Wednesday 16 November 2011

A Proud Parent

Yesterday evening was my soon-to-be 16 year old daughter's 'Learning Review' at her school. This is a one to one with the head of the year in order to review her effort and predicted attainment when she sits her exams in May and June of next year. The predicted exam grades are then used on her college application form for her intended further education. Holly, my daughter, is a very bright girl (no bias there then!) and so parents evenings at the school are always a pleasure for SWMBO and I and last night was absolutely no exception.
Each of her subjects has a series of categories that are marked for both effort and predicted attainment at exam level based on that effort. The categories include such things as homework being on time, classroom involvement, quality and quantity of work, presentation etc. For every category and in every subject Holly scored an A for effort (the one miss was a B) which is quite simply, a staggering achievement and one that both SWMBO and I are hugely proud of. Her predicted grades at exam level are all in the B - A - A star range which is equally impressive and this means she is comfortably on track for the required results for her chosen college based A Levels.  Coupled with an truly glowing report in respect of her social skills and all round classroom contribution and enthusiasm (she was also made a prefect earlier in the year) meant that it was a very happy and parentally fulfilled household last night.
It makes it all worthwhile….;-)


Ross Mac said...

Well done! It reflects well on her and on her parents (and teachers)


Bluebear Jeff said...

My congratulations to your daughter and to your wife and yourself as well.

-- Jeff

Paul O'G said...

Fantastic - results like that only come with motivated application, encouragement and nurturing.

David Crook said...

Hi Paul/Ross Mac/Bluebear Jeff,

We are hugely proud of her and the effort she has made - all we have done is to provide the support, encouragement and the odd shoulder to cry on when needed - which I guess is a parent can do.

Many thanks for the kind words - I have already passed them on!

All the best,


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


Well done to all

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

Many thanks old chap! It was all Holly's effort - all we did was to provide covering fire!

I am liking the Pzr 1 stuff - makes me come over all 'I-must-make-a-plastic-tank-kit' again!

All the best,


El Grego said...

Congrats to all! (sorry a bit late...)

David Crook said...

Hi EG,

Thanks old chap! We are still very much on a collective high but Holly knows the next 6 months are really important so she will keep her feet firmly on the ground in the meantime!

All the best,