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Why is it that even though you know what the Dr will say, him actually saying it still has the ability to make you cry?
Quite so. Not good news I take it?
Alex has come home depressed. He had an end of year test for Maths today, and he didn't do well. Not that its been marked or aything, but he only managed 'eight and a half questions out of sixteen, Mum, and some of them I'm not sure of'. He has of course then calculated what percentages he could get, and figured he might easily get lower than his lowest test mark ever, 43%, and even lower than 40% which is the pass rate I think.
Now he's anxious because '(new school) thik I'm intelligent, and this will prove I'm not and they will think I've LIED Mum!' I hve had to gently point out that this is the top set in a grammar school and they have been using GCSE text books for the past 12 months... he could be bottom of the class and still be of a good standard. Alex does not see it this way, however I do think his declaration that he will feel terrible for a million years is a tad dramatic... *snigger*
In a way, he does deserve it (well, he totally deserves it!) as he did bu99er all revision for this test, and probably needs the wake up call, but it will be sad for him to leave the school (where he's been having his Maths for 2.5 years now) with his first ever test/exam failure :( At the same time, it's not entirely his fault- -since the move of premises Alex's attendance has been patchy, especially last term, he usually goes for 2 of 3 lessons but sometimes he was only going once a week or not at all and Al's understanding has obviously got holes as a result. That's resolved itself this term, but last term he missed a lot, and I think his current school have brushed off the missed times saying oh its oK you are good at Maths, which has made Alex rest on his laurels a bit.
Anyway I've told him we will get some KS3 tests (I have some actually) and he can do a bit of revision and then tackle one of those at the end of half term if he likes. He does like, so he's feeling a bit happier as a result although whether it actually happens is anyone's business!
B and Q later, to order my new kitchen!!! *happy dance* I have been saving for this for- well not a million years, but certainly a good many of them!
Enjoy ordering your new kitchen EB
No it wasn't good news, it was what I expected, but not what I hoped.
Oh and as for Alex and his exam, maybe, as you say, he'll learn he needs to revise
Our FlagOur Bunting.
Me & YD went a bit mad!! xx
Haven't finished outside yet - W is insisting on more decorations
We live on a main road so I'm hoping the bunting is still there in the morning!!
I've made a carrot cake, DH has made a baked strawberry cheesecake and both DH and Corbin made triple chocolate cookies for our family Jubilee party tomorrow. Topping for the carrot cake to be made tomorrow and Beth will be making her cupcakes too
Were going to a friends for a BBQ on Tues, my goddaughters are making crown cookies & cakes.
Gingerbread biscuits are what W has ordered, so M is going to try her hand at them tomorrow