To Guest 55 regarding your query, my daughter has just finished year 10,so of obviously I know her results and those of her friends.
Regarding talking to the school I have,and it was decided that the best course of action taking into account that she had already started her GCSE syllabus was to continue at the school,but she is only doing 8 subjects and uses the extra time to concentrate on those.
It is Alevels I will be moving her for,as I said I hope it won't be too late.
To Eds Mum,you asked if I thought it was Grammer education or our particular school that had caused the problem,and to that I have no answer.
Lots of children do amazingly well in the grammer system and for these children it is obviously the right type of environment and I would never say otherwise.
My comment was when making the choice take into account other factors such as your childs personality,their attitude,travelling time,hobbies.......
the list goes on and on
Lots of factors make the difference ,and in my daughters case since having a long talk it wasn't any one thing it was the combination of things that have caused the problem,one of them being the pace at which they are expected to learn,another being the ammount of homework and the standard expected to reach.
Like I said at the start ,just make sure that you think it through,don't just look at the results and decide this is the school for my child,regardless.
Ther is a lot to be said about a school that teaches a broader range of subjects that engages the children and keeps them happy,after all not every child is a scholar.