25 Years Too Late...

25 Years Too Late...

Tuesday, 30 April 1985

Exterminate the Ass-Holes

‘Starman’ – David Bowie


I dreamt about Eliza Conroy. I was very upset.

Dave got his hair streaked. Looks good!

Had the afternoon off school due to the Teachers’ Strikes.

‘Space Oddity’ – David Bowie


The new UK Number One is ‘Move Closer’ by Phyllis Nelson, who I don’t like.


My No.1: ‘Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)’ – ABC


Heard a brilliant new record called ‘19’ by Paul Hardcastle. Straight in at Number Four.
This month, I’ve bought more records than ever! Good month. Vintage!

EXTERMINATE THE ASS-HOLES. RITCHERD. OOH! GOODY! REVELATION OF THE DALEKS. YEH! YEH!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…
This time 2 years ago:Birdy came up town with me and we played on the computers in Dixons. It was a rett jest. We had a laugh!’



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Monday, 29 April 1985

Nasty Experience

‘The Dreaming’ – Kate Bush


I have finally decided to stop collecting British Spider-Man comics.

I rang Kirsty to see what she had discovered about Eliza. Eliza told her she doesn’t want to go out with me because she had a ‘nasty experience’ when she last went out with somebody. Great. She won’t even see me. I’m upset about that!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…
This time 6 years ago:‘I got Star Wars Weekly 62.’

This time 2 years ago:‘Today I got this week’s Spider-Man and The X-Men comics and the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes novel. Good, eh?’



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Sunday, 28 April 1985

Hunky Dory

'This Is Not America' - David Bowie and Pat Metheny Group


Bor-ing day!!! Crap, even! Except for ringing Kirsty McDonald. I asked her for Eliza information, which she happily gave. They go to the same school, so she’s going to ask her if she fancies seeing me again some time.

I’ve listened to my Mum’s David Bowie LP, Hunky Dory.

I don’t like all of it, but ‘Kooks’ is good and so is ‘Life On Mars?’


OLD DIARY ENTRIES…
This time 2 years ago:
‘Birdy gave me a Death Star Droid figure because he’s got two…
…I now need only 28 figures to complete the set.’

This time last year:‘I got Return of the Jedi comic no. 46.’



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Saturday, 27 April 1985

Eliza Conroy

‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ – Fun Boy Three

Went into Wisbech to meet Dave and Angus. They weren’t there, so I bounced around town in the snow! Yes, it actually snowed! Can you believe it? Snow in April!

Eventually, I bumped into Jabba – who you very rarely see up town – but he quickly deserted me to go home. It was genuinely odd to see him in town on a Saturday, and wearing a big, long black coat, too. Maybe he was out buying a copy of Razzle or something?


Finally, I stumbled across Dave and Angus, who’d both arrived late! Angus’s spiked his hair! Ha! Ha!

‘SOS’ – ABC


Tonight I took Dave and Joey to the disco at Wisbech Fire Station. Although I was pissed off at the start, my bones quickly began to feel that it was going to be a pretty exciting ‘let me feel your tits’ kind of a night.

‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’ – Kid Creole And The Coconuts


So. Dave and Joey were chatted-up by two dogs, er, I mean ‘girls’, and eventually Dave asked a girl out for me. She said she wouldn’t go out with me, but would ‘go’ with me for the night. Given that she is a gorgeous Grammar School girl, I accepted. Her name is Eliza Conroy. She’s got short-ish bleached spiky hair and wore a tight black dress and heels. Very sexy.

She likes David Bowie, which is unusual. Girls usually go for Duran or Wham! Maybe that's just at Wetlands? Maybe they're much more stylish at the Grammar School?

Anyway, we went out for a walk and chatted in the evening sun. Soon we found ourselves kissing, quite passionately. When we came back into the Fire Station, we must have kissed every 10 seconds. She had her hands everywhere and so did I.

We slow danced at the end and she went home before I could try and finalise anything about maybe seeing her again.

‘Moments In Love’ – Art of Noise


Me ‘n’ Dave waited for my Mum to pick us up, whilst bloody boring deranged Joey went home with his dad. Whilst waiting, we saw some kid get beat up, half-murdered, more or less raped, lynched and semi-killed by a bunch of old ladies in punk outfits! I exaggerate, but I’ve never witnessed anything quite like it before.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…
This time 2 years ago:
‘Birdy came over to play with Star Wars figures and I lent him my Death Star.’

