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 Post subject: Worry and unhappiness
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:31 pm 
Dear Everyone

Reading through the posts on this message board, I can't believe the uncertainty, unhappiness and worry that plagues parents in particular areas of the country with regard to their child's secondary schools.

My son sat his 11+ in Birmingham on 5 November. He is the youngest in the class at school and gets the highest marks consistently. He was at level 5 in Maths and English at the end of year 5. He gets 90 - 95% on practice papers, 100% sometimes. But I am still so worried about it. He keeps telling me about all the questions he got wrong and, although he doesn't realise, I worry myself sick about it. Am I crazy? How clever do you really have to be to get into these schools? We put Camp Hill first choice - should I have put Five Ways? The questions I ask myself are endless. The waiting is the most awful thing I have experienced and the schools hold so much power over us. He is going to sit 2 tests for independent school this month and I feel sick about it really. He is so little (in age and in stature!). He is a little boy who loves football and messing about on the computer and I have to keep getting him to do bl**dy verbal and non verbal reasoning and Maths. It is a crazy system.

Any advice from anyone? Who can tell me if he is going to get into Camp Hill because that is really the only thing I want to know!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:44 am 
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Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:17 pm
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Location: nr yorks
Hi Guest,
Just wondering if your son got into Camp Hill.

Hope everything went okay for you on allocation day.

Please post and let us know, you sounded really concerned as I was too prior to March 1st !!

Footymad. :wink:


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