Thank you for all the information Turtlegirl!!! It has been really useful.
I don’t think KEHS handle the exam-arrival process very well at all, and I have found these morning drop-offs quite stressful. I agree with moseleymum that having the exam on two consecutive ‘mid-week’ mornings causes major disruption. There are already traffic issues in the area with the schools, university, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and city centre traffic, etc. Most of the parents, myself included, had younger siblings with them, so we then had to navigate through the traffic again to do another school drop off in other parts of the city. Maybe KEHS needs to follow KES and change their exam day/s to a weekend.
I agree that parents could use alternative parking places, but the information given by the school says to drop the girls off in the school car park, so that is what most parents did. Additional information should be given about alternative parking places (e.g. University car park, etc), otherwise most of us parents will be unaware of these.
Remarkably, my daughter has remained very calm on both mornings while I have been panicking about the time, traffic, weather, etc.
This morning she instructed me to take deep breaths and relax. You'd have thought it was me sitting the exam.
I will take her for a lovely ‘relaxing’ lunch when I collect her in two hours.