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Result Day

Here is Em really jubilant at her excellent GCSE results. She managed 7 A* and 4 A’s. I’m a really proud dad today. All of her friends also did well, interestingly her friends who went to Parkside did exactly as well as her friends at The Perse, and apparently  Joe from Parkside received a letter of commendation, been in the top 5 scorers in the country.

The only difference being that, I think, The Perseans did separate sciences .

So now they will all be reunited for the next two years at Hills Road. 

[Here is Craig’s blog from Parkside]

Reader Comments

  1. That is absolutely brilliant news, congratulations Em and I hope you enjoy Hills Road.

  2. Hi Geoff. Are you hinting it wasn’t worth the money? My son’s just come through the Perse with
    3A*s and As and I too am so proud and pleased for him. Although I expect the school is a little disappointed for every pupil who does get straight A*s (Hope your other readers recognise that is tongue in cheek!)-they certainly have sent a ‘could do better’ message for the last few years. For the contrast, most of his friends out here in the villlages don’t have two GCSEs to rub together. This has little to do with relative ability. The Perse has given me peace of mind that my able son will do his best. That has been worth all the fees.
    By the way, so few kids do three sciences these days which is why we end up with a population the majority of which apparently think the only way genes get into tomatoes is if they are put there by meddling scientists. Scientific education is fundamental to our society and in the public sector it has deteriorated in favour of hairdressing and other ‘vocational’ stuff not underpinned by a sound scientific base.
    Three Sciences is a damned hard option for GCSE as well, so well done Emma.

  3. That’s great. I’m sure she worked hard and you spent many hours going over Latin revision with her ;-] Gam did well too though because we were away the day the results came out, he didnt’ find out till today. We’re all so priviledged here, whether our children are in the private or state sector. I also wonder whether there is that much difference, having had experience of both.

  4. Thanks Michael Tina and Ellee. I think the money has been well spent on Em’s education. Although having just ‘bought’ a years education for a Iraqi refugee for £62 maybe the Perse are overcharging
    “Good news.

    Three days after the appeal went out, 41 Iraqi refugee kids have been sponsored – and 18 have already started school.

    Lizzie and Khulood went to hand over your cash at six schools yesterday. The kids were signed onto the register, collected their books and were in classes by 9.30am.

    Pictures here:

    One mother we met in the registration office said she’d decided to sell the family’s fridge to pay for her son’s fees. Needless to say – not least cos it’s 35 degrees in Assam at the moment – she was absolutely delighted not to have to and wished all the sponsors “a good life”.

    We only had 17 kids in the original group, but the word has got out and Khulood’s phone is ringing itself crazy with more families hoping their children can go back to school. Even a random taxi driver asked whether we could find a sponsor for his nephew.

    So if you or anyone you’ve ever met would like to sponsor a kid, please do so here:

    By the way, quite a few people wrote asking why we didn’t set up a charity to do this formally. The simple answer is that we don’t have the time or resources. This has been a happy sidetrack for us while we’ve had a few spare days from filming our new documentary. Of course we understand if people prefer to go through established charities rather than with our makeshift set-up. Seems to me that either approach is valid, as long as they get results (and we don’t pinch all your money…)

    Thanks for your support.
    Wishing you a good life,

    Franny & Lizzie

    PS. While I’ve been writing this, two more sponsorship pledges have come in. Thanks, D Lewis and lizzie’s mum.

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