Saturday, 26 March 2011
Scott is struggling so much at school at the moment. My heart feels so heavy with worry. He has always wanted to go to university and because DH and myself never went we of course always wanted him to go too. I am beginning to realise that this may never happen - college yes, but not university here. He just won't cut it. He works so hard, harder than I thought he was capable. He is so frustrated that his peers pick up a book a couple of days before an exam and they get way better marks. Of course you may be thinking that this could be due to the interruption in his schooling - mmmm maybe, although he has stuck with the same subjects. Last year school was a lot easier for him and the transition from SA left him fairly idle. I am not entirely sure if the system here gets all the kids to what they 'call' school leaving age 16, then gets rid of the non-academics and then take out the big guns for A levels, it sure feels like that to Scott.
Poor soul has his work stuck up on his ceiling so that he can read it in bed - I knew there had to be a good reason for making the ceilings so low here?