Thursday, 19 August 2010

Result

This morning after a very sleepless night, the Eldest Beautiful Daughter and I went to school to collect her A2 results. We timed it just to arrive at 8am as they opened the doors.

It's quite startling to a middle aged Mummy to see so many of these teenager creatures at such a time. Who knew they were capable of morning? As the tension level wasn't quite high enough, a box of the school's results had been mistakenly delivered to a local 6th form College, this meant we had to wait for the box to come back. After 11 minutes we're allowed in, it did feel like a fortnight but my watch told me differently and who am I to disagree?

The actual exam results are quite difficult to read and I'm not talking about my middle aged at arms length squinting type hard to read, just hard to decipher and I'm a teacher for feck's sake, could they not just put in bold across the top - Your A2 result is level...
Much less stressful, all round, I feel. Yes, I do agree, if I was in charge everything would be much better, so glad you're with me on that.

Eventually we worked out the she had indeed achieved the magic B C C required to secure her place, so in a few weeks time the Eldest Beautiful Daughter will be off to the place where they take all my money and she gets to perfect her drinking technique. And if we're really lucky she'll get a degree too.

28 comments:

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

YAY! Well done EBD!

libby said...

Well done! everyone can relax and breathe now!!

Velveteen Rabbit said...

Lol :) we are half way there, AS results today....not as good as we had hoped..not as bad as they could have been!
And yes that damn silly piece of paper is like reading korean in the dark!!!

Gigi said...

Yay! Very well done EBD!

Now Gwen, where do I go to vote for you to be put in charge of everything? And can I be your right hand woman? Because I know if I had any say so a few things around here would be less stressful.....

auntiegwen said...

BMTA - yep, big relief

Libby - yep breathing is now an option

VR - know it well love, had that at GCSE, really limited the AS level choice and this year herself was disappointed, she felt she should have done better in drama but she had enough to get in and that'll do

Gigi - indeed, we could be in charge of the world !!!! I'll do Europe, you do the US, anyone for the Antipodes????

Ayak said...

Well done EBD. It's a long time since I was going through this with my BD and I can remember how stressful it was.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Congratulations EBD, hope you can all relax and enjoy the next few weeks now xx

Nota Bene said...

Thumbs up and a pat on the back...to you for getting her this far! Oh and well done to EBD

Debs said...

Yay, congratulations to your daughter!

My son is soon starting his second year at uni and is loving every second.

slommler said...

Boy isn't that the truth!! Congrats to her and let us hope she can make it through the gauntlet!!
Hugs to you
SueAnn

Troy said...

Hi, my first time commenting here - I called by a few days ago and spent an enjoyable time getting up to speed with who's who (love the look of your Turkish house and am gobsmacked at your strict criteria for men, especially the star signs!!).
Congratulations to EBD and look forward to you blogging about her leaving for Uni.
In my day the school just wrote your A and O level grades onto self-addressed postcards and mailed it - easy to read!

auntiegwen said...

Ayak - yep I get to do this every yesr for the next 5 years (due to my having my kids so close together) every year for 5 years, start praying for me now!

LFBS - yep a few weeks of stress free time would just be a treat xx

NB - yeah another milestone passes

Debs - so glad he's enjoying it, I'm sure she'll enjoy it but I wonder what impact that'll have on
any studying?

SueAnn - thanks, onto the next life challenge !!!

Troy - welcome, we're the family von strange really !!! and as for the man thing, yep I know that's why I'm single!!!!!!

Kelloggsville said...

I raise my drinking game arm to that. x

auntiegwen said...

S - you'll have to teach me some drinking games, sounds great fun! x

Taz said...

Congratulations to your sweetie pie. My eldest had her standard grade results while she was away on holiday with her Dad, I don't know who had least sleep me or her! :)

auntiegwen said...

Taz - tis the season to be stressy tra la la la la la la la la I hope she got what she wanted/needed xx

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

Lovely - well done! We are waiting for GCSEs on Tuesday....very tense in deluded woman towers right now....I'll hide in the west wing till Wednesday!!

Laura said...

Exellant results! Congrat her for me! and Congrats to you for having to put up with the stress.

Shirley said...

I get busy and don't check your blog for a week or two and the whole world changes! You had a birthday, got your very own DT, posted pix of The Boy, and now EBD's off to uni. Glad to see you're still alive, AG!

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

Many congrats - start saving girl - best take a second job, and a third and a...
X

Mud in the City said...

Fabulous news! I am sure you are all toasting to her continuing huge success. Might even raise a glass or 2 here!
x

indigo16 said...

Daisy had to wait until 9.30! The pain... I agree that haiku would have been clearer to understand thankfully she had the sense to check UCAS first or there would have been tears.
I am so pleased your EBD got the place she wanted and yes the real money starts hemorrhaging now!

Previously (Very) Lost in France said...

Well done to your daughter in such a tough climate for Uni places. We're just starting on the GCSE route (although DS has taken his French two years early so we have that to look forward to on Tuesday) and to be honest, what happens after that seems a mystery to me - except it seems to cost a lot of money!

auntiegwen said...

M - yep, me too TBS gets half of his on Tues

Lolly - yep we can breathe now

Shirley - oh yep nothing happens for months and then it's all go, hope you're all well, mylovelt friend x

RLS - thanks Steve, my hours are being increased at work, taking me up to full time :( but every little helps as they say

Mud - oh yes, I approve whole heartedly of raising glasses, hope you're feeling well xx

Alison - yep, back to full time for me, big congrats to Daisy (we did try and check UCAS but it was overloaded)

VLIF - yep money is the key to it all, lots and lots of money. Good luck for tomorrow.

Working Mum said...

Congratulations EBD!! Not easy to secure a university place this year, she's done well.

(I don't get the mistake thing though; exam results are sent to schools electronically the day BEFORE they are to be released to pupils, so the school had them on Wednesday!)

auntiegwen said...

WM - When I arrived the Head cam over to speak to me ( as I used to teach there) and he said that a box of OCR results had gone to this other college, I didn't even query it.

Suzanne Jones said...

Congratulations EBD.

And I hope you're basking in her reflected glory because children always get their brain power from their mums.

XX

auntiegwen said...

Suzanne - yep all mine get their good stuff from me any bad points are all their dad's fault ! xx