WFG makes everyone lol.
I do know what it is like to watch a child strive for an exam and live with the fear of not getting in.In fact , with one of ours, she had to really live though that reality, even when her sister had already gained a place.It is a terribly hard process.Happily she was just a whisker away from getting in and got in on the waiting list a couple of weeks later.
I think the whole process of selective schooling is desperately hard on those who don't have a happy outcome.When you look at some of the grammars in some areas , you have a 1 in 10 chance of success.I just think that for those who know that their child is
bright enough and who put all the work into trying to gain admission, it is heartbreaking seeing them excluded through lack of places rather than lack of selectability.
This grief is compounded when other choices are just not there for them.
There have been posters on here who take the opportunity in congratulating someone, to also knock the state system when for many, it is the only choice they have. I am not referring to anyone in these recent threads,I was just trying to explain why these threads quickly polarise people.
Happily this thread is not one of those.