Does anyone know the date for next year's CSSE exam (2015 entry) or is it not common knowledge yet?
Also, I would be really grateful for any thoughts on this...
My dc will be going into year 6 next September. The school always take year 6 away on a much anticipated week's activity holiday to France in June but they have brought it right forward to September 22nd next year, on the basis that the children will benefit from the team building experience. Seems ridiculous to me for so many reasons, but mostly of course, I am worried about the proximity to the CSSE exam. Whether it turns out to be before or after the test, it will be very disruptive. Missing the trip would be very distressing, but I expect that there will also be much anxiety and disruption in the lead up to going, so either way, it's going to affect what should be a calm time.
I am so annoyed. My dc's school has always completely disregarded any need to cater for very able children, scraping Oftsed goods simply through results which are more attributable to the committed and aspirational families and the reasonably well-off area it serves. The eleven plus has always been a dirty word and children are prepared to go straight to the feeder comp, with no support for following other options.
I can't believe they can do this. I feel completely powerless. I am going to see the head on Monday, but school has made the booking and I don't hold out much hope