This time next year we will be thinking about starting some gentle preparation for DD to take the lincs 11 +(which is age standardised ). I believe that about 33 percent generally pass in lincs though usually 50 percent in her school.
My dilemma is that I want her to succeed and be happy in secondary school and we have a very high achieving grammar school on our doorstep so would like your advice on whether she would get there or do well there.
She is one of the youngest in her year(august) and got 3 for literacy and science, 2a for maths in KS1 - though these are not age standardised.
For her optional sats in yr 3 (age 7) she got 4b for reading and comprehension, 3b for writing, and 3c for maths.
Her reading age at 7 was the highest you could get on the test aged 10 yrs 8 months.She is on the top table for all but maths(except top group for times tables) where her teacher says she is on the cusp of the top group but not quite there.
Her weakness is obviously maths...but how much will this affect her in the exam and at secondary school.
She is asking about the 11+ but what should I say...is there any point?
Hi..i was just reading your dilemna, and i can not help but worry, my son came home with his practice papers 2 years ago, ready for the 11+..he was crying his eyes out, but you know what hurt the most..he was 10, a child, my child..and labeeling himself a failure..that he was useless and that he wasn't smart..i pulled him out...and i know you might say he cannot cope with it..everyone is different..and you would be right..but the main point is, should any child have to go through that..now my older son he went to a comprehensive..passed the 11+ of course..but he said the grammar school was asking too much...that he felt comfortable in the comprehensive...and therefore was able to relax more when it came to do doing the work..he has now finished with 3 A-levels..2 Grade A's and a B..higher than that of some of the students in our local grammar school. The 11+ is the worst thing for our children, it divides them, it makes them grow up too soon..and if your middle class i say you have a way better chance..there is an "appeal" system, and i highlight the word "appeal" for its more of a case of handing sums of up to Â£550 pounds". Now some people might read this and will argue the case, but it is happening, please for your daughters sake, make it clear to her that you will never think any different of her, if she doesn't do it, remember she is 10 and she thinks that if she fails it she has failed you and that you are angry at her, before i go take these last few notes into consideration..my son, there school motto is "Only your best is good enough" and remeber it's not our abilities that determine who we are, but it's our choices"