Got up about 11.30
Went into Stafford
Bought Bryan Ferry single 'What Goes On' and subbuteo balls
Went for a walk 1/2 way to Hixon
Stayed in all night
Yesteday my teen got her GCSE results. I knew she would do ok but we were both concerned she would get a poor mark in Maths. She, like I, has always stuggled with her Maths, there have been many tears (mine as well as hers) over the years when trying to do the homework set.
Her predicted grade was a 'D' but with extra booster classes and some hard revision it could be a 'C'. The first Maths exam she says was 'solid' ... in Teen speak that is really difficult. The second one wasn't as bad she thought.........
So she toddled off to pick up her results this morning. I was on tenterhooks until she got back home.....
"ok what did you get?"
" Textiles 'B', English Language 'B', English Literature 'C' ...."
"Brilliant but what about Maths?" I interrupted
"Mathematics .... Oh...... I got a ......... 'B'!"
"A 'B' "
"A 'B' ? OMG...."
"Yeah I know ... I will never have to Maths ever again!! Do you want to hear what else I got??"
I am as proud as Punch... a 'B' in Maths ... wow!!
All in all she got 6 Bs (MATHS, Textiles, English Language, History, Health and Social and IT Creating Computer Graphics) and 5 Cs English Literature, R.E., Science, Additional Science and IT Design and Produce Multimedia Products.
Getting her Maths and English at grade B means that she can do the 4 A'levels she has chosen (Textiles, Graphic Design, Media Studies and English Lit/Language combined) and not have to forego any to resit them.... phew!!!
So she hadn't forgotten my pledge of money in all the excitement... in fact she tried to inflate each grade by a fiver lol... nice try... It cost me £85... which was quickly converted into a pair of jeans, some new shoes and a belt... I think she still has some 'well done' money left though... ...
Can you believe that this is the last Friday in August already... someone is definitely speeding the world up. The way the weather was last night it felt like November... gales and driving rain ... fabulous NOT.
On a sunnier note as it is the last Friday in the month it is also 'T-Shirt Friday' sponsored by the lovely Nurse Myra over at Gimcrack.
I only bought this T-shirt a couple of weeks ago .. it was in Next's sale for a ridiculous £5... loved the madness of it .....there is so much going on ........