Is this the thread for results.
If so, DD bombed. Got 107 and 108. No chance of appeal. Head teacher very sorry and would have supported an appeal with higher score because she is a bright soul who applies herself well at school. Result doesn't really reflect CAT scores which were 9 , 8 and 8 which should have put her a lot closer to 121, if not over it.
Reason for low score - she just wasn't getting up to speed, couldn't finish a paper and her vocab needed lots more work. She also preferred to have a melt down than do a paper - so all this about rewarding 'hard work' doesn't apply to her. I think she could have tried harder. KFC for us on Friday
It still hasn't really hit me the impact this is going to have on the whole family. I still feel sick.
Now having made all these harsh comments I do love my kid. I've told her didn't get enough to go to the grammar, not that she 'failed the test'. I said she will probably be better off in the second choice which is a smaller school with a gentler approach and better sport! Positive spin is rife. None of her sisters or brother went to grammar before 6th form and have done/are doing very well.
I also told her she doesn't have to tell anyone her result when she goes in if she doesn't want. Kids are so cruel.