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DS's SATs strategy

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PolterGoose Wed 26-Feb-14 22:15:48

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pannetone Wed 26-Feb-14 22:31:33

Sorry, but grin!

claw2 Wed 26-Feb-14 22:35:54

smile Sounds good to me!

NewBlueCoat Wed 26-Feb-14 23:28:18

That is brilliant grin

OneInEight Thu 27-Feb-14 07:03:37

Love his honesty. I am faintly curious to see if ds2 will pick up his pencil at all to do his. It is apparently human nature to stop when the goal is reached (Horizon, Monday night) but most are not as aware of doing so as your son.

youarewinning Thu 27-Feb-14 07:15:31

grin over it! As long as he's aiming for the right level seems a good plan!

Handywoman Thu 27-Feb-14 07:21:26

That's fab! smile

PolterGoose Thu 27-Feb-14 07:25:22

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claw2 Thu 27-Feb-14 08:38:15

Ds is exactly the same Polter, if he gets even one question wrong or feels he hasn't done enough, this amounts to him being 'stupid' and 'rubbish'

He came home the other day and told me the teacher had said he was 'stupid'. I thought this very unlikely, when I asked him some questions, it amounted to ds thinking he had not done enough work and ds thinking that the teacher would regard this as him being 'stupid'.

I am forever telling ds to be kinder to himself.

Its hard to get a balance isn't it!?

streakybacon Thu 27-Feb-14 08:42:44

Excellent strategy grin

Borka Thu 27-Feb-14 08:46:14

Fantastic, what a great approach!

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 12:33:09

I love that approach Polter - The YD is currently very anxious about all the mock SATs that his class are doing. I will see what ideas he can come up with to make it all more bearable for him.

StarlightMcKingsThree Thu 27-Feb-14 12:42:34

I actually had training on how to stop at 80% once.

Apparently it consumes 20% of your resources to reach 80% but 80% of your resources to do that final 20% push for excellence.

It just isn't efficient because you can do another 4 things to 80% instead.

StarlightMcKingsThree Thu 27-Feb-14 12:43:24

Actually I realise that that is probably one of the most ridiculous things I have written, though a true summary of my training.

StarlightMcKingsThree Thu 27-Feb-14 12:43:48

What does he do once he has finished early?

PolterGoose Thu 27-Feb-14 12:49:24

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Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 12:49:39

smile I could do with thinking more like that Starlight [perfectionist tendencies]

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 12:50:56

And it would suit the YD who is very "all or nothing" in his approach.

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 12:51:20

(Mostly nothing, it has to be said)

StarlightMcKingsThree Thu 27-Feb-14 13:07:02

rolf Polter

I never did my mocks. The clue was in the name. What is the point of spending all that energy on something that didn't count? Besides, I hadn't even read the text book by that stage, let alone started any revision.

bochead Thu 27-Feb-14 15:58:13

Sats test the school not the child.

I'd fret and do an intervention if this was his approach to his GCSE's, but you have years to change his thinking in time for those. In the meantime let him just get thru SATs in the way that means minimal anxiety for him, as at this age emotional stability and security should be the priority.

ps I like his attitude a LOT wink.

PolterGoose Thu 27-Feb-14 16:17:17

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