Thanks for the advice everyone. We have had another chat with DS - a gentle chat along the lines of how would you feel if you were always struggling etc etc... Tears streamed down his face but with no sobbing just quiet tears
IT was awful. He says he doesn't care that much about being bottom all he cares about is going to this school. We have been to see the head who is very keeen too have him and understands the emotional side but is also very aware that he needs to get some gcse's and if the pace of teaching is too fast for him then he will sink.
For the moment we are going to continue along the very positive path of him achieving as well as he can in the CE in the summer and do everything we can to help him with that. With that in mind I would like to know if anyone has any experience of the Galore Park Revision Guides for CE as I want to set up a work station for him at home which does not rely on him always having the correct books in his bag . Being dyslexic he definitely responds better to interesting looking texts, so some revision guides are better for this than others e.g. the CGP guides are fantastic .
I have re equipped his pencil case and we are building him his own desk area in an effort t make the revision a little easier. I have told him that if he can do 20 minutes a night between now and the summer then that will stand him in good stead. He is very happy to do that as it is not a huge amount but given that he gets home at 6.45 every night, I think it would be too much to expect any more at this stage. Fingers and toes firmly firmly crossed now!!!
Any feedback on good revision guided for CE would be welcome.