One of the interesting things about tidying is some of the random things that you find. What I found tidying my bedroom was one of my old school reports. I have around 3 over all: one from pre-school, another from primary school and the other from secondary. Ever since my diagnosis, it got me wondering whether my teachers noticed how quirky I was.
Let’s take a look at the last of my secondary school reports and see what they had to say in each of my subjects. You know I like to be real on my blog so I can’t wait to see what you think!
Daisy continues to work to the best of her ability and is a pleasure to teach. She has produced some interesting creative writing this year and indeed this is what increased her examination score.
Daisy continues to work hard in class and at home, well done Daisy. She has made much improvement since Year 10 and now understands much more of what she does. Although I am sure she understands the maths she does not always interpret the question properly. (Mood, past me! I still don’t! Haha!)
Daisy is now starting to reap the rewards of all the hard work she has done during her GCSE Science course. Not only is she now achieving above her target grade in science, but she is doing so in both the written and the practical parts.
I am sure that Daisy will not disappoint any of us!
I thought I’d pop the Top 3 subjects on here since the majority of the teachers said the same thing over and over. What I’ve noticed from nearly all my school reports over the years is that I tend to put a lot of hard work into my stuff but don’t get what is explained to me.
I love how this hasn’t changed at all!
It wasn’t that I didn’t get what I was told (because my grades showed I did) but they told me so much information at once that my brain imploded.
The same things mentioned in my 3 reports are that:
- I try to get on well with others in class but struggle outside.
- I gained confidence (eventually).
- I enjoyed the practical work but struggled with the written.
Again, these haven’t changed!!
I’m still socially awkward and prefer practical work to written. The one thing that I guessed has changed a little is the confidence. That is pretty much non-existent and I think my teachers just saw what I wanted them to see!
I feel sorry for my teacher friends now who have to put up with students like me. I’m sure I had mine pulling out their hair in the staff room!
Part of me wishes that I could go back and tell past me what I know now. Here are some of the things I would say to me:
- Don’t say no to hanging out with your friends at break.
- There is nothing wrong with being in the library most of the time.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for extra help when you’re stuck.
- Don’t pretend that you know what you’re doing.
- Enjoy school! It might feel like the worst time of your life because of the bullies but work hard!
It’s true what my Mum used to say that you miss school when you have to grow up. I remember staring out the window at the cars and wanting to be out there living. Now that I’m out here, I’m all like ‘Let me back in! Let me back in!’. My school was pretty different compared to most because it was opened in 1592 and we sang in Latin.
Now do you see why I love Harry Potter?!
I practically went to Hogwarts! We even called ourselves ‘Mini Hogwarts’. We were in Houses, had an old school with etchings in the wood of the walls and I even sang with my choir during a ceremony with a Boar’s head. Maybe that’s why I’m vegeterian. Haha!
What did your school reports used to say about you?