I don't know if it's just my child or boys in general, but he showed no nerves before, after or now. He genuinely doesn't seem too bothered, but he does prefer KEFW and likes our 'preference' comp and other kids from primary will definitely go there which probably helps in that respect.
Equally husband is not 'not bothered', because that implies he doesn't care, and he really does, but is very laid back about the whole thing. On the other hand I am struggling to focus on anything other than results and the 'need to know' or need to plan/have some idea where he will be next year! I'm not sure if son's laid back nature is a good or not so good thing, I'm also not sure how I'll get through the GCSE/A level years if he doesn't show some sign that he's nervous/worried/bothered! I guess for his mental wellbeing it's probably a good thing, although I never know whether the term 'still waters run deep' is actually quite apt for my child, and that in itself is a whole other worry, as clearly I would prefer him to share than internalise - but that's possibly because it would suit me better, rather than suit him
No one ever thought fit to discuss all this parenting worry and eleven plus drama in antenatal classes....!