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 Post subject: 11+ for Slough
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:52 pm 
Hi there

Please please help and anyone tell me what type of Maths questions are in the 11+ test carried out for Slough. We have been practising using NFER papers and these contain some maths my son has not even covered at school yet. If we are to try to get him up to speed it woudl be good to know what types we should concentrate on more.

Also does anyone know what kind of score a child would need to pass this test as there are three tests in it and they all different

I would really appreciate any tips

thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:12 pm 
Hi Mel,

I was wondering the same thing. My son has been practising the NFER papers, but I don't know the level of the actual exam.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:33 pm 
I don't know about Slough but when my son took 11+ tests last year there were quite few things he hadn't covered in school at that stage. All these schools say their tests are based on KS2 curriculum - not the one covered at my son's state primary school!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:07 am 
I have been told that you need 80% with the NFER papers to pass, 85% if you want to make sure.


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 Post subject: Slough 11+
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:31 pm 
Hello to anyone who is interested I have just spoken to someone from a Grammar school in SLough who told me that a child needs approx 65-66% to pass the 11+.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:42 pm 
Hi Mel,

I am very interested. The consensus amongst parents is that the pass mark in Slough is around 80%. It's great if it is lower.


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 Post subject: FAO Cathy
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:57 pm 
My sentimients entirely. the deputy head at our school who is very knowlegeable did tell us parents it is 75%. However this lady did seem to know her stufff too. How did your child find the test??


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:58 pm 
Apologies Catherine, called you Cathy


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 Post subject: Slough test
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:22 pm 
My son found the exam generally hard, specially in Maths. He always finished the NFERNelson test papers within the time limit, but missed 5 questions at the exam. He found the NVR and VR tests hardish but OK.
What did your son think of the exam?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:09 am 
Hi Catherine

My son also found it hard. I was surprised he missed 4 questions out on the VR and that was one area niether he or I was concerned with. To be honest we only done a limited amount of practise on Maths and Non Verbal as we had concentrated so much on VR for the Bucks test he was also doing. We live in Bucks. I knew the maths would include stuff they haven't yet covered at school and well the NV is a bit hit and miss as I don't believe you can teach it. He feels he done ok, he did finish the other two papers but I don't think he expects to pass. Up until this week I thought you needed atleast 75% so I wasnt that confident niether as when we did do some tests at home he was only getting about 65% on the maths and non verbal. However who can tell I have heard people say that thier children in the past thought they had failed and did actually pass. I do know that alot of children at our school said they found it hard if this is the case across the area it may mean the average score will come down and that in turn will effect the standardised scores. Did your son do the Bucks and is this your first experience of this. I have adaughter who is only 7 but one thing I have learnt from all this is that I wont wait until she is in year 5 to start tutoring her I'm going to start much earlier


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