DS now in year 9 at Grammar school and DD taking the test tomorrow - I'd forgotten what a horrible stressful time it is. I do remember that period a couple of weeks after the test when people started over analysing any smiles they got from our head teacher. He was quite a smiley friendly person anyway which didn't help!!
DD is level five across the board, yet has been very reluctant to do as much work in the holidays as her brother did. We have done a few practice papers, which have ranged between 62% & 87%, so keep telling myself that under the old marking guides, she will be fine. She often makes very careless errors so still feel sick with worry for her. She has asked her brother if he will mind them being at the same secondary school and I know she has her heart set on joining him. Also all the pressures of their peers talking non stop about which school they want to go to after all the upcoming open mornings at prospective schools.
Someone pass me the wine .........
Good luck to every child taking it - I think they're all stars just for having a go