Today is GCSE results day and Eleanor was at school bright and early to collect her brown envelope containing her grades.
She put so much effort in to her revision and is very pleased, as are we, with her results, 8 B's, 2 C's and an A in Maths, which I'm especially pleased about.
We spent eight months arguing with the school about Maths as they wanted Eleanor to take a Foundation exam paper, which would have capped the grade she could achieve at a C. We had to fight so hard for them to allow her to take the Higher Tier paper and I think this grade proves that we were right to do so.
Eleanor's had a meeting with a sixth form tutor this morning and she's been offered a place on all the A level courses she wants to take, English Language, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.
We're taking Eleanor out for a meal tonight to celebrate. Well done, Eleanor, we're very proud of you.
Well done, absolutely fantastic news. Time for celebrating indeed xReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm sure Eleanor will enjoy the celebrations.Delete
Oh Jo what fantastic results. No wonder you are so proud of her. Enjoy your meal this evening.ReplyDelete
Eleanor's had to work very hard to achieve these results so we're very proud of her, we'll definitely enjoy celebrating this evening.Delete
Congratulations Eleanor!!!! Wonderful results!! The maths is especially a great achievement as that is not an easy subject at all is it. I hope that you have a great celebration dinner tonight. xxReplyDelete
Thank you. We're thrilled with the Maths result, not just because it's an A but because we had to fight for her to be allowed to take this exam. She put a lot of effort in and has been rewarded for it.Delete
Fantastic! Oh yes definitely a meal out tonight. Shall I get my coat?ReplyDelete
The more the merrier I say. It's a shame her brother will be missing at the celebration though.Delete
Congratulations to Eleanor, and a special well done for the Maths grade.ReplyDelete
Thank you. The first thing Eleanor said when she saw us was "I got an A in Maths", I think that says it all.Delete
Congratulations Eleanor! So pleased to hear the good news, especially with the situation over the Maths paper. Enjoy the evening celebration! We're also celebrating our grand daughter's result with Health and Social Care GCSE (taken a year early) with an A*. She got back from her holiday in Italy and is very happy. Next year will be the big year taking more subjects all at once. I think she's working towards similar subjects as Eleanor.ReplyDelete
Thank you. It was quite a stressful time having to argue with the school for her to be allowed to sit this Maths paper so we're thrilled she got such a good result. Well done to your grandaughter too.Delete
Congratulations to Eleanor!ReplyDelete
Thank you. She put a lot of hard work in to her revision so we're so pleased that she got the results she needed to go on to do the A levels she wants to do.Delete
Thank you. The hard work starts all over again now.Delete
Well done Eleanor, both on the results and being offered all the places on the courses. Enjoy your meal tonight. Flighty xxReplyDelete
Thank you. Eleanor originally wanted to take Music and Drama at A level but the school aren't offering either course so she chose alternative subjects, but she's very happy with the four she's now settled on so I hope she puts as much effort in to them as she has done her GCSEs.Delete
I was thinking of you and Eleanor this morning when it was on the Breakfast news that the GCSE results were out today. Huge congrats to Eleanor and to you for fighting for her to sit the correct Maths paper. Enjoy your meal out!ReplyDelete
Thank you. We're not ones to go up to school over things, in fact, we've rarely been up in the fifteen years that Daniel and Eleanor have now been at school, yet it doesn't seem as though we've been away from the place this last couple of years. If it hasn't been one thing it's been another, and to be honest, I'd have liked Eleanor to take her A levels elsewhere, but she's adamant that she wants to stay at this school, so what can you do? I'm just relieved that we kept on with our fight, we knew that she was capable of achieving more than a C in Maths. In fact, her report states that her potential in Maths was a B so why cap her at a C? Can you tell I'm still livid about the whole thing? Thank goodness she proved us right.Delete
Well Done Eleanor! You must be feeling so proud and she must be feeling relieved its all over! Especially good news on the Maths, and shows how worth while it was that you stuck to your guns with the school.ReplyDelete
Hope Eleanor enjoys her celebrations tonight and the rest of the summer holidays. What comes next for Eleanor?
Thank you. We're very proud of her, we know how much work she put in to these exams. We're so pleased that she did so well with her Maths, though we'd have been just as pleased if she'd got a C. It wasn't that we thought she should get a higher grade than she was capable of, just that they shouldn't put a cap on what she could achieve. They obviously didn't realise the grade she could attain. Next it's A levels, more hard work, though she's got a goal in mind so it will be worth putting in the effort.Delete
Excellent grades, Eleanor, enjoy your meal.ReplyDelete
Love from Mum
Thank you, we're all really pleased with the grades. We had a lovely meal.Delete
And go you for fighting for her to take that paper!!
You must be so proud.
Hope you have a great night out.
We're really proud. I'm so pleased that we stood our ground, even though the school had given up on her taking the Higher Tier paper. It just goes to show that you need to stand up for what you think is right. We had a wonderful evening out.Delete
I am so pleased! Tell Eleanor well done! David got his A in English, b in maths, history and rs and c in the 3 sciences. Don't ask about DT... he didn't care and we won't say! (E)ReplyDelete
Thank you. Tell David very well done, he's done really well, and who needs DT anyway? He got great grades in the things which matter. I think we can both heave a sigh of relief now that's all over.Delete
Well done Eleanor! That's a fantastic result and well done you for supporting her and pushing for the higher tier - enjoy your celebration meal xReplyDelete
Thank you. It was worth battling it out with the school in the long run, though we really shouldn't have had to. We had a lovely meal.Delete
Such great news! I'm very happy for her.ReplyDelete
We're all really pleased with her results. She spent a lot of time revising and it paid off.Delete
Well done Eleanor, all that revision paid off. Well done to you for putting your foot down too with the maths. Some battles are well worth fighting! I think I would have announced her grade in a rather loud voice whilst walking past the maths teacher!ReplyDelete
Thank you. She was especially pleased with her Maths grade, I think we'll have chance once she's back at school to let the Maths department know exactly what we think of them. We shouldn't have had to fight to get the best for her.Delete
Really well done to Eleanor, that's fantastic. I hope you enjoyed your meal out!ReplyDelete
Thank you. We had a lovely evening out and Eleanor celebrated with a huge slab of chocolate fudge cake, ice cream and strawberries after her meal, it doesn't get much better than that.Delete
Congratulations Eleanor. Fantastic results for all your hard work. Thank goodness you fought for the higher maths paper. Very well done xxReplyDelete
Thank you. The Maths grade was icing on the cake, we're so relieved now that we fought as hard as we did for her to take that exam.Delete
Brilliant news, congratulations to Eleanor , so satisfying after all the hard graft, great that Eleanor has all the A level choices she wanted. Well done for fighting for the maths level, I think I would be gloating to the maths teacher. Glad you had a lovely meal to celebrate, the dessert sounded yummy xcxReplyDelete
Thank you. It's a weight off all our minds that Eleanor has got the grades required to take the A levels of her choice. I think there will be a bit of gloating when I see the Maths teacher again, perhaps they'll listen to us if we have any more concerns, though I doubt it. Eleanor loves her desserts and the one she had last night was especially good, or so I've been told, Mick and I rarely eat dessert when we go out.Delete