Is there anyone else out there going quietly insane over the whole 11+ thing?! I am so desperate for my Son to get a good pass as I don't want to have to think about a third choice (Kings & Carres being our top two, we're out of county) and yet on the other hand I don't want to push too hard during what should be a break from school. We were planning on one practice paper per week plus a ten minute test every couple of days but he see's his mates outside and I feel awful not letting him play and enjoy his holidays - and we're only on week one!! As I work full-time, he's with a childminder in the day so evenings is his only time near his mates. Where do you draw the line between saying 'if you don't practice, you won't get in and end up at x school', because what if he doesn't do so well and ends up having to go anyway!
Re-reading this I must sound completely silly and like I need to get a life but I just want my boy to do well! His primary didn't want to know and almost refuse to discuss the 11+ so I just go on what we've been doing. His test results vary between 80-88% at the moment on either the GL VR or NVR yet he seems to do much better on the Bond tests (are they easier?). He struggles with words of similar or opposite meaning (he hates reading with a passion so vocab has never been his strong point!). If only it were a Maths test!!!
Is it worth pursuing? At mid 80%, what are the chances of him getting a high enough score? (he is a May b'day so that will go in his favour!)
Thanks for listening (reading!!) feel better for just writing this and hoping someone out there might be feeling similar!