I'm feeling extremely depressed as, having done the Bexley tests in November, my son is making me feel like a complete sadist for entering him for the Kent 11+ test. We've not done any practice at all for it and I barely mentioned it at all until last week when he asked when it was. He now broods about it every night at bedtime and I've just spent another gruelling hour with him trying to get him to understand why he should do it without making him feel even more anxious. The whole process is so complex and the rationale behind our choices so convaluted it's not something I can - or probably should - try to explain to an 11 year old.
The Kent test is our Plan B but he keeps saying he doesn't want to go to a Kent school (we've put Dartford and Wilmington down) so it's difficult to convince him that he should do it. Unfortunately, we also entered him for Colfe's (in the hope of a sports scholarship) as our Plan C and their entrance exam is the day before the Kent tests so he has two lots of tests on consecutive days
I'm tempted to give in and say he needn't go - we'll just hope he's passed the Bexley 11+ and accept the fact that, if he hasn't, he'll be going to Bexleyheath which he said himself he doesn't like and which is now in special measures.....
Any other Bexley residents in the same boat? - apparently I've spoilt my son's Xmas