Hi, I havn't posted for a long time but thought I would share my news with you and, at the same time, ask for advice from anyone really who may have some pearls of wisdom to throw in my direction
My son who is at an excellent grammar and has always excelled academically (he got a certificate of excellence in Year 10, making him one of the top 12 boys in his year) has received, as feared, appalling results today. Despite our encouragement, cajoling, and anything else we could think of to try to get him motivated, he just switched off after his GCSE's and has completely lost his way.
Luckily, he just scraped enough to be permitted to remain at the school, and he assures me that this has been a real wake-up call for him. I fear he will not get an offer from any of his chosen universities. Should he consider resits, or go with the grades he has, hopefully do well in his A2's and accept an offer from any university which will have him, or should he think about a gap year. It is so confusing and, despite the fact that he admits that it is his own fault, I feel so unhappy for him.
Advice gratefully received