Results week! I am writing about BB & GG’s results with a real heavy heart. I’ve been tearing since we got the results. Both underperformed quite badly! BB even with an A* for Mathis (more than 91 marks) and A for English and Science (between 75 to 90) did badly because of super low marks in Hindi. GG was the surprise though! She under performed in all subjects, dropping a whole band in each of them. She also did much worse than her prelims, which is an anomaly as children usually better their prelim results.
GG in fact did not make it to the Express stream and will now take the longer route to post-secondary education. Maybe that’s the best for her as she is less academically inclined.
We’ve already submitted their choices Hopefully both will get into their first choice school which is the same one.
The past few days, I’ve been working with GG to reassure her that her low PSLE grades does not mean that she is stupid, it just means that in the one exam when it mattered, she fluttered and slipped and something happened that resulted in the low scores.
We’ve already started planning for the future – GG is going to be a model student from day 1. She will consistently deliver good work in school and do her very best to score more than 75% in every exam for the year. We hope this will enable her to be promoted to the express stream and she can finish school along with her brother.
Life goes on and as I mentioned, this will be the end of their PSLE journey. Secondary school and post-secondary education beckons us now. I’ll be back with more updates by the end of December to let everyone know which school they have been posted to!