Hello - I have been a lurker here for a couple of months and have found this forum really useful for info on GS and selective Indies. I have a (possibly daft) question however that I haven't really been able to find the answer to.
Many children mentioned on the forum are very obvious GS or selective school candidates (equally strong in all subjects and predicted all level 5's) but I wondered what options exist for children who fall short of this?
My son is very average at maths. He finds aspects of it hard to grasp and is in the middle group at school. His literacy however is outstanding. He is half way through year 4 and already a 4b level with a reading and spelling age of 13 and 12.
Is the GS system or entrance exam system at Indie schools set up to reflect that some children might not achieve well in all areas but still be outstanding in some or if is it better to accept that if a child is not above average at everything then that instantly rules them out of selective schooling? (I suspect this is the case but obviously hope otherwise so an honest opinion would be greatly appreciated)