I felt the same way, after going all out to appeal.
I think itâ€™s natural to feel that way after all the 11+ is designed to pick out the brightest kids..
Ask yourself this:
How many children who passed the 11 plus would have got through on appeal?
An appeal that you have to show consistent high grades and strong evidence that your child will cope well at grammar school.
I think appeal children have to prove themselves more, but that's my opinion.
DD said nobody would ever ask each other their scores, I think it's just accepted that your in grammar school therefore you must have passed the exam.
Besides isn't there more important things to talk about at High school when your 11/12?
I mean who would still be talking about the 11+ exam months later..
.. OK DD I get the message..
Little story for you..
DD's friend (of sorts) who passed with flying colours and rubbed my DD's nose in it, is really struggling.
DD on the other hand has made me so proud with the A1 grades she keeps getting, (She isnâ€™t happy apparently she wants an A*) and HT awards. She has made lots of wonderful new friends and has been picked for various school sports teams.
Most important of all though is she is extremely happy.
It just goes to show that if you truly believe in your heart that your child belongs in a grammar school, you have to go with it for all itâ€™s worth.