Thanks so much OWGC for the reassurance and your insights into the whole process. I'll have to start worrying about A Levels soon then! I am still concerned that my son is giving up history and not sure that any amount of dragging around museums/watching films etc. will make up for that. I think what I would really have liked was for someone to take an overview of my son's progress so far and to make recommendations about what he should take, considering his preferences but also his abilities. it is quite easy at that age for them to be influenced by factors e.g. what their friends are taking (though I know this was discouraged) and what exciting field trips/perks might accompany some subjects!! We did talk very long and hard about all this at home but some objective advice might have been helpful. At the GCSE meeting/parents evening all the teachers were very helpful and positive, but all encouraged my son to take their subject!! Just one more option would have made the whole process just fine.onewestguncopse wrote:We do know what we are doing at CH! We have sent students to top universities for 450 years. Relax and trust us to do best by your children.
Anyway, I'll try to go with the flow - obviously the A level decision is going to be even harder, so I'll work on my relaxation techniques!