average grades are C?
B and above is abvoe average isnt it?
Something my head teacher said in assembly once really made me think. He said how great he was at history and RME and he easily got 3 As. But he was way more proud of his C in chemistry, And he failed tech completely but he didn't really care. Made me think that. Reminds me of myself.
i got a few B's tbf i was happy with them, i didnt put alot of effort into some of my subjects
wish u had now thou!
my high school was a grammar school, so typically everybody was about the same (interlectually anyway) when we all started at 11. going through school, we were all soon seperated into "clever" ratings.. not by sets but socially, into friend groups and the like. i found all my friends at GCSE got about the same, relativley low for being at a grammar school which so many expectations from teachers and other students.
me and my friends.. how to put it.. wern't (lol i'm going to sound so sad) but.. bimbos.. blondes.. whatever you call it. we wern't particularily interested in school or studying. call it ignorance.. i don't care. a lot of people at my school cried on GCSE results day, i clearly remember head girl doing so because she didn't get 10 A*s- she got 6A*s and 4 As. to me, this is ignorance- i know a lot of people on this forum will agree with me, but whoever is saying it on here is getting fair slated so i'm trying to say it neutrally and keeping the peace.
anyway! results day arrived- and bare in mind i didn't revise much- i acheived 2 As, 5 Bs, 2 Cs and a D in these subjects :
A- English Lit
B- English Lang
C+C- double award science
to me, this was awesome! all my friends gained similar results. we were all happy.
i can honestly say i hated school, looking back even though they were 5 years of memories, i HATED IT! school didn't interest me. however, gaining 2 As in German and English Lit, some may say the more accademic subjects than say Art or Textiles, i was THRILLED! and that is what we need to see, people smiling about what they can acheive, rather than frowning about what they didn't.
what i hate most, is people who complain about results saying that they could have acheived so much higher, like some people on here.
"im going to be disappointed if i get Bs or Cs"
to be honest, if your capable of getting As and A*s, then you will. its up to you how much effort you put in- looking at the head girl of my school not acheiving 10 A*S.. why was she *****ing? she either didn't try/revise hard enough to GAIN HER FULL POTENTIAL.. or that WASN'T HER POTENTIAL.
im at my schools sixth form now.. absolutly love it.. not doing as accademic subjects anymore
Business, Art, English Language and Psycology. im predicted (don't hold me to this!!) 2 As and 2 Bs.. very good results at AS and A level. GCSE's don't really matter past year 11. no one really has asked me about mine since i came to sixth form. and unless your planning on oxbridge (which i'm not.. belive me!) i wouldn't really bother about "stooping so low to get Bs and Cs."
sorry about the long paragraph, couldnt stop my self! HA!