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Marrylin
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Poor GCSC results, what can I (mother) do now?

My son received very poor results today, grade D's and below.  I feel very bad for him and also myself, i have tried everything during his school years from primary to secondary in keeping up to date with his progress, helping with homework, hiring a private tutor, but nothing seems to have worked.  I feel he really has been very unlucky as from primary to secondary school he's always had different teachers and endless temps. At one point I also  wondered if perhaps he had any learning difficulties, and had him tested, but results showed him to be ok?  His school is closed and not open until the 6th Sept. so I can't speak to anyone there, my son is due to start 6th form at his school (I'm not happy with his choice of 6th form), but with these poor results i don't really know what happens now, I suspect he will be able to resit, but I've not been through this process before and completely at a lost I  also don't know if or what I should be doing, or what I can do between now and when school opens, I can't speak to anyone else about this, friends have small children so not yet at this stage and they themselves never went on to 6th form as they were fortunate enough, like me, to find jobs soon after leaving school.  My son is not self motivated, and feels like he's been under constant pressure from home and school.  I don't know of any mentoring programmes that may be able to help I'm based in South East London.  Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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