My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports … and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them.
The above photo clearly shows the poor mark I received in the end of year examination in the Fourth Form … but in my memory, I had myself receiving that mark after the Mock GCE O Level in the Autumn Term of the Fifth Form.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Sciences and Maths were the subjects I found the most difficult and therefore my least favourite subjects. I definitely leaned towards to the humanities.
Which subjects did you struggle with at school? What was the lowest examination mark you ever received?
Oh, and by the way, much to my relief, I did not sit the Chemistry O Level in the end. I’d dragged my score up to 42% by the time of the Mocks (still a fail) but it was to the detriment of other subjects. I still had to turn up to timetabled lessons, but sat at the back and did my homework or wrote letters surreptitiously to pen friends.