OK - we tried it again this week but without a clock anywhere in range. IPS Practice Paper 3 this time. I pottered around the kitchen clearing up and making cups of hot chocolate, all the time watching out of the corner of my eye to see when she started a new section, and just briefly checking that she knew what she was doing with each question type. (She did.) All the while timing her on my watch (she didn't know I was doing this). Result: 49/50 in 34 minutes, she managed all except the Type Zs in the 30 minute time. Outcome: one very pleased daughter
and a relieved Mum!
Thanks for your ideas last week, Bexley Mum!
She still has a bit of a hangup about clocks, though - but there is plenty of time to overcome that.