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"He's just no good at it"

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amberlight Mon 01-Jun-09 15:35:16

Am I allowed a proud mummy moment please? DS (towering teenager, couple of SNs including tricky dyslexia) was told by his last school that he was Just No Good at maths, and was predicted to fail it so badly that it was barely worth putting him in for the exam.

Transferred him to another school where they cared what happened to him and taught him everything they could think of it try to help his brain do it.

He's just done his last GCSE in it, and is predicted to get a B!!!!! He even managed part of one of the really tough A* questions, he reckons. This, with a brain that can't do some of the maths at all because he can't visualise it. Fingers crossed, but I am just so pleased to see a big grin on his face today.

troutpout Mon 01-Jun-09 16:08:44

You are indeed
Well done Amber's boy smile

misscutandstick Mon 01-Jun-09 16:13:51

ahh, that is wonderful!

absolutely every right to have a PMM, and relish it, shout it from the rooftops, and blow everyones trumpet!

<misscut wonders if amber has a mental picture of herself as a one-man-band stood on a ketchup covered house roof grin>

well done DS!

ShannaraTiger Mon 01-Jun-09 16:15:49

Well done Ds, definately a deserved proud mum moment.

amberlight Mon 01-Jun-09 16:18:22

Misscutandstick, strange you should say that, because yes, I did grin and very slippery it looks too shock

Barmymummy Mon 01-Jun-09 19:08:18

Thats brilliant!!! grin Clever young man!!

Goblinchild Mon 01-Jun-09 21:50:01

Now, when he's got his GCSE, write a stinging letter to the governors at his last school, proclaiming his achievements.
Point out that the only people who are no good at it are those who were supposed to motivate him and facilitate his learning. They failed him, either through low expectations or idleness or a combination of both.
They will continue to fail other children who need a more individualised approach, unless something changes their attitude.

Or you could photocopy his certificate and make the last head teacher eat it without ketchup.
Well done to both of you, his effort and your support.

5inthebed Mon 01-Jun-09 21:55:15

Well done to your DS Amber grin

4nomore Mon 01-Jun-09 21:57:19

Well done Amber's DS (and well done Goblinchild for articulating so well what I was thinking)

Goblinchild Mon 01-Jun-09 22:31:11

Mother of an Aspie, and I'm a teacher. Double trouble!

sc13 Tue 02-Jun-09 10:51:54

That's excellent!! I'm a teacher too, and I firmly believe that (especially with maths) the 'Just No Good' excuse is used way too often, to make up for other things, ranging from lack of resources to lack of will. Well done Amber's DS!

HelensMelons Tue 02-Jun-09 15:36:41

Well done Amber's ds!!

Marne Tue 02-Jun-09 16:33:20

Well done Amber's DS, I was told i would never pass my GCSE maths but still managed to get a C.

Well done grin

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