Kris Attfield is the author of three books: The Book of Finch, Letters to Whomever, The Eagle's Sore: A Novella and Pfhonge, The Inter-Continental Brink of Madness, Air Defence, Doorless Darts and Blaine Bananatree - a bunch of video games.
Gloating - My Marks in School
OK, like I said in my book: I was top of the class in school, and in grade 12 my grades plummeted.
My mom found and brought out some historical records of my schooling, I guess I’ll just share my marks with you here:
GRADE 9: Language Arts Final Mark: 82% class average: 70%
Math Final Mark: 94% (100% on final exam!!!) class average: 77%
Science Final Mark: 91% class average: 78.5%
Social Studies Final Mark: 90% class average: 76%
Physical Education Final Mark: 85% class average: 85%
Drama Final Mark: 76% class average: 76%
Spanish Final Mark: 97% class average: 83%
Advanced Computers Final Mark: 94% class average: 80%
Grade 9 was the school year I got the award for highest average grade of all the students in grade 9.
I have two Grade 10 report cards…. I’m glad I have them.
GRADE 10: 1st Term:
English 10: 81% Math 10 Pure: 91% Physical Education: 86% and for my option of Foods I have three different marks: 89%, 88% and 83%
Grade 10: 3rd Term: Science 10: 90% Social 10: 87% Spanish 10: 90% for my option of “multimedia intro” I have three marks: 89%, 100% and 98%
Now for what I have left of my grade 12 report card. This 2nd semester report card is my LAST High school report card, and as I remember that year, I was supposedly not doing as well as years before and I was being looked at by psychiatric doctors, yet my marks in school are higher than I remember them being:
Grade 12: 4th Term: English 30: 71% Physics 30: 80% Math 31 (Calculus): 61%
Wow. My marks appear to have suffered by 10% by the last year of my high school, and my Math 31 mark is higher than I remember it originally being. I thought I completely flunked Calculus. 61% huh? Wow.
Sooooo yeah, ok….. I spent all those years being diagnosed with schizophrenia simply because my marks in school dropped a bit. Hrrmmmm. I wish I had my 1st semester report card… I remember grades of like 45% in chemistry and a 75% final exam mark in math 30.
Huh. I was taken to the doctors because my marks dropped in school…. and all of the sudden I’m schizophrenic, perhaps because ‘predicting the 9/11 disaster’ was ‘impossible’.
I wonder if I could’ve done something better with my life….