Thanks v much Pixiequeen and MuminTewks for your calming thoughts and Red for being kind enough to supply that v useful and reassuring information!
Have just spent ages typing out a long response but when went to submit it computer gobbled it up!!!!!!
That's just what I need when already stressy!
I have re-read lots of the old posts last evening and am beginning to calm down but moments of blind panic tend to raise their head and then you try to work out exactly how many wrong answers on each paper the various scores and %'s relate to!
I think someone, not sure if it was Tolstoy, had tried to equate what the difference in wrong answers was to getting into the various schools to encourage DC to try to avoid silly mistakes in working for the school they really wanted. Not sure if this would dent DD's confidence if I told her but would like to know for myself so I can do the stressing for her!
Why is it so difficult to get them to check properly?!!
Our local school is not good and wouldn't want her to go there so not really an option.
A question for anyone who has had children do the test already please.
On looking at the Pate's practise papers again was surprised to see so many questions which are not the type 21. We have covered this type earlier on but lately have been concentrating on the 21 types. The question about "which of these words is spelt wrong" on I think Paper 5 was really hard and there were 5 of them!
This was one reason I was getting stressed and we went back to doing more varied types last weekend.
I realise that they are going to include some which are not in the 21 types especially in the 2nd paper but does anyone know if it has been such a big % in the past please?
Thanks to anyone who replies, it all helps to quell the nerves!
Roll on the afternoon of 9th October!