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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Exams
With Boo starting her GCSEs this week I’m choosing the word Exams for my word of the week.
Boo seems to be doing okay but we are checking in with her all the time. The school seems to be making them do extra revision work in-between exams. I was surprised that the school has decided not to have an exam break, which means Boo will have to keep going to school until the end of June even when her exams are finished. This was a new initiative in 2021 but it was brought in after Covid and I really don’t see the point of continuing it now. Boo really doesn’t want to continue going to school when her work there is done.
If you have children doing exams I did write a post on my other blog about Staying Mentally Well During Exam Time. Good luck to everyone!
The Little man has been doing a little extra work on his new laptop. This week he did an Open University Course on Coding. He flew through it, I was trying to keep up with him but he seems to know a lot more about Python than me. I did manage to teach him a few things about HTML though. Ah, old skool, that’s me. When I was at school computing was for boys only, the girls had to do typing lessons!
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Snap! My word is exams too.
My youngest has the same too, doing revision at school for the next exam. I have told her she doesn’t have to revise at home now as she’s doing so much at school. It worked out well, they were revising the quote or something the day before and that was on the English Lit paper so it was fresh in Ellie’s head.
We were told that the year 11’s here would finish school on the 26th of May but now they’ve said they have to go in until their last exam, for Ellie it’s the 16th of June. Good luck to Boo.
Well done to your Little Man, my girls know way more about coding than me. I feel old. lol. x
Well well, hasn’t time flown by? I wish your daughter well with her exams. And I am happy that Little Man is enjoying something too. Well, I would stop going to school after the last exam and see what would happen. What will the school do? There’s no use going into school in my opinion.
I’m intrigued by the concept of having exams for the word of the week. It’s an innovative approach to expand one’s vocabulary and deepen their understanding of words. Incorporating exams can provide a structured and engaging way to reinforce learning and encourage active usage of newly acquired vocabulary. It’s a fantastic initiative for language enthusiasts seeking to enhance their linguistic skills.
Fortunately, our own kids are done with school but we have grandkids that’s now starting to get to the exam stage. Good luck with the exams and thanks for hosting
Good luck to Boo with her exams. That’s a shame that they’re having to keep going until the end of June even when exams are over. It was always one of the bonuses of being an exam year getting to finish term early. Sounds like Little Man enjoyed doing the OU Coding course – well done to him for doing it. #WotW
Good luck to Boo with her exams! I remember I finished my exams, left school and started work – but that was a very long time ago!!