Croydon High haven't done individual interviews recently, but has seen girls in groups, to discuss a text and solve some puzzles.
Exam wise, I don't think there have been any surprises, so I would continue on your stage two work. Do you have any clues as to where your dd stumbled on the 2nd stage ie was maths or English weak?
I was hoping to get some advice from you as reading on this forum you are very helpful with all the advice you give.
I really don't know where my daughter went wrong on the second stage, she isn't one to give much away. Daughter only sat wallington as non such seemed a bit too far distance wise. I think her problem probably was making silly mistakes. Normally her English is very good but I do wonder if she interpreted the questions the right way. I am also wondering if we were really in touch with the required standard to pass the test. I will be interested to see her score for wallington come March. She would have had to be in the top hundred anyway as out of catchment. So now we have decided to try the independents on the chance of a scholarship/bursary - otherwise it's local schools which aren't so great. I have come to realise that it's not the end of the world, she will do well. I suppose when you care so much about your child's education you just want them to be in the better environment where the majority of the children have the strive and motivation.
Sorry for my long essay, I will be making more use of this forum as my son is in year 5 so have to go through all this process again!