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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Chemistry and maths finished here this week. Dd has tests in a couple of subjects this week and is still getting lots of homework which she finds quite helpful. She still seems quite relaxed about things - long may it last.
She did inform us this week that she has decided against doing an EPQ and will instead be taking AS French at the end of year 12. She has been talking about it for a few weeks since she was offered the opportunity but I didn't think she'd decide to do it (6 months ago she was saying she couldn't wait to give up French :roll: ) but she's suddenly decided she loves it. She is at least starting with the intention of dropping it if it proves too difficult/time consuming.
Any idea how hard the first year of French A level is?!


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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:12 pm 
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DS1 doing his GCSE’s this year with 4 younger sisters my stress levels will be heightened until 2026!

Anyway he’s just done his mocks and somehow he’s got 7,8,9’s and an A for further maths.....oh and a 5 for French lol

Apparently he did revise in half term after all!!!

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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:52 am 
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So dd now has her GCSE PE Practical assessment and GCSE German Oral out of the way .. phew

Only a couple of weeks until they break up for study leave - scary !!

Still getting alot of English homework due in the following day but fingers crossed that soon fizzle out.

How's everyone else dc's doing?


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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:58 pm 
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Dd seems to be ok. They are having quite a lot of tests at the moment which in one way she finds frustrating as she is not revising in the way she would choose but revising to specific tests but in another way she finds reassuring as she is doing well. Only music performance and composition are out of the way here; French oral will be after the Easter holidays. She doesn't break up for study leave till the 2nd week of May.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:33 pm 
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Tough times. He’s doing a lot of revision and sick of the whole thing already.
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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:26 am 
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1st day of Easter Hols and dd is at school and at school she will be for the rest of this week for revision sessions.

She likes the fact that it may not be her usual subject teacher and is always interested in another person's perspective.

I did ask her if she's had enough and she said yes .. but it's the thought of extended summer holidays that's keeping her going :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:35 am 
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Crackerjax wrote:
1st day of Easter Hols and dd is at school and at school she will be for the rest of this week for revision sessions.

She likes the fact that it may not be her usual subject teacher and is always interested in another person's perspective.

I did ask her if she's had enough and she said yes .. but it's the thought of extended summer holidays that's keeping her going :lol:


I know some schools do this. Do they have a budget to pay for extra teachers?

My son's school send us an email saying they are expected to revise for 6 hours per day during the "Easter revision period". I think that's harder than going to school as you have to have the discipline to do it. So far, my son has managed 2 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:20 pm 
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DS2 is at school for an 'Art day' today - he sent a message at 10.09 to say that he had finished what he felt he needed to do(!), but that the teacher had found them something else to occupy the rest of the time - to 3pm :shock:

At the moment, we are sitting in our respective local Costas. (At least I am in the one near home and by now he is probably in the one in the outpatient department at the hospital, as he needs a blood test and thinks he booked it for this afternoon...).

He doesn't seem to mind having to go in to school today, but I think he is quite glad not to have 'qualified' to be invited in for the other revision sessions which are being run over the holidays :lol: .

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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:33 pm 
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The answer is "no" Salsa the majority do not have the extra budget to pay teachers to come in during the hols. They come in to help the students. Having said that many schools are stopping this as students have been found to rely on it rather than taking responsibility for their own revision from earlier on.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSEs 2019
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:15 pm 
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salsa wrote:
I know some schools do this. Do they have a budget to pay for extra teachers?


DS has some extra sessions over Easter and weekends and parents were asked to contribute £5 voluntary contribution per subject.

Seems fair enough.


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