Thanks Guest (invigilator) for your helpful posting. I am confident my son knows exactly what he would like to wear on the day and it definitely won't be uniform, probably his favourite jeans and t-shirt. I think he's ready in all other respects. I have given him a mock test in exactly the order in which it will be done on the day (English, Maths, toilet break, VR) and I have given him a list of 'Top 10 Tips for a Terrific Test'.
He said to me this morning, "Only a week to go Mum". I panicked a bit as I thought he was getting nervous, so I calmly asked him, "Are you looking forward to it?" and he said yes!
I am very proud of his attitude to all the preparation he's been doing - especially given his school does not support 11+. He's taken a mature approach to it and has been keen to do the extra work. He's as prepared as he can be and we now hope it all pays off on the day.
One final question: He doesn't like orange squash, will he be allowed to bring his own drink with him? Oh, and I will remind him to remember his manners and not make a grab for the bourbons - even though they're his favourite!
I gave my daughter a bottle of water to take with her last year. Her school were anti 11+ also which didn't help and when she got in to CCHS the head didn't even say well done (even though she was in a small school and everyone knew who was going where). Don't worry about the uniform issue. My daughter was more interested in which uniform was the nicest colour!! She wore jeans, jumper and trainers and certainly didn't go in to the test with the wrong attitude because of what she was wearing! Each to their own I suppose! I do agree with the comment on not listening to other children in the break time. My daughter said there were some girls saying it was easy but she took no notice. Good luck to your son.