Today my youngest, like many others got her GCSE results.
And whilst they weren't quite what she would have liked, they were far from disastrous.
But the stress they caused has been awful.
She missed getting her 6th form place by 0.03 of a point!
All due to them placing her for a spanish exam we specifically told them not too!
(in which case she was well over the points. Typical)
So we had a hour and a half of uncertainty of her place. And although she has places at three other colleges should she want them, her heart was set on staying on to 6th form.
After a long chat with the headmaster, deputy head, head of year and head of sciences a provisional place has been granted subject to one more senior tutors agreement.
(keep your fingers crossed and say lots of prayer for her please)
So at least for now all the tears have been dried and a smile is back in place and she has returned to the challenge a little happier.
I can't remember being this stressed for my own results!
A very large glass of wine will be making an appearance tonight I feel!
If you have or your child has had results today I do hope all has gone well.
It was shocking how many A* students got Bs and Cs.