Exams have dominated our home ed for too long. Even though ds1 is only taking one subject this summer and one in Autumn it has all been far too time- and energy-consuming. (He survived the first chemistry paper, btw, thought it was "ok", which is as good as we could hope for.)
I'm looking forward to moving on to other things. Doing fun stuff again. Ds2 and dd have been left to get on with textbook stuff for too long and things need to change. Dd, in particular, I'm realising, needs a far more hands-on learning technique. She might be reading now (at least at a basic level), but there is so much she can't access without support. I also need to recognise her interests...or try and work out what they are! She's a completely different kettle of fish to the boys. In fact they are all so different it's as if I've had to re-invent home education with each child.
I'm looking forward to summer. We have trips planned to tie in with prep for classical civilisations GCSE. And I'm hoping to visit some art exhibitions and The War Museum in London to inspire Ds1 for his Art and Design IGCSE, and we'll hopefully start Ellen McHenry's "Cells" course as prep for starting IGCSE biology in the Autumn. But it won't all be about exams. I hope.
Sometime soon I will do a catch-up post, of all (non-exam) stuff that's been going on. There has been life (of some sort) outside the whole GCSE thing...