Hi Ks3 parents
My DS is in year 7 in one of the grammar schools and he is struggling much to cope with the lessons
Welcome to the forum.
It seems a long time ago (we are in year 9 now) but my son found the start of year seven hard but it did get better.
It is a big transition, moving up to secondary school, probably travelling, having to make new friends, going from top of the class at primary to being in a class of very able children. Taking separate focused sciences and most topics they go beyond KS3 and include GCSE stuff can seem hard at first but it pays off later.
I would try and keep a sense of perspective, I always told my son that middle of the class was fine as that was heading towards A* at GCSE.
Having said that I was able to provide support on science but had to buy the Latin answer book so I could help.
We also purchased CGP books for KS3 and GCSE in most subjects
Your DS is at the school because he demonstrated that he is very able
in the entrance exam. Sometimes it just takes a bit of time for that ability to shine through.
We also noticed that the further up the school you go the better the teachers get.
I will PM you some further information.