Hi- DS found it soooooo stressful on Saturday. I am sure it was the fact that there were well over 1000 children all arriving at the same time, I just thought it was chaos. I know that some of his friends sit the exam on a different day as it is their religious day on Saturday (which I fully respect).
I just wish they could have split the number of children in half, half to sit on Saturday and the other half on the alternative date. I just feel it would be much easier for the school to manage with half the number of boys and less stressful for the boys as well.
Sorry to rant but still a bit shocked from Saturday.
Try not to worry, it is awful but I think it is probably worse for the parents. I agree with what you are saying about splitting the exams over 2 days. Whilst I completely respect and understand that some children cannot take the exam on a Saturday for religious reasons, I wonder whether it gives those children an unfair advantage doing their exams on a quieter day with their friends. I had heard there were about 1300 sitting the exam on Saturday?
I'm sure it would be better for everyone if the exam was spread over 2 days- surely 650 children is easier to manage than 1300?