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Friday, 26 April 1985

Japanese Fighting Fish

‘World Destruction’ – Time Zone


Today in our ‘sodaboutabit’ Art lesson, Jazz decided he is going to borrow Danny Chegwin’s fish tank for breeding Japanese Fighting Fish and watching them kill each other. Heh! Heh!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 5 years ago:
‘I got Doctor Who Weekly 29.’



This time 2 years ago:
‘It poured it down today. I stopped over at Aunty Vi’s until 9pm. Marilyn Monroe was on TV in The Seven Year Itch, but I only saw a bit of it.’



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’ section below) / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 13 July 2011 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Thursday, 25 April 1985

Twelve Years From Now: 25/04/97

TWELVE YEARS FROM NOW…

'Dark Therapy' - Echobelly


Fergie and I are going on holiday to the Lakes in June, and I may well be going to THE CANARY ISLANDS in late summer.

I’ve been masturbating about KATE. I want to see more of her.

YEAH.




[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Wednesday, 24 April 1985

Legs and Co.

‘4 Ever 2 Gether’ – ABC


Legs came down after school. We went out and talked to Kerry Stickles.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 10 years ago:
Mum bought me Planet Of The Apes 27 from Rossington.’


This time 2 years ago:
‘I watched Escape from the Planet of the Apes on TV. Brilliant. It rained.’


This time last year:
‘Watched George have an almost violent argument with some four-eyes who was trespassing on our land and tormenting Sam, our dog.’

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’ section below) / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 13 July 2011 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Tuesday, 23 April 1985

Deposits in the Fourth Dimension

‘I Feel Love’ – Bronski Beat & Marc Almond


I skived off again and went into Wisbech where I put a deposit on ABC’s Beauty Stab in Fourth Dimension.


Someone Mum knows saw me in Wisbech, so she found out about me skiving, but I didn’t get a bollocking.


Yuk! Yuk!

My No.1: ‘Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)’ – ABC


OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 2 years ago:
‘I watched a lot of telly, and once more I am mad on Planet of the Apes.


This time last year:
‘I went to Joey’s for tea, which was good!’

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Monday, 22 April 1985

Skiving

‘A to Z’ – ABC


I skived off school and trudged into Wisbech, where I bought Malcolm McLaren’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ 7-inch. I LOVE the B-side: 'First Couple Out'.


This afternoon, Daphne went home to Pontefract.

I rang Dan ‘Flash’ Gordon. I’m glad to say I’m really getting on with him. He’s bought the Beauty Stab LP by ABC and says it’s ace.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 2 years ago:
‘Kelly, my cousin, came over to sleep. I’m still mad on Marvel Comics!’


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Sunday, 21 April 1985

Hoping Kerry Will Suddenly Fancy Me

‘Two Tribes (Carnage)’ – Frankie Goes To Hollywood


I spent this evening outside Ray’s dirty post office, talking to Kerry and hoping she’d suddenly decide to fancy me.

She didn’t.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 7 years ago:
‘I got Star Wars Weekly 12 from the VG in Nostall.’


This time 6 years ago:
‘I got Star Wars Weekly 61 from the Kiosk in Chequerfield.’


This time 2 years ago:
‘Birdy, Pickle and me went to our Prince of Wales Colliery slagheap ‘base’ again. My Mum made me tidy my bedroom.’

This time last year:
‘I got Return of the Jedi 45.’


[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Saturday, 20 April 1985

Munich Disco Mix

‘Many Happy Returns’ – ABC


Daphne came down from Pontefract to stay with us.

I went up town (Wisbech) and bought 2000AD 415…


…and ABC’s ‘Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)’ 12-inch.

It’s ace! Brill, even! I also saw Jayne, very briefly, and she gave me a tape of ABC’s The Lexicon of Love LP.

Tonight, I worked on an Outside Bar with George, which was dead boring.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time last year:
‘Daphne and Giles came down from Pontefract to stay with us. They brought my cousin Kelly with them.’

[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Friday, 19 April 1985

Comic Box

‘Relax’ – Frankie Goes To Hollywood


I was awarded the day off school thanks to the strikes, so I’m ‘looking after the pub’ whilst Mum and George are in Yorkshire. Basically, I spent most of the day sorting out my big white wooden comics box.


