This is a difficult one.
How easy would it be to re-sit a Grammar school entrance test??
To cut a long story short, a boy who sat the the test came out saying he hadn't finished the paper, and it was really hard. ( my DS and I were party to this)
The boys mother took him to the doctor, and he was off school the whole week.
The mother over the folowing weeks told others her son had finished the paper, and she was hopeful he would do well (the child is very average and not in the top sets)
Results day only 2 children from the school passed the grammar school test, one really academic child, and this boy who's score was quite outstanding???
The mother has 2 other boys at the grammar school, one a genius the other doing ok. Could the mother have persuaded the school to allow her son to re-sit? it seems very odd that an average child passes an exam for a highly selective school, when he has never come top of a test before.
Could the GP have writtern a note to say he was sick and should be allowed to re-sit?
What do you think? I would really appreciate any views, it just seems strange, and smacks of cheating if it is true.
I hope you don't mind me saying all of this, I just need to hear someone else's opinions
Thanks so much