Oh my word!! Let the panicking commence with added humph!!
I am really keen on ds to pass, but not necessarily for him to get into the grammar school as I haven't quite decided whether it is the best option for him. He is bright but not the brightest, so would he be better off being at the top of the comprehensive, or near the lower end of the grammar. If he passes, then we have a choice and that is what I am really after.
He is in the top set but things don't come as natural to him as it seems to do for others.
I know he has it in him to pass the 11+ but it will really depend on him putting in maximum effort for the next couple of weeks to keep the question types fresh in his mind and to speed him up a little (he's still not completing all of the practice test papers).
What do you all have planned for the next 2 weeks leading up to the VR paper?
Cor... You've just described my DD
We're just concentrating on the GL assessment papers from now on. Although I think we will probably do sections rather than full papers as she seems to concentrate better that way (and as she's back at school on monday, a full paper in the evening may do her more harm than good). She's still not finishing the VR paper in the time allowed but hey-ho, what can you do
I think we're resigned to the fact that she may well not pass, even though we think she would do perfectly well at grammar school. As you say, if she goes to the comp she will be certainly towards the top of the class rather than just one of the crowd at the grammar. All she can do is put the effort in (which she has) and try her best. When it comes down to it, I am very proud of the effort she has put in over the summer hols, she obviously has the right work ethic
. I'll be glad when September is over and we can get our lives back.
Good Luck everyone