Congratulations to all who have won a place regardless of it being a fee paying or ap !! Solihull considers the assisted places after the results have gone out, so you might still have a good chance. Although only the top candidates will get them...many will turn down these offers come 1st March, as they only use this as a back up.
Its the first step of success for your children, so enjoy it and celebrate rather than worry about the outcome...
My nephew sat this test and has passed, he also found it hard, aswell as the KES which he found harder.
My DS is currently at KES on a full bursary, and this morning was telling me that he too found the English sections hard...ofcourse not due to the fact he had packed away his will to revise after the November KE exams!!! What i'm trying to say is don't worry just because your child is saying they found it hard, doesn't mean they won't have a chance of passing. I would rather they said it was hard than easy!!
Also having just read the latest newsletter from KES, they have managed to raise funds to offer 30 boys an assisted place !!!! Which is an amazing opportunity for families who cannot afford the fees, compared to the girls who only have 10 and only 80 places altogether
So not keeping my hopes up for DD !!!!
Good luck hope that makes you feel better