Looking for words of wisdom, my son is an only child.
He has just completed his Mock GCSEs and attained B's more or less across the board.He's at a Grammar School where the minimum attainment to stay for 6th form is at least 3 A grades
. He was within a few marks of grade A on several subjects.
I'm looking at alternatives as a back up, but being honest I'm absolutely gutted, as is he. His targets based on work and results to date are mostly A*/A and his reports to date have been immaculate in terms of attitude and work ethic.
As I said I've no experience of this. I'm aware that grade boundaries have tightened and its harder to get those high grades, also its a very high performing grammar ( thats said I suppose he was marked against his peers and they seemed to have done better). I suppose I'm looking for stories where mocks weren't as expected but the actual results were better . Does the extra 5 months tuition help with grade increases?