of starting. Home ed by me until Christmas then LA home tutors 5 hrs a week for the rest of the year. AS diagnosed
Yr6 In a small class for children with medical issues at PRU, 12 &1/2 hrs a week. Managed to build up to 1& 1/2 afternoons a week at a different primary by the end of year.

Yr7 We managed to find a very supportive ms secondary. A good year school wise.
Yr8 OCD gets much worse. Rituals and anxieties meant school attendance became erratic and at beginning of December he stopped going altogether. He continued to get worse and wasn't even able to access the on-line work the school set. In June he was admitted to a young people's psychiatric unit. He was too ill even to go to the hospital school much.
Yr 9 He was still in hospital but better and able to attend hospital school though that wasn't full-time. From January he had 1 day a week at his own school while on home visits. By Feb half term he was home and back in school full-time. The rest of that year went well. Diagnosed with hypermobility at the end of that year.
Yr 10-11 His OCD fluctuated and although he was doing quite well he still missed 1-2 days every 1-2 weeks due to his rituals. Dyslexia diagnosed at the end of yr 10.

His school has been very supportive throughout and some teachers in particular have invested a lot of time in him.

So his results:
Physics and Chemistry A*
Maths, Statistics and Biology A
Geography, Product Design, Drama and English Language B
English Literature and RE C

Sorry about the long post I just had to get the whole story down somewhere.

Any other boasts please share!

HugAndRoll Fri 23-Aug-13 12:18:50

Wow! You must be so proud, very well done to your ds.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 12:20:22


AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 23-Aug-13 12:23:24

Well done indeed to your DSsmile. He and you should be rightly very proud at this achievement.

FreshWest Fri 23-Aug-13 12:39:29

Those are fantastic results! Well done to him and to you.

salondon Fri 23-Aug-13 12:44:27

Huge Congratulations. I am so glad your son has done well in the exams

Strongecoffeeismydrug Fri 23-Aug-13 12:46:28

Love to read a good boastgrin.
Well done

PolterGoose Fri 23-Aug-13 12:48:02

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NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 13:35:39

Thanks so much everyone. I am so proud I'm telling anyone who will listen.

onlyjoking9329 Fri 23-Aug-13 13:40:45

Boast away, that's a fantastic achievement,and well worth the pride you are both feeling.

osospecial Fri 23-Aug-13 13:53:38

Congratulations, they are amazing results well done! smile

AtYourCervix Fri 23-Aug-13 14:04:14


That is an amazing achievement.

Well done!

Sunnymeg Fri 23-Aug-13 15:15:40

Fantastic, well done!!

mrsbaffled Fri 23-Aug-13 15:38:04

Wonderful x

frizzcat Fri 23-Aug-13 15:43:43

You're not doing enough boasting - get a loudspeaker and drive round in your car shouting it! grin
Call all past doubters too

Amazing results congrats to you both

Borntobeamum Fri 23-Aug-13 15:54:39

I'm thrilled for you!!!
Those are excellent results x

jiggles001 Fri 23-Aug-13 16:22:11

Fantastic !!!!! Boast away .....
You must feel so very proud!

HisMum4now Fri 23-Aug-13 17:38:40

Congratulations to you both ! Your DS obviousely worked very hard, but we all know how hard you had to battle behind the scene. It was so worth it flowers

signandsmile Fri 23-Aug-13 19:01:11

Fantastic! and as others have said, a testament to your support, love wisdom and sheer blood sweat and tears... and a big fat rasberry to all the doubters, nay sayers and useless social care bods...(they know who they are) grin

marchduck Fri 23-Aug-13 20:36:46

He's a star, well done smile

WetAugust Fri 23-Aug-13 20:39:49

Brilliant results. Dinnae haud yer wheest wi that lot!

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 23-Aug-13 20:50:22

Fantastic!!! He must take full credit of course, but so too can you be utterly proud of yourself as well as of him!!!


zzzzz Fri 23-Aug-13 21:17:23

Oh how wonderful. What a clever brave boy, just like his Mum.

I feel a bit tearful, but in a good way.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 21:59:56

Thank you all so much. Life is so much better when I have understanding people like you lot to share it with.

SauvignonBlanche Fri 23-Aug-13 22:06:19

That's fantastic! grin

DS who has a statement of SEN, AS and grip problems got:
A in History and RS
C in English (Lit&Lang), Geography and Biology
He got into 6th form to do A levels and re-take his Maths.

I'm so pleased, relieved and proud! grin

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