How is everyone feeling? We try not to talk about it or mention it at home but DS and his friends must do as every other day when I wake him up he tells me "so-and-so number of days mum!" (referring to how many days until results day). He didn't seem particularly nervous leading up to exam day and said the test was "ok" (not indicative of how difficult he found it, by the way, as he thinks everything in life is "ok"). I think this is what makes me nervous and which I try to hide from him - I literally cannot tell whether he has a good chance of passing or not. As I've read many times in this forum, scores on mocks and practice papers, especially when it comes to CEM, are not accurate indicators of how a child will do. Unless maybe if DC consistently gets 80% or above on those - which DS definitely did not.
I think more than anything I cannot predict myself how I will react on the day when he opens that envelope. I hope I can keep it together for him! First DC to take the test so I am admittedly very nervous, if a tad scared, of the unknown
We never put pressure on him to pass but he seems determined to. It was only yesterday that he asked us to go to a comprehensive school's open evening. Prior to that, he only wanted to go to GS open evenings/mornings.
Truth be told, I am bricking it. There, I've said it and it actually feels good as I can't say it at home