I think that this depends upon the individual & how long the pace has been up to the lead up to the 11+.
I am personally ready for a breather, slowing down the pace for a month, to idling ticking over, until about a month before, where i intend to gradually build up a head of steam, for a final dash for the line
I visualise dc as a racing car, one cannot put the pedal to the metal indefinitely, without the engine smoking & spluttering, & coming to an inglorious halt. I am sure that many will be tempted by revving the speed to the max. & being beguiled by the fool's gold fevered imaginings of logarithmic increases in marks!
I think that we'll prepared dps realise that a plateau has been reached, without squeezing the very life juice out of dcs. Once that happy medium is reached, I believe that one should only put the foot on the accelerator sparingly to keep up the
Golden Mean of the plateau speed.
I have no concerns with cramming, as it is just a tool that is related & subservient to the final goal, of gaining maximum marks on the day. It can be useful in filling gaps in vital knowledge. The question arises, are there really any major gaps, or is the dp so insecure, that they need an artificial comfort blanket? I have heard various horror stories of how panicking dps, like a drowning person grab out at any panacea, & then getting into a worse situation.
My dd has also begun reading this forum of her own volition, a bit unexpected that, but never mind, as long as we have a frank & deep relationship with our dcs, this can be a bonding experience, shared travails & all that