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Your school report - accurate?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by robyn147, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. The Nobel prize for medicine was won by a scientist who was told in a report he had no aptitude for science.
    Did your old school reports accurately describe you?
    I can remember my biology one (3rd year).
    29%. She has failed to revise and it shows.
    To be fair - it was plants, and I still find plant biology boring. Despite having a degree in biochemistry.
    How were your reports?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    The Nobel prize for medicine was won by a scientist who was told in a report he had no aptitude for science.
    Did your old school reports accurately describe you?
    I can remember my biology one (3rd year).
    29%. She has failed to revise and it shows.
    To be fair - it was plants, and I still find plant biology boring. Despite having a degree in biochemistry.
    How were your reports?
     
  3. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Said I was too quiet (in some lessons) - err no, just bored / trying to avoid being beaten up for being a brain.
    Said I would not achieve my full potential.
    Hmmm....
     
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I was told science was not my bag.............but I now have both a BSc and an MSC and teach science.
    I was also told I was excellent at cookery. That was and still is quite true, except I've never had a cookery lesson in my life, at school or anywhere!
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I was told I was not very good at woodwork. So true.
    I think the PE teacher had no idea who I was and just wrote "satisfactory progress". How did they get away with that in the old days?
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    And the reason I was quiet might have had something to do with a pretty bad speech impediment. That's why I never put my hand up.
     
  7. Trying to remember my school reports. The phrases that I remember include:

    'withdrawn and quiet'
    'not very good at science but is dogged'
    'talented and a joy to teach' (art) *smug.* Sorry, no paragraphs, on Chrome.
     
  8. darkness

    darkness New commenter

    I recall 1 report, and it was applied to everybody within the class and was very basic. From an RE teacher

    "Behaved spasmodically."
     
  9. ha ha. Are you sure it was spas*modically*?
     
  10. I didn't keep any of my school reports. I hated school and wanted to forget about it. However I remember two comments. One when I was eight - for music: "ckk likes singing" which I was disgusted by as music and singing was my passion, and my last report at sixteen for maths "ckk has exhibited a level of effort far greater than most of her classmates. However, she has difficulty in achieving written results and it is this which is adversely affecting her grade." I felt proud to get a grade 3 'O' level Maths (Cambridge Board) and attribute this to my teacher's solid teaching.
     
  11. I've just remembered another one "A tendency to chatter should be curbed", when I was ten. Like everyone else I opened my report on the way home and truly dreaded giving it to my mum. I knew she would be cross and she was.
     
  12. Oh, how I miss the days when you could write honest reports. I remember in 1975 when I had to teach the bottom set Year 11 Girls PE - not my specialist subject. They were foul! I tried everything including dancing, which is definitely not my forte, but our classroom was the canteen. One girl took me to task because I gave her an E. My comment was: ' X obviously considers that the walk to PE is sufficient exercise as I have yet to see her remove her coat.' And she had to agree that the comment was fair!
     
  13. But I must confess telling a boy in my year group who insisted in skate boarding to school (forbidden) that he should stop messing around with skate boards and get some qualifications so he could earn a living. He went on to be world champion in some aspect of skate boarding...
     
  14. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    PE: "Does not participate willingly."
    That was a fair summing up, all things considered.
     
  15. When I was 9 my school report said "Dance is forthwith excused from Maths lessons as she shows no aptitude whatsoever. Is good with the class guinea pig"
    I didn't attend a Maths lesson from that point on until I was 16 when I did a CSE Money Management ( I got Grade 1) strangely I now deliver Functional Skills Maths successfully but am useless with guinea pigs.
     
  16. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i was pedantic, when i was 8.
     
  17. Congratulations!
     
  18. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    all i know is that it made mum and dad laugh. :(
     
  19. Oh thank you! I have longed for 40 years to set the record straight on this one.
    "A poor result which is not wholly explained by her late arrival".32% was the figure on my exam paper.
    I had joined the school half-way through the term and obviously this put me at a disadvantage. BUT - he had added up incorrectly and my result was actually 52%.When I pointed this out he neither apologised nor changed the report. B*stard. Not that I am bitter or anything. Now I know 52% isn't great but it's bloody better than 32% and the nasty comment wasn't deserved.
    Would be good at dramatic work if she wasn't so quiet - from a primary report - I am an unbelievable drama queen now!
    My (naughty) mate once got "Tries hard to be class clown" Hahahaha!
     
  20. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    PE 'I've not seen much of Belle all term'. Hardly suprising as I hated PE and used to bunk off and hide in one of the many corridors of the convent school. At least it was true!
     

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