DS is completely unfaized by it all!
We're very lucky in that we're in the catchment area of Warlingham & Riddlesdown so in trying for the grammars, he never felt too much pressure or urgency! It was more a case of trying our luck! We were aiming for WCGS as my husband, his brothers, most of the boys I went to primary school with and hung out with as a teenager went there. Also, 3 of my nephews are there or have just left. So we felt like we knew it more than Wilson's. Also, my brother went to Wilson's and managed to leave with 1 O level (he must have really worked hard to do that) so I had quite a negative view of the school. However, when we looked around it, I was really impressed and I thought the HM was great.
DS liked it too and wanted to sit the exam and having completely astounded us - oops sorry, we knew all along he had it in him all long
- and passed the WCGS with a guaranteed place (it still surprises me now!) we thought we should give it a go. Only one other boy from his school sat for Wilson's, so he's now hoping that they both get in or neither get in.... Kids, hey!
It would definitely be the cherry on the icing of the cake if he passed but we'll get over it if he doesn't!
Bet you're sorry you asked now!!!! :