Don't be down we all feel the same, it really feels like a lottery, you mentioned the class teacher? What did the HT say, in our school it's the HT that makes the recommendation ie. 1:1, 1:2 etc. level 5's are good and his writing I would say is fine too. Did you ask yhe class teacher why he feels he's not suited to a GS? Good luck, I know it's stressful, a few of us on here are in the same boat. Stay strong. Dolly x
Yes - I am here too! It is a lottery - all you can do is to try your best, push the teachers to write what you need, challenge their opinions when appropriate. It is the head who does the recc - I would go and see them if you have not already. Get them to justify what they write - if they can't then maybe they will change it if you ask.
And then try to construct a plan B and even a plan C if it doesn't work out at review. Thats what I have been doing - and am now feeling a lot more positive. I have to keep reminding myself that it will work out - no-one has died or got some horrible incurable disease!
We're all here to support each other!