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 Post subject: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:06 pm 
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what is the cut off for Kendrick,

Parents whose daughters got a place could you tell us how much they scored...

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:09 pm 
I was just going to ask the same question, and you beat me to it!
My DD is in year4 and wants to try for Kendrick, as is one of her best friends. Both her mum and me would be interested too. (Given that they standardise for age, your DDs birth month would help too)
Many thanks in advance to those who reply.
:D :D


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:44 pm 
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I seem to remember (from 3 years ago) that dd got 120something, but I really don't know. I think she was joint 22nd. November birthday, was almost 11 when she did the test. I just had a quick look back to see whether I'd mentioned it here, but can't find it. Did see that the girl who got 3rd place that year got 134.

Not sure how this will help you though? Have you worked out how the standardised scores turn back into percentages?


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Dug a bit further - yes, she got an average of 123. Someone's daughter that year got 113.5 which she said was the top score on the waiting list (she was 3rd, due to distance I guess) and was offered a place within a day.


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:05 pm 
Thanks,

I have no idea how the raw percentage would be converted to a standardised score. I know the standardised score goes from 70 to 140 usually.
My daughter is a July baby and her friend is a may one. I think it only makes a few marks difference overall.


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:25 pm 
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If you dig really deep :) somewhere on the forum a few years ago we had a waiting list candidate who eventually got a place with a raw score of 87%.

Health, wealth and sanity WARNING scores change from year to year and are age fuddled :)


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Hi,

The cut-off this year was a standardised score of 109. I am providing this information to help future parents to gauge the standard needed to achieve a pass mark, under no circumstances it should be treated as show off, I hope you do understand, as I know some of you still waiting for offers from the waiting list. Good luck to all who have achieved an offer of place and all the best and best of luck to people who are still waiting. In the past I have spent days and nights trying to search for useful information that might help to gauge and benchmark my DD practice results with the real test results but sadly I could never find such information. I have decided to put this private personal info to help future parents.

My DD stared preparation for the 11 plus approximately one year before the actual tests, She has sat two mock tests before the real tests. When she sat the Sutton mock examination, I have made sure that she was not prepped for it ,thos will help me gauge her true potential and to give a clear indication of what is needed to be done. She has managed to score 286 in Sutton mock, which is roughly about average mark. She was a bit nervous and failed to finish the papers and left numerous questions unanswered. We have from this experience as I have followed similar method with my DD1. To cut the storey shorts, my DD2 sat 5 exams in total. I have accumulated useful data from all the practice test she has done, her verbal reasoning score always ranged from 90% to 98% giving an average score of 92% her Non-verbal score Ranged from 82% to 96% with an average of 88%.

Nonsuch VR 138 NVR 111 Total 249

Bucks test results [b]Pap1 133 , Pap2 141

Berks test at st Bernard Average of 121, VR 124 ,NVR 117

Kendrick average standardised score of 121 , VR 126 , NVR 116 joint 37th in rank order.

Tiffin Girls Total score of 250 , VR 127 , NVR 123 .

“ Tiffin do not test you in maths, it is all vocab orientated so learn a lot of vocab it is a must otherwise you will be doomed” a lot of candidates that pass the Berks test find it very difficult to pass the Tiffin test because of the Vocab issue and no maths in the VR paper.

Bucks, berks and Tiffin use 21 VR types.
Kendrick use more than 21 types so be prepared.

When my DD was practicing different VR papers, she scored well in some and found others harder. This is a list with level of difficulties starting with easiest.

1. IPS
2. Tutors Level 3
3. NFER
4. Bright sparks
5. Learning Lab
6. Barbara Walsh
7. Premium series
8. Tutors level 4” the hardest around, with hindsight regret using them, you don not need them
Non verbal reasoning, once they have learned the technique, you will reach a plateau that you can never improve on, just practice time technique and accuracy with speed. I hope you find this information is useful. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:34 pm 
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stressedparent wrote:
The cut-off this year was a standardised score of 109.


Oh yes, that's their 'pass mark', has said that in the council admissions guide for a few years now :)


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:26 am 
Thanks StressedParent. That info is really useful to know. I'm sure thats going to be valuable to many of us in the next few years.


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 Post subject: Re: cutoff for Kendrick?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:59 am 
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Thanks stressedparent for the info, can i ask what all did u use for NVR preparation?


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