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post #1 of 25
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After a very tense wait this week for parents and child alike, today is a good day.

Our non-fur kid has been studying extremely hard for her A'levels (exams that determine whether a student can go to University here in the UK). Today was A'level results day.

None of us slept well last night, knowing that today was the big day. We were at the school at 9 am to get her results - and she PASSED and made the grades for her first choice University.

We are incredibly proud of her and just wanted to share our joy with you all today.

WELL DONE SWEETIE!!!!!!
post #2 of 25
Congratulations to her! I well remember that day for myself and for my daughter when her time came around. Nailbiting stuff. Now my daughter has to go through it as a teacher for her students. Good luck to your daughter at university!
post #3 of 25
Way to go!!, my congrats go out to her!
post #4 of 25
Well done, Family!!! You must all be so proud! Best wishes for a bright & happy future for your daughter, with all her dreams realized! (including lots of cats )
post #5 of 25
Oh Beth thats wonderful news!

Pass on our congratulations to her

Are you all doing something to celebrate?
post #6 of 25
Awsome!!!!
post #7 of 25
Congratulations to your daughter, Beth!

Where did she decide to go in the end?! What are you doing to celebrate?
post #8 of 25
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Thanks so much Jenny, Tracy, catsknowme, Susan, snosrap5 and Sarah.

Susan and Sarah - tonight we're off to her favourite Chinese Restaurant - it has been booked since the weekend. We already had the Champagne in the fridge waiting and opened that when she got back from school. She had saved the bottle from her 18th birthday, intending to open it on this day.

She will be going to Leicester University to study Biology. She wanted to go there because of their history in genetics (DNA testing was developed there). She has a particular interest in animal behaviour and is applying for some internships abroad for the next few summers too.

Phew! What a day.
post #9 of 25
Hey Beth! Congrats your lovely kid is sooo smart like her lovely mom! ..
Many happy returns!!
She deserves a special dance only for her!
Here she have..........
cheers!
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
Susan and Sarah - tonight we're off to her favourite Chinese Restaurant - it has been booked since the weekend. We already had the Champagne in the fridge waiting and opened that when she got back from school. She had saved the bottle from her 18th birthday, intending to open it on this day.

She will be going to Leicester University to study Biology. She wanted to go there because of their history in genetics (DNA testing was developed there). She has a particular interest in animal behaviour and is applying for some internships abroad for the next few summers too.

Phew! What a day.
That sounds like a brilliant way to celebrate - especially the morning champagne!

Yes, I've heard from my Sis that Leicester is excellent for Biology! Plus she'll be pretty close to home for washing and food! Or are you still planning to move?

I can imagine you're in need of the relaxing times tonight - it is amazing how much tension builds up with results!
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
Hey Beth! Congrats your lovely kid is sooo smart like her lovely mom! ..
Many happy returns!!
She deserves a special dance only for her!
Here she have..........
cheers!
Rigel - thank you so much - she loved her little dance
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Sar
That sounds like a brilliant way to celebrate - especially the morning champagne!

Yes, I've heard from my Sis that Leicester is excellent for Biology! Plus she'll be pretty close to home for washing and food! Or are you still planning to move?

I can imagine you're in need of the relaxing times tonight - it is amazing how much tension builds up with results!
The Champagne was great you're right - trouble is I was sleepy all afternoon

I think the idea of being able to ring up mum and dad to collect the washing and cook all her favourite food at the weekend is extremely appealing!!!

I guess we're all going to sleep well tonight - it's so true, everyone's neck muscles ache today with all the tension.
post #13 of 25
So sorry to have missed this earlier on, but massive congratulations to your daughter for passing! It always amazes me what students have to do to get into Uni with conditional / unconditional offers etc. It puts so much pressure on them... but I am glad that she got what she wanted, she did very well and I bet you are all chuffed!

I remember getting my A'Level results.... 10 years ago!
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
Leicester University to study Biology
My friend did Law there - De Monfort isn't it? I remember going to visit her during February time one year, we got snowed in her student house!
post #15 of 25
Congratulations to your daughter, Beth! That's quite an accomplishment. Girl power!
post #16 of 25
aw that sounds so good!
Congratulations to your daughter!
i can immagine how proud you would be
post #17 of 25
Wow, that is just amazing! And planning to study genetics! You are right to be very proud of your intelligent, hard working daughter!
post #18 of 25
What a smart cookie!!!!----like mother, like daughter. You must be so very proud, Beth!!!!!
post #19 of 25
Congratulations!
post #20 of 25
Awesome, Beth!! Many good vibes for continued success!! Congratulations! Well done!!
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gilly
So sorry to have missed this earlier on, but massive congratulations to your daughter for passing! It always amazes me what students have to do to get into Uni with conditional / unconditional offers etc. It puts so much pressure on them... but I am glad that she got what she wanted, she did very well and I bet you are all chuffed!

I remember getting my A'Level results.... 10 years ago!
Thank you so much Gilly - when I see what she has sacrificed and how dedicated she has been over the last few years, it does make us incredibly proud of her. It also makes my own students' lives easier because I understand so much what they had to do to get into University.

You did your A'levels 10 years agoyou old duck!!!!! Now I'm not even going to tell you how long ago that would have been for me

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My friend did Law there - De Monfort isn't it? I remember going to visit her during February time one year, we got snowed in her student house!
There are two Universities in Leicester. De Montfort (the old Leicester Polytechnic), both hubby and I have studied there (law for me too). Then there's Leicester Uni - the old traditional Uni. That's the one that daughter will be going to.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Girl power!
Thank you so much Amy. Yay! Girl power!!!!!

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aw that sounds so good!
Congratulations to your daughter!
i can immagine how proud you would be
Fran - thank you. She really appreciates everyone's good wishes.
post #23 of 25
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Becky, Kelly, OllyExtra05 and Fran - thank you all so much .

Daughter has seen all of these wonderful messages and wants me to send her thanks too. Her smile this morning is as wide as it was yesterday
post #24 of 25
I have just had a professor from Leicester staying with me - he is in Archaeology but was part of developing the DNA programme, used by anthropologists and archaeologists for identification techniques. He was here to attend a big press do announcing new geophysical satellite developments (also started at Leicester) which are helping to find mass graves. Then the archaeologists move in, map the graves and the remains are DNA tested against relatives' blood samples. I used to work with the International Commission on Missing Persons here, and DNA is the cornerstone of all their work. Leicester is a great university. ICMP offer internships, so maybe next summer....
post #25 of 25
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Jenny, that's incredible. Amazing work is being done with DNA techniques - although that must have been such a difficult job to do, it's such a valuable one. So many relatives would want to know what happened to their loved one even if the news wasn't good.

Leicester is such a lovely University, daughter has wanted to go to Leicester since she was 3 years old and visited a public open day. One of the students helped her to peer down a microscope and she has been hooked ever since.
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