Have you ever wondered what the school staff really think of your little ones?
Our secret school receptionist works in a school in Yorkshire.
Now she’s revealed exactly what staff think about the dreaded GCSE period. She says:
THE summer term is my favourite time of year at school.
Summer fayres, nice weather and the promise of six whole weeks of freedom… bliss.
The only thing to contend with is the dreaded GCSEs.
Believe me, the next few weeks will push school office staff to the limit.
There are stressed teenagers, fraught teachers and daily calls from parents worried their kids won’t do well.
Of course (and we don’t tell parents this) we all know which students will fly and which will flop when it comes to these all important exams.
And one sure way is the names.
From Max to Sam (or Samantha) and Grace, it’s easy to work out what child will do well.
Maxs are nerds who like to pretend they don’t care about exams, but who will actually put the work in on the quiet to make sure they get decent grades.
Sam, Sammy, Samantha or Samuel – whatever version of this name and whatever sex, these students are the true grafters of Year 11 and they will get top marks for their efforts.
If you are looking to spot a ‘teacher’s pet’ look no further than Grace.
Grace will get good grades but will have to work hard for them. There may be tears on results day if they don’t get the best marks.
Charlie on the other hand doesn’t take anything seriously – least of all exams.
Come June they’ve already left school. It hasn’t really hit him or her (it doesn’t matter what sex) they should have worked harder until they are entering college with only two GCSEs to their name.
Maddison/Madison cruises through Year 11 doing as little work as possible, but these are the students who will get good, but not great, grades regardless.
Adams always do well and always will.
They’ve been good students since they entered the education system back when they were five. Punctual, polite and pleasant – they’re a pleasure.
Ellies always want to do well but doesn’t believe she will so has about five backup careers ‘just in case’.
You know the phrase ‘Jack the lad’ – that exists for a reason. This student is always goofing around, acting as though they are still in year seven, not on the cusp of adulthood.
He’s the class clown and loves making people laugh, but won’t be laughing on results day. Never mind Jack… there’s always resits in November.
George doesn’t believe exams will make a difference to his life, he’s already got work lined up with his dad’s mate from down the pub.
It’s possible he won’t even turn up to all of them.
Meanwhile, Chloe is above all this exam malarkey. She’ll attend exams but won’t be bothered about completing them to the best of her ability, and certainly won’t be concerned about the results.
She’s destined for college or motherhood, whichever is the easiest option at the time.