No - not a new method to make my son work, but the whole damn process of 11+.
I can't leave this forum alone. I devour EVERY post whether it is relevant or not, in the hope that some of the good luck will rub off on us!
OK - he sat the Langley exam in January - average score of 110 - had about 7 weeks prep. With calcualtions based on some remarks on here, I reckon he had about 11/12 questions wrong.
Sat the first Bucks exam today and said it was far easier than Langley VR - he finished it with 20 minutes to spare and had time to check everything. He has trouble with meanings of words, but said that there was not one word he did not know in this exam. Really? I know we have been working hard on vocab but I found this hard to believe. He did mention push and thrust in the correct context, so maybe he is right ...
Could the Bucks exam really be easier this year? He seemed like a weight had lifted from him when he came back from the exam. There were only three of them taking it - the other two had already got through first round of QE/Habs etc so were well practised with taking tests!
As I said, torture. If only someone could ring me and say he has or has not scored enough from today.
On the good news front I have an offer on my house, so won't be bankrupt in April if it all goes through.
On the bad news front, I got home from Aylesbury to find I had a speeding ticket and am not eligible (by 1 mph) for taking the speed awareness course.
I sincerely hope that the Bucks exam will not be another 1 mark problem ... !!!
Many thanks to those of you who PMd me last night after my son went into meltdown. He is back on top form and sang all the way back from the exam (for over an hour)