The GCSE juggling act
Jun09

The GCSE juggling act

I thought it was weird at first that my son didn’t get study leave for his GCSEs. We always had it back in the day, but apparently it’s the norm these days for kids at comprehensives to keep attending school for revision sessions even when the GCSEs are underway. As it happens, he did actually finish school for study leave at half-term, with two weeks of exams done and two weeks still to go. And now I realise I’m...

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The GCSEs have started!
May22

The GCSEs have started!

Well, the GCSEs have been underway for a few days and I’m pleased to say things are going pretty well. My son is in a routine and everything seems pretty calm and stress-free. Just as it should be. Just as I’d hoped it would be. My son doesn’t have study leave just yet, which seems strange to me, but apparently it’s the norm at comprehensives these days. It means kids are definitely revising, rather than...

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Project 365 2017 Week 20
May20

Project 365 2017 Week 20

A big week for us – my biggest boy started his GCSEs! It’s a weird feeling knowing I’m old enough to be a parent to a GCSE student, because I can remember mine quite well. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 134 – Sunday 14th May – my husband and eldest are going to do the Three Peaks (properly, in under 24 hours) in a couple of months, so it’s time to start training by walking up hills!...

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