First post here. DD will be sitting a grammar test for Birmingham in September. I have also opted for results to be shared with Warwickshire, just in case, although we are only considering one grammar really- Camp Hill as the rest are too far to travel.
We have decided to try for grammar when she was at the beginning of year 5, so rather late. Mainly self prepared as can't afford expensive tuition. She had a maths tutor but not the one renowned for his pass rates, but he did help somewhat.
Anyways, my question is regarding mock tests. Any positive stories from those whose children didn't score highly in mock tests? She has done one from Fraser Stevens and got 57% in the time allocated, but would have got 68% had she had a little more time. This week I bought CGP CEM style mock tests pack 3 and she did quite poorly on the first paper that we tried (half a test). Only got around 50% overall but she lost lots of points on 'shuffled sentences' section where you have to find the word that does not fit. She really struggled with that section and only got 1 right out of 12-15 can't remember. Her maths and NVR are definitely stronger than English.
I am getting a little disheartened and thinking should we even have bothered
but trying to keep a positive front in front of her. She is eligible for pupil premium but we decided to only apply for grammar if she gets a decent score and I would rather she is top in local comprehensive than bottom in grammar, it will completely knock her confidence.