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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:58 pm 
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...rather than let DS know I am concerned. Bright boy who everyone assumes should pass easily (ha ha, easy to say about someone else's child :lol: ), but not scoring as he should in practice tests. Am about to go through his practice tests to see if I can see what the problem is but I suspect it's a few wrong here and here. Aaargh.

Thanks, feel a bit better now!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Yes you are welcome to panic here ...... may find others joining in.

Deep breaths scary mum!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:06 pm 
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I'm having flashbacks now...Unscary ...my DS was scoring 21 % in his tests a couple of weeks before and I spent most of my time booing and drinking wine :oops: If he is bright and doing ok otherwise, I'm sure he will be ok on the day.See if you can find a pattern to his wrong answers, if not he might just be a bit fed up and jaded.Have you tried doing the work first thing ? I found it made a big difference ! I'm pouring you a big glass of wine and breaking off some yummy chocolate for you. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Mmmm, thanks that's just what I needed. I've had a look & no real pattern, although there's probably a collection of about 5 types where he makes mistakes regularly so we have something to work on. I think exam technique may be an issue so I suppose practice will help that. Heigh ho (slurp, chomp).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Do you need a high score to pass, Unscary ? It's just practice I suppose.Is he doing it under timed conditions ? Perhaps he's rushing and panicking ?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Patricia on here says they should be getting over 90% to be sure. He's not at he moment. Rushing and not panicking I think is a bit of an issue. "Finished, can I go & play now?". And why shouldn't he at the age of 10 :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:29 pm 
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I'm having so many flashbacks...sounds like one of mine, Unscary. I'm sure he will pull it out of the bag on the day.Has he scored 90 % previously ? Aaaagh...this time next year I shall expect you to tell me it's all going to be ok and your son is about to start grammar . :) Have a refill.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Yes, 100%, but those were easier tests! Cheers! Hic! I'll be here for you next year :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Panicking not allowed...

Which are the types does he have a problem with?

Which publisher are you using at the momment?

Patricia


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Scarymum, take a step back and breathe.....I am going through exactly the same things. My 90% plus child in all papers in all subject has dropped down to 40% this week. Any paper he tackles is met with lower scores each time. I am on brink of suicide :lol: There is no pattern to his mistakes. I guess he is just fed up. I hope as the exam nears, he will get his groove back 8)

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