Tonight, I went out to talk to Kerry outside Ray’s dirty post office. She really turns me on. It’s like I can feel a jet of fire erupting through my entire body when I see her. And that little denim skirt…

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 5 years ago:
‘I got Doctor Who Weekly 28 from the newsagents on the parade.’


This time last year:
‘I bought some US Marvel comics: Spectacular Spider-Man 91, Marvel Team-Up 142, Secret Wars 2 (great!) and the utterly fantastic Alpha Flight 11.’


[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Thursday, 18 April 1985

Casting Confusions

‘Shout!’ – Tears for Fears


Today, Mrs Hazlitt helped us cast Confusions by Alan Ayckbourne. I’m playing Terry in Mother Figure, Arthur in A Talk in the Park and the Vicar in Gosforth’s Fete. We’ll be performing the play at the Angles Theatre this summer.

‘This House’ – Big Sound Authority


Tonight, Clark Matthews (who I don’t usually hang around with) and I went down to Kerry’s house. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. They then came down to mine and played on the Colecovision.


Yes. I think summer's on it's way at last!

[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Wednesday, 17 April 1985

Million Dollar Answer

‘Lover Come Back’ – Dead or Alive


Kerry Stickles said no to my Million Dollar Question. A shame, but I’m sure we’ll continue to be friends.

Steve O’Brien collared me at school about the Bonanza jacket, accusing me of nicking it from him! I told him to go and see George about it. So he came to the pub and saw George, but he could do bugger all about it without incriminating himself as an underage drinker. George advised him to piss off and the jacket is now mine!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...
This time 7 years ago:
‘I got Star Wars Weekly 11 from the VG.’

[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Tuesday, 16 April 1985

Kerry Stickles and the Million Dollar Question

‘All of my Heart’ – ABC


Kerry Stickles lives just up the road from me and is in the Second Year at Wetlands. I know her to say hello to and we sometimes stand outside Ray’s dirty post office, where she hangs about with her mates. She’s short and slim with lovely dark hair and gorgeous eyes. She is actually stunning to look at. So are her two older sisters: a very beautiful family, in fact. I would be lying if I said I didn’t fancy all the Stickles girls. Even their mum is attractive.

Tonight, I asked Kerry out through one of Jack’s friends. She told him she doesn’t believe that I asked. I sent him back, telling her I did and that I’m serious. She is very sexy. I won’t get a proper response until tomorrow…

Miami Vice was good tonight.


I like the new Bronski Beat and Marc Almond single.


My No.1: ‘Overture’ – ABC


I keep drawing pictures of Popeye for some reason.


Yuk-yuk!

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Monday, 15 April 1985

Bonanza

‘Since Yesterday’ – Strawberry Switchblade


School was shit! My friends were okay, but the school … hell, it’s the usual boring shit-house.

George gave me a rather ace, trendy grey Bonanza jacket that someone discarded in the pub Games Room a month or so ago. It’s very brilliant – very Duran Duran. I’m sure it must be Steve O’Brien’s (a good-looking guy with great hair and pixie boots from the Fifth Year), but if it was, he hasn’t been back for it – probably because he’s scared of getting done for stupidly coming into the pub and boozing under age. At the time, I didn’t say anything to George, because even though I don’t really know Steve, I knew I didn’t want him to get into trouble. If it is his jacket and he says something, I’ll just say George bought me it.

Britain’s Number One: ‘We Are The World’ by USA For Africa.


Boring.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 2 years ago:
‘I am going mad on Marvel super-hero comics, especially Spider-Man and The X-Men.’


[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]

Sunday, 14 April 1985

Don't Ask

‘Poison Arrow’ – ABC




Boring Pissing Sunday!

I rang Jayne. She says she doesn’t want me to ask her out again. Yet.

Roll on next Boring Pissing Sunday...

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…
This time 6 years ago:
‘I got Star Wars Weekly 60 from the Kiosk in Chequerfield. Really good story.’


This time 2 years ago:
‘I watched Top of the Pops.’

This time last year:
‘I got Doctor Who Monthly 88 and Return of the Jedi 44.’



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’ section below) / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 13 July 2011 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Saturday, 13 April 1985

All of My Heart

‘Legal Tender’ – The B52s


Got Doctor Who Magazine issue 100 and my Spider-Man comic this morning.


