This my third DC to take GCSEs and I think this time in year 11 is the worst - they are still finishing off controlled assessments or repeating the stupid things and the actual teaching of the syllabus needs to finished. The whole atmosphere at school seems to be quite stressy.
I've had to have a pep talk with DS this evening about not putting so much pressure on himself and it isn't A*or nothing. It does get better when they get nearer to the exams and I found that it is actually less pressurised because they just need to revise and don't have to keep doing homework. Hope your DD feels better about things soon OP it is hard to juggle it all.
My lovely - and very industrious ...daughter worked far too hard for her gcse mocks which were (stupidly IMHO) after the Xmas .... so - no break - she did brilliantly - no surprises there - but now she is completely fed up, tired and bored - and resentful at having to gear back up again. She really needs a holiday - why oh why do children never seem to get a proper chance to relax. I get so fed up with people banging on about how easy gcses are - the content may be straightforward, but the process, and the volume is relentless.