Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Community > DIBBing > General Chat
Forgotten Password?
Notices
General Chat This forum is for general topics and chat type threads.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 16 May 19, 08:48 AM  
Link to this Post
#153
Helen J
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Helen J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 09
Location: Cheshire
Originally Posted by clochette View Post
She was unhappy with the Biology as were most people who sat it. Apparently the teachers were very unhappy too and are complaining to the exam board (AQA Combined Science) - good luck with that.
The same thing happened at my DS's school. My DS is doing triple science, AQA, and he thought that biology went OK, but his friends that are doing combined science were all complaining about how hard the biology exam was, and apparently there was loads of stuff on the exam that had not been covered in school.
__________________
Helen, my DH my DS
June 1994 - Comfort Inn Florida Mall April 1998 - Disneyland California Oct 1998 - Private Villa Nov 1998 - Private VillaApril & Nov 1999 - Private Villas. Nov 2000 - Private Villa May 2002 - Myrtle Beach Nov 2008 - Windsor Hills Villa Oct 2009 - Glenbrook Oct 2010 - Aviana & Old Key West Aug 2011 - Indian CreekOct 2012 -Shire West Haven
Helen J is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Our WDW Holiday.
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 09:07 AM  
Link to this Post
#154
Helen J
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Helen J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 09
Location: Cheshire
Originally Posted by Disney Dizzy View Post
DDs Eng Lit was on An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliette. She said she felt it was better than she had expected. Those in her school who did Macbeth were all complaining as the questions were about a very minor character in the play. She has Jekyll and Hyde and poetry next week.
My DS's Eng Lit paper was on Macbeth and A Christmas Carol, next week it is An Inspector Calls and poetry.

His Macbeth question was about the Macbeth character. What I don't understand now is I always thought that the kids took exactly the same exams, if the questions are different how can they decide the grade boundaries. It doesn't seem fair now as some papers will be harder than others.

Also if the school gets to choose the books why on earth would they choose Pride and Prejudice, it's word count is approx 122,000 words, compared to approx 18,000 in An Inspector Calls.
__________________
Helen, my DH my DS
June 1994 - Comfort Inn Florida Mall April 1998 - Disneyland California Oct 1998 - Private Villa Nov 1998 - Private VillaApril & Nov 1999 - Private Villas. Nov 2000 - Private Villa May 2002 - Myrtle Beach Nov 2008 - Windsor Hills Villa Oct 2009 - Glenbrook Oct 2010 - Aviana & Old Key West Aug 2011 - Indian CreekOct 2012 -Shire West Haven
Helen J is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Our WDW Holiday.
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 09:31 AM  
Link to this Post
#155
JLH
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Apr 10
well I am hoping after today's chemistry exam(which he has already said before that he wont pass!) that my son can start to feel a bit more positive about how he's doing . He thought Biology was ok but apart from that its all been doom and gloom but the remaining subjects (maths aside) are his better ones .
__________________
JLH is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
unexpected return !
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 11:52 AM  
Link to this Post
#156
Disney Dizzy
Very Serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Jul 12
Originally Posted by JoJo88 View Post
Does he not have another chemistry exam? We have 2 per science topic. DS is doing the foundation paper.
Think it depend on whether your child is doing combined science or triple. My DD is doing triple so has 2 exams for each of the 3 subjects. DD is doing foundation for Biology and Chemistry but higher for Physics.
__________________
1993 - Orlando Honeymoon
1997 - Clearwater/Orlando
2011 - Emerald Isle, Orlando
2013 - OKW - 20th Anniversary
2019 - 4 week Big Birthday Bonanza
Disney Dizzy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Fabulous 50th Florida Fandango!
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 12:00 PM  
Link to this Post
#157
smithlane
VIP Dibber

 
smithlane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 15
Mobile

Originally Posted by Disney Dizzy View Post
Think it depend on whether your child is doing combined science or triple. My DD is doing triple so has 2 exams for each of the 3 subjects. DD is doing foundation for Biology and Chemistry but higher for Physics.
DD is doing the same as yours. She was very surprised she was put forward for higher in Physics but she got a level 6 in the mocks so they obviously think shes capable. Lets hope theyre right!
__________________
The BIG Florida Surprise - Aug 2015 Trip Report
The BIG Florida Return - Aug/Sept 2017 Trip Report
The BIG New York Surprise & Florida Comeback - Aug/Sept 2018 Trip Report
Christmas Markets and More! Berlin - Nov/Dec 2018 Trip Report
The BIG Las Vegas Surprise - Feb 2019 Trip Report
The BIG Little Lies California Road Trip - July/Aug 2019 Trip Report
smithlane is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Birthday break in Krakow
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 12:09 PM  
Link to this Post
#158
Vikkicat
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Vikkicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 12
DS home from Chem, said it was not too bad. but i am really worries (like others) as he has said Biology was good, Eng Lit was ok (Macbeth and Christmas Carol) and chemistry he thinks he added up his marks and has done well! we are AQA board, apart from Geology that is welsh board.

he already looks so tired, but he has three days now until his next one on Monday so hopefully he can rest and recoup!
Vikkicat is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
2 weeks Boardwalk & 1 week Vero beach
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 12:31 PM  
Link to this Post
#159
JoJo88
VIP Dibber

 
JoJo88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 08

JoJo88's Reviews
DIBB Villa Reviews: 2
Mobile

The verdict on Chemistry...

JoJo88 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
All over for another year...
Reply With Quote
Unread 16 May 19, 12:34 PM  
Link to this Post
#160
Leanne1977
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jan 05

Leanne1977's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
DSs verdict on the Chemistry paper(triple science one) was that it was a pretty hard paper but he thinks he did well. Hes decent in chemistry and biology, physics is the one he struggles with a bit.
__________________

WDW Villa Jul/Aug 2005
DLP SL Jan/Feb 2006, DCR Feb 2007, Cheyenne Feb 2008, NB Nov 2009, Ibis July 2010
WDW Pop Sept 2006
WDW ASM/HRH/POP Sept 2007 free DDP
WDW Regal Sun/SSR/CIAS May 2008
WDW CIAS/RPR/Cypress Pointe GV Aug 2008
WDW Highgate Park/AKV/BCV Dec 2008
WDW SSR/Pop May 2009
WDW RPR/BCV/BWV/VB/VWL/OKW/Kidani/DCL Jul/Aug 2009
WDW Dibb Villa/Regal Sun May 2010
WDW BCV/VB/DCL Oct/Nov 2010 Wedding trip!
WDW SSR/Dibb Villa/VB Oct 2011 1st wedding anniversary trip!
WDW OKW/VB/Peabody Aug 2013
Leanne1977 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Christmas time at Disneyland Paris
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Eat and Play Card

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TravelPlanners

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2447
CaxtonFX  $1.2313
Covent Garden FX  $1.2437
FAIRFX  $1.2450
John Lewis  $1.2451
M&S  $1.2191
Post Office  $1.2204
Sainsburys  $1.2421
TESCO  $1.2442
Travelex  $1.2135
Updated: 02:30 14/10/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1255
CaxtonFX  €1.1167
Covent Garden FX  €1.1266
FAIRFX  €1.1300
John Lewis  €1.1283
M&S  €1.1057
Post Office  €1.1039
Sainsburys  €1.1233
TESCO  €1.1248
Travelex  €1.1013
Updated: 02:30 14/10/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Sun 13th Oct 9:58pm
Now: 24C/75F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 7mph - E Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 78%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 01:40 14/10/2019