I also posted recently about my DC's mock result, which though not terrible, confirmed that a miracle would be required for him to be offered a place in one of the superselective's he is trying for.
Although I was also disappointed, I actually found it a bit of a relief as well. He'd tried his best (or so he says
) but his best is probably just not going to be good enough. It doesn't mean that he's no longer the bright, wonderful boy he's always been, it just means that out of the 1600 boys who sit these tests, 140 of them are either better drilled or just plain more intelligent than my son.
We're going to keep going though and I think you're right to do so. As many others have said, this could just have been a bad day for your DD (my DS has done a previous mock with a similar result) and who knows what could go right on the day! Keep the faith, but be prepared for whatever result you get. Hopefully you have a good back up secondary.
I know it's all been said before, and I hope I can listen to my own advice, but I really do believe that not "passing" an exam at the age of 10 cannot determine a child's ultimate path in life. There are so many other obstacles and opportunities they will encounter on their way and this is only the start