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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:42 pm 
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...and to their parents too.

I hope the test isn't too gruelling for the children :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:44 am 
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Fingers crossed to everyone!

Just sent DS off to school and I'm far more nervous than he is which is fortunately the right way round.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:03 am 
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Same here - I had to appear outwardly cool and chilled when really I could do with a big bar of chocolate or a glass of bubbly right about now (for breakfast). What time do they actually sit the test? I hope it's in the morning as my DS' brain always works better first thing in the morning...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:36 am 
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The test is at 9am at our school so presumably the same at all of the others.

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You poor thing. My stomach is churning with nerves and my son isn't even sitting the exam this year :roll:

I hope everyone has some fingernails left by the end of the school day.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:03 am 
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2littleboys, mine are long gone! I've started on the chocolate now -- at this hour of day! :?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:42 am 
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tropicmama :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:35 am 
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We had absolute chaos at the Beaconsfield test centre this morning: no clear place to queue resulting in a lump of waiting people, then 15+ minutes of just two ladies checking the paperwork, unable to decide who to ask for (they didn't announce who should come forward, after much procrastinatin they said "a-l" then they said "m-z", then they said "l-l again" , but again no clear directions or announcements.

It would have taken five minutes to arrange eg five tables with volunteer staff or sixth-formers to ask the kids to queue by surname a-d, E-G , h-m, n-s, T-Z , and get them all through.instead it was a stressful and disordered scrum of parents and pupils, hot and anxious.

My DD hates crowds and I felt this really put extra stress on children who didn't need this on an exam day in a strange school.

Nil points, Beaconsfield! I mean, it's not as if you do this every year, is it?.....


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:36 am 
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PS Sorry to rant, I was just very frustrated!

Good luck to everyone of course!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:38 am 
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What happened on Tuesday, was it the same?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:53 am 
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Just heard some feedback about the first paper and apparently it will be pushing the kids :? Does not sound good to me -- on to my second bar of choc! I would need an industrial-sized one come results day at this rate.


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