2 Months today till the 11+ test and we are now at the final push. I am not happy that we are quite there - VR is fine, we have finished pretty much everything that Bond has to offer, the only errors are careless ones! English has been good, but the last paper was a disaster (I put this down to rushing to go out with friends). Maths has always been the big issue - some days we get 85%+ others we are back down in the 60's
The other issue is speed (especially in Maths). I feel that we are so close, but it has not come together.
How are others doing at the moment (I mean parents)? We are really ramping up the amount of work, doing at least one paper and corrections every night. Ideally I want to get everything sorted so that we can ease off in the final weeks up to the 11+
I am normally very relaxed, however, I can honestly say that I am getting stressed now.
I am taking the final plunge into bribery for completing papers on time and >75% - I would normally be opposed to such methods... however, extreme measures are now called for. Does anyone else do this?
Am I being too pushy or are there others in this situation
I do not think you are too pushy because I really understand that you want your child to do the best on that one important day. They do so well on one day and then another day, the marks can be dropped quite significantly. But please try not to get too stressed ( I appreciate it is not easy) because your child can feel it too.
As you said, the maths paper could be scored between 60s and 80s. Are there any particular areas he/ she may find difficult with which caused the drop in scores? It may be worth investigating and work on those areas. I must admit that I also used bribery ( I told him REWARD instead)
sometimes for my son when he did the 11+ papers 2 years ago.