Thanks so much guys. It's good to know that we aren't being completely barmy. He has started back to school today, with a completely new class. We asked for him to be changed as the teacher he should have been with is a dragon (a good teacher but she shouts a lot). I explained to the head that everyone in the classroom, including the teacher would have a miserable year as they just spark off each other. The downside is that he will be moving away from his old classmates - he still considered it a good trade-off. So all-in-all, he will have enough on his plate this week without the exam as a complication!
Good suggestion berks_mum I will see how things go and thanks for the vote of confidence
. I would be happy if he went through the NVR paper he bombed on just to see where he went wrong.
Well done to your twins Yamin - double stress; don't know how you managed!
Two weeks crazydaisy - that really is tough. Know what you mean about the conflict with attitudes - we can't do right for doing wrong. I wish I had thought about doing basic, easier work last week as I think that would have helped a lot. Good luck you your dd too.