scary mum wrote:
he french teacher accused Dd of using google translate which she never has (her french is just good)
Strange comment by the teacher, as she should know that the results of using GoogleTranslate are generally anything but good!
Smiling as I remember one of my children thinking he could do his year 7 French homework using google translate
As you were (sorry!)
You mean there is another way???
Eccentric, I feel for your frustrations but agree with others, the academic side of things seem to be very strong at school and she is achieving what is expected for year 7, so transfer your energy into helping your daughter with the social integration side. The morning battle will become far less awful if she has a good group of friends to meet up with before the bell rings. Is she popping into the local town after school with her peers? She loves some of her lunchtime clubs, extend on those at home and include friends.
There is far more to secondary school than academics, the comprehensive sited near the bucks/oxon borders at Thame has a fantastic local reputation and has recently sent children to Oxbridge, so I am guessing they probably do start stretching the higher ability children as they get older and settled into secondary school life. I understand it can be very frustrating to feel your daughter could achieve more, but even at gs year 7 is not particularly heavy going academically, presumably because teachers realise that the transition year is so busy for pre teens in many other aspects.
Does the school stream children from year 8, when do they choose their subjects?