I wish you all the best of luck for Fridays results, I sincerely hope your children recieve the required scores.
Please do not open the letters on school grounds, there is nothing worse than seeing one parent whooping with joy and another screaming with sorrow, especially with their children looking on [ and yes I have witnessed this!]
I would also advise not to allow children to ring their friends straight away, please leave a suitable gap, perhaps find out the results first.
Regardless of scores, celebrate the fact they have worked hard, I told my own chidren we would go out to dinner whatever the outcome.
Should your child not gain the required mark, channel all negative thoughts into an appeal [if you and the school believe a grammar is suitable] I am sure our resident appeals expert, Etienne together with Sally-Anne will be on hand in the appeals section...
Non selection for a grammar school is NOT the end of the world, several of my childrens friends attended upper schools and all come out with very good/excellent GCSEs and A levels...
Thank you for your sensible words, we too have agreed to go out for dinner regardless!
Last year my elder daughter took the exam and although she qualified we chose not to tell her the actual score. It can be upsetting enough for those who have not qualified but to have your nose rubbed in it, is even worse. One child took great delight in announcing to the whole playground that she had scored maximum marks!
Good luck everybody and channel positive thoughts to your children whatever the outcome.