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Anyone else got an 11+ exam when they go back to school?

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tigi Mon 15-Aug-05 21:52:42

Just wondered whether anyone else has got this to look forward to when they return?

FeelingOld Mon 15-Aug-05 22:51:39

Yes, my dd has the 11+ in October, and bless her she only turned 10 last week and is the second youngest in her year so feeling nervous for her.

alibubbles Tue 16-Aug-05 08:26:01

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piffle Tue 16-Aug-05 09:05:58

my ds did them last year so well remember how tense it was, good luck!!!!!

calebsmummy Tue 16-Aug-05 09:29:42

My ds did his 11 + exam last September. He did really well and passed. Wanted to say though, although I know you are bound to be worried about it, don't let your children see that and definately don't push them too hard. I am saying this from the experience in ds's school. So many of the children had tutors to get them through the exams and their parents pushed them really hard. Only 5 of the 15 or so children at ds school passed and only one of these had a tutor.

The rest of us had the attitude that if you pass you pass, and it doesn't matter if you don't, you will have done the best you can. I think it made these children much more relaxed and stress free about the whole thing. If they are stressing about it, then the chances are on the day they will be stressing more. Just personal experience really.

Having said that, my son won't be taking his place at the fab grammar school he got into as we are moving in 2 weeks to an area without grammar schools!!

Good luck to all of the children taking the 11 + in the Autumn, I am sure they will all do brilliantly.

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