英国校长一封邮件让我崩溃!

摘要: 英国人表达方式一贯含蓄,看完邮件后,我坐不住了,这明明是要开除我啊!

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2017年8月25日,周五,从英国学校发来一封邮件。


I am sorry to have to tell you that Leung On Ki (Alvia) has not obtained a sufficient number of  passes in her GCSE’s to allow her to continue here in the Sixth Form at Frensham Heights; based on her results she will not be able to successfully access the A level curriculum.


The headmaster Andrew has asked me to pass this message onto you so you can counsel her family re alternative options for her ongoing studies.



英国人表达方式一贯含蓄,看完邮件后,我坐不住了,这明明是要开除我啊!

 


突然收到这样的通知让我不知所措、慌乱无章,十分冒火,于是赶紧转发了邮件向眭老师寻求帮助。在英国读书的两年,我爸爸妈妈一直与眭老师紧密联系,有事儿就找中广解决。


我爸跟眭老师联系上时才知道,眭老师已经收到了英国学校的邮件,正在与中广英国办公室的同事进行交涉,并尝试与校方进行情况核实,核实后的情况正如我理解的那样:


我的GCSE成绩刚刚出来,达不到入读A Level的要求,学校希望我不要返校了。

 

事出突然,我父母比我更着急,他们很担心我无法在英国继续学习,而我,除了质疑这突如其来的邮件通知的真实性外,更多的是不满学校的“临时通知”。 这太荒唐了!我今年暑假回国重新办签证,学校重新签发了录取文件给我,但没有任何迹象要我退学;还有,新学期的费用账单我们照常收到了,我妈妈前几日还将学费和监护费大概1.2万英镑汇了过去。所以这次,所有人对学校的这个通知都非常意外,完全无法赞同学校的这种处理方式。

 

为了给我争取一个留下的机会,眭老师不断与中广英国公司的Martin及监护机构互通意见,并不断地向学校校长发起“进攻”,对此,我非常感激。


事实证明眭老师的努力是有效果的,校长在我们列举的种种事实面前,最终“妥协”,但是校长提出了一个入读A Level课程的捆绑条件:由于我GCSE results里面Art and Design成绩不错,校长建议我在A Level科目选择上,必须选择ART and Design。(成绩差,选科就会受到限制,也只能后悔自己没有好好读书…)


Further to my email, just sent, the letter attached is a pretty standard letter which we send on the basis of mock grades and staff expectations.  As I have said on previous email, we hoped that Leung Onki would achieve the 5 or 6 passes expected to move to A Levels, but she has clearly slipped below the line or only just gained appropriate grades for A Level.  There was no way of predicting her actual grades until yesterday, which we were disappointed by and concerned by too – the staff care for Leung Onki very much and have worked really hard with her over the years to improve her English, social skills, comprehension,  involvement in school life and so on. 


Your letter asking me to reconsider is well positioned – I could offer her Art, Design and we would need a third subject (I am not sure what that would be?) however the risk is that with linear A Levels she will struggle on for two years (as she has done) and not achieve appropriate grades in the examinations for entry to University.  She has always struggled with examinations, in part due to the slow English comprehension, but we feel it is more complicated than that, she is nervous/uncertain and finds the pressure really difficult.  You may remember that she experienced some of these same things during her application, she struggled to get on the flight etc.   


These subjects Art, Design and a third,  would also limit the courses she could apply for at University; the family would have to be happy with her moving to an Arts based course/Foundation year – do you think they would accept that?



本来就很恼火学校的这次“袭击”,它还竟然让我选择我不喜欢的艺术与设计课?而我喜欢的心理学和生物反而不能读了?


本身与老妈在选科上就意见不合,这下好了,自己一下没控制住又一次跟老妈在选科上爆发起了大战(我知道是无理取闹,自己都讨厌自己这脾气,但真的很不公平,凭什么不能读自己喜欢的科目。)

 

为了能读到喜欢的科目,我决心跟学校努力争取。然而,和学校沟通的几个回合下来后,事情却仍未得到解决,我爸妈只好不断地打眭老师电话求救。正当我们一家人慌慌张张、乱成一团的时候,周末来了,而周一又是公众假日,这下好了,学校连续放假三天,这三天期间学校不会回复我们任何消息!(那几天简直就是度日如年…)



趁着学校放假的时间,我努力让自己冷静了下来,并和眭老师进行了一次选科方面的微信谈话。


这次谈话后,我深刻认识到,造成今日这种被动局面的主要原因是,“我的成绩不够好”,所以,在选科上,眭老师希望我能基于目前的优势选择科目,不能光凭着兴趣去选一个自己不擅长的心理学,心理学需要具备深厚的英语功底。而我自己能达到这样的要求吗?目前的情况来说还是很难…

 

客观分析GCSE的成绩后,我又跟父母讨论了一下科目选择,并按照眭老师的建议,亲自给校长发去了一封邮件,邮件内容除了表明自己对科目选择的要求,还向校长作出了承诺和保证,保证我一定会好好学习,把A Level成绩提高起来!

 

邮件发出去后,去玩儿的心情早没了,饭也吃不下,觉也睡不香,时时刻刻都在盼望着收到学校的回复。去英国留学以来,我爸与中广持续保持了联系,这次几乎是将希望都寄托于眭老师了。通过这件事,我感受到了父母的焦急和担忧,那一刻,我才更明白父母有多爱自己,特别感谢我的爸爸和妈妈…

 

The Headmaster of FHS now says:


Please send my thanks to Dom, this is a really hard situation and I appreciate the difficulty it places you all in, especially with the family.  Leung Onki wrote to me separately asking to come back, she recognises that her nerves may have led to poor performance, and asking if she could keep her previous subject choices: Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. I always worry about Psychology on the basis of her English, and as we know she only got DD in dual award Science.


So if we work on a combination of Art or Design, Chemistry and Chinese?  Or Chemistry and Mathematics (but I think she will find this very hard). In any case lets plan on her return, with her exact subjects to be discussed in person and communicated to you/Dom and her parents before fixing them.  My feelings are that Art & DT are probably the most achievable but equally I know Onki feels very different about it, as do her parents I guess.


It is certainly acceptable for her to return and we will try our hardest to get her onto a balanced course and through her A levels as best we can -- I promise.



2017年8月29日 周二下午,收到校长邮件!

 

激动得想要哭出来,科目选择上主动权多了!


才短短几天,就像坐了一次过山车,现在,到站了,紧张和窒息也过去了,感觉像重生了一样!虽然这次事件完美告了一段落,但未来的学业还需要付出更大的努力,所以,在此,我承诺!再次返回英国学校,我一定加倍努力学习!

 

另外,我想特别感谢中广英国的Martin和中广广州的眭老师,也感谢我的爸爸妈妈对我的支持!


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第28届英国名校展

参展学校:

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School

  • Dover College

  • Glenalmond College

  • Kings Bruton

  • Merchiston Castle School

  • Sherborne International 


展会时间地点:


珠海展会

时间:2017年10月21日(周六)10:00-16:00

地点:珠海怡景湾大酒店二楼宴会厅

广州展会

时间:2017年10月22日(周日)10:00-16:00

地点:广州花园酒店三楼绣球厅
深圳展会

时间:2017年10月23日(周一)17:30-21:30
地点:马哥波罗酒店二楼伦敦厅

石家庄展会

时间:2017年10月25日(周三)17:30-21:30

地点:希尔顿酒店四楼月季轩

上海展会

时间:2017年10月28日(周六)10:00-16:00

地点:金茂君悦大酒店二楼宴会厅3



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