I know we will probably be receiving info about the test day but I just wondering if anyone could explain what will actually happen on the day? DD has opted to sit test at HSFG, so would appreciate any details of last year's experience. Any info, particularly on the following, might help settle DD nerves
Do DDs go straight in upon arrival?
Are they allocated a room with fellow pupils from their Junior School?
Do they have their break outside?
Are they given a warning when they are close to the finish times?
I guess it will probably be a little chaotic at dropping off/collecting time
Would it be easier to arrange a location to meet DD after or will we be told where to go?
Not at all stressing - honest!!!
Hope everyone who wants to sit test has registered - registration closes on Friday
I can't believe it's been a year since we went through this.
Dd did her test at HSFG a few years ago and ds did his at Tommies last year. On both occasions you are met at the gate by helpers who you leave them with - you don't go into the school premises. I believe you are told which gate to go to in the "joining letter".
On both occasions they were kept together as much as possible with school friends. She only had one other schoolmate and she was sat by her. I'm pretty sure they are in classrooms rather than everyone in the main hall.
Both times they had indoor break of about 15 minutes. They have to take a snack and drink with them, and she will have the break between the two papers.
Yes they do have a warning (5 mins I think).
All of the kids on both occasions the kids were herded back to the drop off point - with HSFG being back at the gate. Yes it's chaos but you just spot each other in the crowd.
I actually think it's worse for the parents. One thing's for sure - it will be the longest couple of hours of your life.