Starting to swot up now and build our presentation planned for early Feb.
After reading through all the recent appeals my heart goes out to you all who have not been successful. But thank you anyway for sharing your experience.
Have I read it right that you are collating Raw scores Etienne?
I am trying to understand his remarked report which we requested to understand his disappointing score and perhaps give us some direction with the why do you think his score was so low question! But have to admit to being somewhat clueless
He is Nov born, paper 1 = 64 paper 2 = 60
After talking to our DD and trying to understand the causes he says he was running short of time and because he didn't feel he understood how to do the code questions so he just guessed them.
Paper 1 he got 2 out of 6 code questions correct
Paper 2 he go 0 out of 7 correct
From looking at the flow of marks, in both papers it would appear he started off well then it tailed off....which would correlate with his timing issues, and obviously the lack of understanding on how to do codes efficiently.
Is it discriminating to suggest he was not best prepared? Ie: hadn't ever sat in that environment, with that many children and as being OOC did not know what to expect?
Part of us however feel there was a level of, I hate to say it 'over confidence' as he has always been top 2 through out his school, without having to put much effort in! His HT and class teacher have both written that he is a child who thrives on competition.
I suppose I am getting a bit confused as to wish angle would be best to take?
Any advice would be most, most appreciated!
So many thanks to everyone, but especially for this site, which I have to say I recommend to everyone I know who will be going through the 11+ in the future!