We spent last night going through the selections and both Hubs and I were really proud when we spoke with his teachers about the choices Bobs had made.
Bobs was one of the 40 students who were invited to take GSCE Physical Ed - its a tough exam to take and requires a good understanding of Science as well as being able to cover the social and cultural factors affecting participation, the principles of training and he will be required to perform and evaluate a health-related exercise programme. I was exhausted just reading through the exam schedule!
We were so pleased to hear that his Mentor predicts that Bobs will get an A* in this area :)
Once we knew that the Physical Ed was a goer Bobs then decided to go for Triple Science - now that is a toughie and is only open to those students who will get a 7 in their SATS exams. Bobs Mentor predicted Bobs would achieve this so fingers crossed he will be able to get on to this course too.
Other subjects he opted for were - Statistics, French, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, Graphics as well as Media Studies - on top of the standard English - that's 11 GCSE's and will hopefully mean that he will be able to gain access to the college of his choice.
I'm finding it hard to believe that my "baby" is at this stage in his education and yet he is so sure of what he wants to do with his life -I wished I had been so sure at his age!
Bobs has always known which career path he wants to take and is so focused - he knows what is needed to get there - my lad is far too sensible at times and certainly puts me to shame!
Ive gone and got me a cold:(
I hate the horrid yacky feeling you get when your head feels like its about to explode - my throat feels like Ive swallowed a thousand razor blades and I ache from head to toe :(
Its no fun at all.
With lots of exciting things upon the horizon I've not got time to wallow in self pity and as much as I would have liked to curl up on the sofa and sleep, I just couldn't - I had too much to do.
With my list of "to do's" crossed off I spent the afternoon putting the finishing touches to my Pencil Lines LO for this week and packed the kits for the class I am teaching on Saturday.
I'll leave you with a sneaky whilst I go and dig out a packet of Lemsip!