Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:01 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:27 pm
Posts: 62
Especially with just a week to go. Dd has always always scored 85 % to well over 90. Yesterday she did a full length Walsh and got only 75 %... I didn't tell her the score but now I'm worrying/panicking! Not sure what to do!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:21 am
Posts: 2125
If you do a search for Walsh on this site you'll find that those papers are generally regarded as being more difficult than the real thing. :)

_________________
Marylou


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:28 pm
Posts: 417
Don't panic. Just go through the ones she got wrong on the Walsh paper. Were the mistakes scattered or on one particular section? If it is the latter then spend a little time on that section, maybe there is something your DD hasn't quite mastered. You could find some other examples from other papers because some of the sections will probably be second nature by now and won't need much more help. It could be that your DD was tired or hungry when she tackled the paper or just a bit fed up and didn't do her best. Some of the Walsh questions are challenging but not unrealistic. There will be some harder questions.

Some people stop the work this week but I am of the opinion that there is still time to tweak if there is a weak section. With DD1 we only found out about 11+ really late so didn't have much time and she was still a bit weak on one or two sections. She had the day before the exam off and we nailed them. She passed. I am not saying everyone should do this but all I am saying is don't panic or give up, just calmly go over her mistakes and keep giving her confidence. Make sure she knows the exam techniques and doesn't leave blanks. If you are a panicker then get DH or a calm relative or friend to take your DD for the test. My DH takes because I know my nerves will be shredded on the day!

Fingers crossed for you and DD. This week is awful isn't it? I am on the third time and it is no better.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:05 pm
Posts: 660
...........


Last edited by Glos_Mum on Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:31 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:28 pm
Posts: 417
We too have had a couple of days off to forget about it and it was really nice. This time next week it will all be over. Yay!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:40 pm
Posts: 105
mum23* wrote:
We too have had a couple of days off to forget about it and it was really nice. This time next week it will all be over. Yay!!


But it won't be over for us, because we'll be chewing our nails waiting to find out the results... :shock: Looking forward to sometime about the 16th Oct, that's me. Because whatever the outcome, at least I'll know it!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016