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 Post subject: Frazzled
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:25 pm 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 7:52 am
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Does anyone else feel completely and utterly worn out with all this? DD just missed the cut off and who knows whether she is still in with a chance on the waiting list. Trying to detach from it and not think about it but then suddenly it pops into my head and I am am back churning over possibilities..........

 Post subject: Re: Frazzled
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:54 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:28 am
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It really must be awful. I don't know about where you are, but here for the first time there is a ranking system. If that is the case, have you rung the school to find out what rank they have "gone down to" and where she is on the waiting list? People do change their mind/move house etc so don't give up hope. If she has strong academic proof there's always the appeal route. There is also the opportunity to apply in-year at a later stage if that's what you want. At the end of it, grammar schools aren't everything and comps have lots of high achievers who just prefer not to go to grammar or it is logistically impossible for them to go.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:26 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:59 am
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Location: West Midlands
The 11+ journey can be exhausting, having pinned so much of your hope to it.
There may still be hope for DC on waiting lists, and besides, the journey may have gone well towards preparing DC for future effort and success.

Not all non-selective schools are sinks though. Many aren't.

In a year or few's time you'll look back at all this and smile no doubt.

Even if you'd got though at the first hurdle you'd probably have felt frazzled/zonked/overwhelmed or even underwhelmed. It's roller-coaster, enjoy the ride, roll with the punches, but keep sane, positive and moving forward.

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