It sounds to me as though your son could potentially done very well. As I understand you, he missed a total of 5 questions. If he has answered well on the questions he completed, he could have passed the paper very well.
I understand your frustration, it is very difficult to see your children suffer like this at the hands of bullies, but I think you really need to help your child build his confidence, by showing him your positive attitude towards his achievement. Dont forget how far your child has come this year,h in mastering enough of the work to be averaging 90% on practice papers. He still has the NVR paper and if he feels you are happy with how he performed, he will go into the next test with the knowledge that you believe in him.
Good luck to both of you I really hope your son does well.
Thanks for this angela I have tried to boost his confidence in various ways and always try to praise the positive and discuss the negative rather than making a real issue out of it. I believe in his abilities and that is why I get frustrated with bullies etc etc as they have such a damaging effect on him. He has had verbal bullying ever since starting school but also physical bullying to contend with aswell, not just inside but oustide of school of school from the same people at his local clubs/groups so it has not been easy.
In the practice papers sat at school he was top of those who took it, but because of that he got a lot of 'bad vibes' from the others and also some members of our family have told him that a grammar school is not for him as he would be a fish out of water. They don't think he should go to a grammar school that he should go to the local school around the corner, so I am not only fighting bullies, but also negativity in the family with regard to what might be best for him in the long term.
I am not bothered whether he goes to a grammar school or not, I want him to go to a school where they are going to nurture his abilities and him as an individual and at the moment I am unsure as to which school is best for him. I have not been able to see the local school yet and so have been unable to look at this school with him and discuss all of his opinions and mine, his feelings and mine about all of the schools and make an informed decision. I just wanted him to have all the options available to him and at the moment both he and I feel that one of the local grammar schools are the best options.
He is tenacious, can be very caring and mature on occasions, can be easily led but can also be extremely focused and is a very deep thinker and When asked to explain what he thought heaven and **** represented, he replied " Your life is your heaven and ****. You are here to help others and achieve(your heaven) and to learn lessons from mistakes you have made or from others and to loose those you care about(your ****).
I just hope that he has done well so that this isn't another blow to his confidence.