I think many children are indeed 'over' tutored, I know many prep and state children being tutored from yr 3/4 to pass an exam. Really, that is not over tutoring???? That documentary horrified me, what the parent said to their child after dropping them off at the exam was so
To be frank I think so much of this is a parent thing. Infact a forum like this should be set up just for the DC's to tell us how it really is.
Familiarisation is fine, I just don't agree with children being tutored from such an early age. What if you really can't afford tutoring. Perhaps is indeed 'sour grapes' on my part, perhaps I should have gone down this one to one tutor route. Perhaps she would have made up those points on an exam for a school she wanted if we'd looked into the preparation for all this much earlier than Easter last year. Yes we were late starters. Many many what if's in our case, but 3 out of 4 ain't bad, so have no reason at all for sour grapes. After 5 hours kip and probably what equates to one/two questions wrong she did good
The system is a perfect one indeed. Though of course for those that passed and got allocated. Tutored or not.
Some actually are just 10 at the time of an exam, and I think maturity can vary greatly, the pressure for some is fine, some however do not cope with it. I don't have aspirations for my child to be the next champion of the world in a particular field anyway. Health and happiness before anything!!
Edited: Reason to delete some of the 100's of emoticons I seemed to have included.