I think most of this is good time/test management tbh and Id certainly say her slight dyspaxia may not help.
I think its worth giving it a go again though-its taken ages to drum it into ds.He was always scoring "well"(similar to both you and malvern)but a few tweaks have made the difference,so far...but gah!codes?he does them in his head!ahhhhh!!!WRITE THINGS DOWN CHILD!
As with you malvern,he goes back over and is like "yeah,i knew that"
hoping the occasion of the day will stop the silly mistakes?I dont care if he really doesnt know,as you said,but that is annoying!lol!
He has a few mock tests coming up with his tutor in a test situation with a few others so we'll see what happens then.
Ive eased off the full tests now as hes done the 8 I had and hes doing them on a sunday and a bit on a sat to review the tests with his tutor so that along with possibly a few compound word games and little bits is,IMO,more than enough atm.
Thanks for your congrats-he certainly did well,BUT it was 2 tests...who knows how well they will(or wont-ah!)do on the day?Certainly not counting any chickens...
sorry,feeding the baby atm-rubbish grammar/spelling!