this time last year, i felt, we(DS and I) were just repeating ourselves, and couldn't wait for the exams to come. we went away for 2 weeks(late july), and DS did no 11plus work except to read story books. And he came back fully recharged from the holidays. A break from books did some good for him.
just to let you know what DS did do 4 weeks before the exam-- we had our our own mock exams. I conducted it
with all the timing pressures and somewhat similar experiences of what one would undergo in an exam room....well i tried to set sceanario that way
you would have probably guessed now why we were so eager for the exams !!!!!
and also to be prepared for the day.....the journey to school, parking and the queue at school. well we did a mock run of it the week before the exam. we took a drive, sussed out where we were going to park, and did the walk, showed DS where he would line up to go in....and so on and so forth. seeing the school and the walk around it- helped DS with his nerves.
Pls do not worry- easy for me to say
these exams are hard work, and i would, if i can, give a trophy for each and every child for even wanting to attempt it.
good luck everyone