Hi Mitasol, thanks for getting in touch. Hope the pre-test was OK, and good luck for the test in December. Which school(s) are you hoping for? Do you have any good comprehensive alternatives if things don't go as planned? The issue for us was that there was no real alternative. I had taught at the secondary modern which our first DD was heading and quite frankly there was no way she was going there if I could help it.
Both myself and my husband are teachers in the Grammar School sector and know that our children and several of their friends were more than capable of doing well at a GS, which makes it even more frustrating. On the other hand we have both taught children who seem out of their depths but who passed easily.
You are quite right, there seems to be a lot more involved than "rocking up" to the test with a bright child.
Anyway good to know there are some fellow Yorkies out there. There is always the good Doctor Herman if you need help later on, I found her advice (+ Etienne's and Sally-Anne's) invaluable. Here's hoping you won't need it!
All the best,