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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:21 pm 
My child worked really hard for her test and when she got the letter to say she had indeed got a place, we were over the moon. It was like winning the lottery.

It is a traumatic time in the year running up to the test but that I think is what makes it all worthwhile in the end when you do finally get in.

In this day and age every child has to work hard and I really do believe that if you can go through all that at such a young age it will always be an advantage when you have to do much more challenging exams further on in life.

My daughter for example will sit her Sats in Year Six and be totally prepared so even if she did not get into her chosen school it would never have been a waste of time because it has improved her concentration in school and she feels more confident and it also proves that if you work hard it is always to your advantage.

Hopefully she will be blissfully happy in her new school in September.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:42 pm 
Yes it is like winning the lottery......Even better! We was jumping up and down for ages....I cried with joy.......So proud. I was floating on a cloud for days......Telling anyone that would listen,(i know, but i just could not help myself). These moments are the true joys of parenthood! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:07 am 
For us it was even better, it was like the day my son was born, words couldn't express the joy that my wife and I felt. That magic moment is priceless !!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:19 am 
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I am still waiting for the yippeeeeeee moment. We are pleased ( but feel we should be more pleased ) and proud of the effort and achievement.

Maybe we had been lowering our expectations as results day drew nearer.

A tangible sign of increased confidence came when dear son who hates doing anything in front of the whole school volunteered at assembly to have a go at juggling, he can't juggle but convinced everyone he could by juggling for thirty seconds.

Whatever the result dear son now believes that he is able and whichever school he went to he now knew that with hard work he could improve and achieve. Probably more important for the rest of his life than the result.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:27 pm 
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I am still waiting for the yippeeeeeee moment.


Think ,quiet relief supercedes yippee-ing in most cases(unless you are on the Mad March 2nd. )

We are also still drifting in a cloud of disbelief. We thought almost 100% dear son would do it and he did.

Congratulations proud mum and all other successful children.
And all those who tried and worked so hard,

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it would never have been a waste of time


as proud mum said. You'll just be so ahead in secondary school.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Turned on the machine, show the result on the internet and...
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
for the rest of that day tried very very hard (and failed very-very miserably) to maintain my always cool exterior expression!!

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For us it was even better, it was like the day my son was born, words couldn't express the joy that my wife and I felt. That magic moment is priceless !!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:12 pm 
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Whatever the result dear son now believes that he is able and whichever school he went to he now knew that with hard work he could improve and achieve. Probably more important for the rest of his life than the result.


Never a truer word spoken :D

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.... it would never have been a waste of time because it has improved her concentration in school and she feels more confident and it also proves that if you work hard it is always to your advantage.


Quite agree!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:46 am 
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We were so proud of our son's achievements - he'd managed to get a scholarship at the local Independent School (King Edward's School) as well as securing a place at the top Grammar school (King Edward VI Camp Hill). We wanted to shout from the roof tops....but managed to contain our glee and sheer delight, not to mention our relief, to just writing a few articles on this forum.

I'm in total agreement with the authors on this thread - preparing for the 11+ is most definitely a worthwhile exercise and will stand our children in good stead for exams of the future, whether they managed to get into Grammar school or not. Hard work and diligence will pay out dividends in the end...an important lesson our children can take from the rigmarole of the 11+ experience.

Well done to all those children who fulfilled their dreams of getting into the school of their choice....long may your successes continue!!! Oh, and a pat on the back to the numerous parents who've been secretly or otherwise suffering nervous breakdowns and having countless sleepless nights.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:39 pm 
I'm glad to hear that proudmum's child is happy and it is great to hear peoples news! and yes it is like winning the lottery! :D
However, if a kid doesn't pass the eleven plus it could knock there cofidence for ages, or if someone does they might feel pressured to do really well and the minute they get a bad mark in a (lets say mental maths) test they feel like a failure, I don't know really...I would have to ask the children going through the eleven plus what they think! :lol:

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