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support topic for the people who's teens didn't get the grades they wanted

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2shoes Thu 21-Aug-08 10:19:04

so I don't have to go on the "oh henry got all A's)

larry5 Thu 21-Aug-08 10:30:02

Dd has just gone to school to get her results - I think I am more nervouse than her.

Mikafan Thu 21-Aug-08 10:33:22

me too, am on tenterhooks waiting for the bloody postman to arrive

larry5 Thu 21-Aug-08 10:41:07

Dd has passed all of hers but not straight A* but I am delighted for her as she worked so hard (much harder than I did at school).

mumeeee Thu 21-Aug-08 11:26:26

DD3 is very dissapointed in her Grades. She only got 2 C's,6 E#s and 2 F's. So has not got the Grades to Do the BTEC National Diploma which is what she wantes to do.
She worked very hard and revised a lot. She is Dyspraxic so has to work hard to get anywhere.
We have phoned the college and she will probably be able to do the BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts. They have an open morning tommorrow for students who didn't get the grades for thier courses,
DH is taking her down so she can speak to a tutor.

2shoes Thu 21-Aug-08 11:42:50

mumeeeeI am sure thay will be able to sort something out.
ds has done better than predicted. but not good enough to get into the course he wanted(haven't seen the letter just a garbled phone call)
sounds like he got a c in ICT which is amazing.

LollipopViolet Thu 21-Aug-08 13:38:08

My 2 friends have done very differently. K has done really well but H hasn't done as well. I'm unsure what to say to either really, they've been at the same school for 13 years and are best mates, I don't want to offend either of them.

Any help/advice? Do I still give H the congrats card I bought this morning?? This is hard....glad I'm not a mum going through it! And to think I only did this 2 years ago....

2shoes Thu 21-Aug-08 14:32:48

well even though ds hasn't done brilliantly he has still worked at it. so I think you should give them both a card.

LollipopViolet Thu 21-Aug-08 14:51:31

That's what I thought too, but wasn't sure. Thank you 2shoes, and well done to everyone's DC's

catweazle Thu 21-Aug-08 15:17:56

DS got a B, 6x Cs, D, E F. Technically not good enough for 6th form. Popped in to see the Head this morning who very kindly said he'll take him back. Phew.

All my others got a sprinkling of As and Bs in their GCSEs and he is actually cleverer than all of them. But he is lazy. As I said to him I feel really disappointed but on the other hand he hasn't bombed like I expected so I feel a bit mean being annoyed IYSWIM.

Then you hear that there's a record number of A*s and I wonder how he has managed to scrape mainly Cs

cheapskatemum Wed 27-Aug-08 20:08:07

Catweazle, yours sounds similar to my DS1, 4xB, 4xC, 1xD. He could have done much better. We have interview with Head on Thu, to see if they'll accept him in 6th form. TBH, I hope she says no, but I think it'll be another last chance.

bagsforlife Wed 27-Aug-08 22:01:06

My DS did not achieve what he should have done a couple of years ago ('underperformed' I think is the euphamism) and I know what you mean about others who are not as clever getting more As etc, but he redeemed himself at A level and is now at university doing exactly same course as best friend who did get all As etc at GCSE, so don't despair...just yet!! To be honest, I think it gave him the scare to do a bit better in 6th form (still didnt work that hard though).

cheapskatemum Wed 27-Aug-08 23:46:57

That's what I'm sincerely hoping, bagsforlife and he has said as much. At least he got the Bs in the subjects he wants to study for A level and even if his Head doesn't let him back, he has a place at another school nearby.

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