This afternoon I went up town (Wisbech), bought some US Marvel comics from the comic stall.


I also got 2000AD 413 and 414…


…and ABC’s ‘All Of My Heart’ 7-inch.


I then went to Jayne’s. We went for a walk in King's Walk Park (near her house) and talked. We didn’t get back together, though…

I think I still love her. She’s nice! Cor!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time last year:
‘This evening, I went to Stu’s house for tea. Later, back home and full of dread, I gave my parents my Report – which was very bad!

My report:
Form Tutor’s Report

Name
RITCHERD JONES
Form Group
CH/F
Attendance
297/312

Ritcherd was a very helpful member of the form with the form assembly. He has fitted into the form very well, and has established good friends within the group. He does however ‘drift along’ in his school life without much real drive. If he put more into life he would reap greater rewards.

N. Fielding

GEOGRAPHY
CLASS WORK
C
EFFORT
D

I do wish Ritcherd would always answer the question set and in the way he has been asked to answer it, as this is hampering his progress.

MATHS
CLASS WORK

C
EFFORT
C

Ritcherd is trying to improve his standard of work and I am pleased to see that his exam work is a little better than the last one: 15th/23.

HISTORY
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT
C

Ritcherd has made excellent progress. He has a sound grasp of historical concepts and is able to present them in a lucid way.

NEEDLEWORK
CLASS WORK

D
EFFORT
D

Ritcherd is not really interested in this subject. His work is very slowly being completed, but he would much sooner read a book in my lesson.

FRENCH
ATTAINMENT
C
EFFORT
C
HOMEWORK
C

Ritcherd works quietly in class but has a tendency to dream. He is not well organised usually. He forgets his books or pens. His oral French is good but his written work leaves a lot to be desired. In the exam he lost his marks on the translation and pronoun exercise. But, on the whole, Ritcherd has worked satisfactorily since joining us.

P.E.
CLASS WORK

D
EFFORT
C

Ritcherd’s decision not to run for the County is disappointing. This in addition that he has not participated in swimming at all means he is not making the progress of which he is capable.

ART
CLASS WORK
C
EFFORT
C
HOMEWORK
C

Ritcherd has shown that he has good drawing ability although he will have to work harder and concentrate more if he is going to put it to good use. He often finds difficulty in remembering his homework and this doesn’t help.

ENGLISH
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT
B
HOMEWORK
C

Ritcherd’s work tends to be spasmodic, especially his response to homework! He has produced some excellent homework + then failed the next week. He has a facility with language but does need to deepen the content of his work and set his sights higher than at present. He also should be reading novels that he will find challenging as well as those he finds simple.

R.E.
EFFORT
D
HOMEWORK
C

Ritcherd has not got a special interest in the subject, though I do feel he could have made the effort to be more consistent over the producing of homework since he has good ideas for presenting the work and did well in the exam.

POTTERY
CLASS WORK

E
EFFORT
D

Ritcherd appears to have plenty of ability but it never seems to manifest itself into anything tangible.

PHYSICS
CLASS WORK
C
EFFORT
C
HOMEWORK
D

Ritcherd has worked steadily in class, despite experiencing some difficulty with the subject. He has worked well and shows an interest.

BIOLOGY
CLASS WORK

C
EFFORT
C

Ritcherd generally works well, but must try to become more organised and not forget his book.

CHEMISTRY
CLASS WORK

B
EFFORT
B
HOMEWORK
C

A great improvement in Ritcherd’s work over the last term. Well done! Keep it up!

DOMESTIC SCIENCE
CLASS WORK

C
EFFORT
D

Ritcherd’s interest is very intermittent. He must make a very big effort to bring his ingredients every week to make real progress. He certainly has the ability in this subject, but must use it.
Ritcherd didn’t take his exam very seriously. He achieved only 34/114 marks and 21st position out of 23 in the group.

DRAMA
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT
B

Ritcherd has talent and ability in this subject and with a bit more confidence and lots of dedication he could do very well indeed in the future.

I also worked on an Outside Bar with George.’

[Text Copyright: Elton Townend Jones, 2010 / Images subject to control of Copyright Holder / While based on true life events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the 1980s, this blog is a work of fiction. Cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / All video clips used for illustrative purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.]