Behind the Bike Sheds - September Edition

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Doesn't sound like a very motivational tutor!  P will do fine, and you have every right to be proud of him.  And I hope his tutor wished him luck , admitted she had been wrong ......  Or is that too much to ask?!

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Wouldn't know P has been incommunicado all evening, just the odd grunt..

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Am very confused.

Es is naturally very clever but he's also naturally very lazy and puts minimum effort into school work because he knows come exam time he will wing it, the only thing he's never got to grips with is written Irish, despite coming from a family of gaelic speakers.
Since he's returned to school he's studying and I dont mean pretending to do computer work and actually being on facebook (very common here), I found him up this morning going over Irish work without having to be nagged???
Wonder how long it'll last or what he's after.

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It'll be expensive whatever it is, either that or he's on a warning from school

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You might be getting a letter in the post, which he knows about and is trying to deflect, lol.

Or he might have turned over a new leaf ............   Is it important for him to do well in written Irish, or can he drop it soon?

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Leeds I know from my cousins that Irish (Gaelic) is compulsory to exam level where they are in Ireland and I suspect the same is true in NI

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That's a shame, if you don't like it! 

Thinking about this a lot at the moment (giving stuff up, not Gaelic!) becasue DD has her options meetings for GCSE soon, and by the time you include all the compulsory subjects there isn't actually an awful lot to choose!

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That's a shame, if you don't like it! 

Thinking about this a lot at the moment (giving stuff up, not Gaelic!) becasue DD has her options meetings for GCSE soon, and by the time you include all the compulsory subjects there isn't actually an awful lot to choose!

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The school are very pleased with him, so I think he's after something, probably new trainers, but he's had all his winter clothes and shoes etc bought last week and has been told he's getting nout else lol.

He'll have to do Irish for the next few years, es is the only one out of the family that didnt go to an Irish language school and tbh we're the only ones that dont speak Irish at home, OH doesnt speak it so its rude to speak Irish in the company of non gaelic speaking  people.  Es' Irish oral is grand just the written bit he hates.

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Does your OH not fancy learning it?  he could get lots of practice at home, lol.

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