Really glad to see this thread, as I have been despairing at my daughter lately. She has been getting her lowest ever scores over the last few weeks, going from an 'almost sure she will pass' to 'a not a hope in ****'. We have finally sussed the timings but at a huge cost. Think I may not have helped when a few weeks ago I told her to just concentrate on finishing the papers within time (previously struggled at this). Now I think she has taken me at my word and just goes for the fastest finish time possible. The mistakes she is making are infuriating me, but she seems so not fussed by it all. I am trying to view it in a relaxed manner, we still have time to get it right. Have now switched her from a group tutor session to one-to-one (at great expense
) but am hoping it will make all the difference and make her realize she only has one shot at this.
So hard when her teachers and other parents assume she will be the one to pass out of her friends, wish I shared their optimism