Not just ANY complete stranger I hasten to add ...
Just one VERY special one.
I want to kiss the complete stranger who marked Miss Mac's GCSE Maths paper!
Miss Mac got her GCSE results last Thursday.
It's been a tough year. A year where she has worked extremely hard. She's been in school several mornings each week at 8am for revision sessions. She's left school late after yet more revision sessions. There's even been one where she went in at the weekend to collect the latest release of past papers as well as working hard at home.
Whatever her results were I was going to be so proud of her. She really couldn't have done more.
Maths has always been her bete noir - the subject she has struggled with the most. The one that after numerous test papers in the last year she had only once managed to scrape a C grade in. The one we pored over, a little like the blind leading the blind as I only passed mine in my 20's after going back to college (and that was a LONG time ago so I'm not sure I was really that much help.
The one that to be honest, (although it was never said out loud) we really thought she might not get ...
But she DID!!!
She got a C and we are THRILLED!!!
A C is all she needs to never have to worry about it again.
It is DONE!
She phoned me from school SO excited to tell me that she'd passed it and I was so excited that everything she said after that just washed over me so I had no idea what her other grades were.
SD who was sitting next to me when I got the call said he thought he'd heard her say A more than once but he wasn't sure and so I had to wait for her to get home to find out about the rest.
She did brilliantly!
B's for English Language, Science, Additional Science and Geography.
A's for History, RE and English Literature and an A* for Art.
I couldn't be happier for her.
It means her place at 6th form college is secure where she will be studying English Literature, Biology and Photography for the next couple of years without the stress of having to resit Maths.
I can't wait until October when she will be able to bring her Art course work home and I'm pretty sure I'll be showing some of it off here on the blog.
She is thinking of taking life classes as an extra out of hours course which I'm really pleased about and I think that based on this quick sketch she did that she's already pretty good at it.
So proud, so happy, so relieved it's all over - I could kiss you all too!