Hi TLC11, and welcome to sunny Bucks!
The teacher said she was given a CAT test a week after starting her new school and scored 115.
The will be the average of three different test - Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. It would be very helpful if we could have all three scores, because there can be some considerable variations in them for some children.
I asked how this related to her ability to do the 11+ and was told ''The upper schools in this area are very good!''.
115 is not out of range of the 11+! Although the two tests are not directly comparable, the mark needed to qualify is 121, a mere six points higher.
It could be that the teacher, or the school, is anti-11+ selection. Even though it is the system here, that does happen. Ignore, follow your own path.
I feel the meeting was rushed and very non reassuring. I also feel the teacher highlighted all her weak areas and did not once credit her ability in anything!
It puts her opinion on the 11+ in doubt if she can't give a balanced view of strengths and weaknesses, as any good teacher should try to do.
I have done some practice papers with her at home and at present is scoring in the region of 75% - 85% on the short IPS papers.
That is fine at this stage, although IPS are at the easier end of the spectrum, as you will know from reading on here. It is an encouraging start though.
She has been attending private tuition for the last 3 weeks. On the first week I asked the tutor to assess her ability and I was told following the lesson ''She will be just fine, she is a bright girl with plenty of enthusiasm''.
I would be slightly sceptical of any tutor who blitheyly said "she will be just fine", because the 11+ is such a capricious test. I always tell people that it is a test where anything can happen, and even the very brightest child can fail to qualify for obscure reasons.
Drop me a line with the names of the current school, the preferred GS's name and the tutor. I will see if I can shed any further light on them or suggest a forum member who might be able to.