Just popping over from Essex-Redbridge
- good question!
We would do it again, depending upon the ability of the dc.
There are positives, regardless of the result, such as :
nurturing stamina (mental & physical) & stoic patient perseverance,
Sharpening analytical ability,
Acclimatisation to the reality of a competitive world,
Getting used to taking exams,
Setting goals & trying to follow through
Positivity I.e. Dealing with negatives in life e.g. Results & emotions,
Increased breadth & depth of the learning experience e.g. Exposure to new skill sets,
Learning of human nature types e.g. Selfish vs. altruistic,
Comprehending the fact that united we are stronger (synergy
) e.g. Families & friends, communities,
Learning about the education,
Whether we "could" as opposed to "would" is another matter of course
We are awaiting our results from today (Friday); so best of luck to all God willing, & may your dcs show themselves to be your all-round hidden gems in the long term.
Value them for who they are, not for what they are & what material things they give back. For these are just short term selfish ephemera - love & good character are not metrics that are shown on the 11+ results sheets.
Sorry, for getting a bit deep there