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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:25 am 
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My son has surprised me by asking to take this exam and I want to help him, but don't really understand what he needs to know. He just missed the cut off at 11+.
He isn't happy at his new school for a variety of reasons.
I have looked at the school website and am not a lot clearer. Do I just look at the govt. syllabus for year 8 children and assume he needs to know everything on it as far as maths and science are concerned ?
I wondered if any body knew what the English paper contained ? Is there a composition? or solely comprehension ?
Any guidance would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: 12+ exam Jan 2012
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Which school are you looking at?

I don't think Berks do 12+, but bucks do!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:10 am 
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I think we are talking about Reading School 13+.


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 Post subject: Re: 12+ exam Jan 2012
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:49 am 
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Yes I mean the Reading School exam for year 9 entry.Sorry for being unclear.
We had dropped the idea of going for it, until my son asked this holiday if he could have a try.

It is really the English that is worrying us at the moment, if it is a comprehension we are in for a choppy ride.
Which study books would anybody recommend to practice comprehension ?


Any help would be great.
Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: 12+ exam Jan 2012
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:07 am 
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Quote:
Y9 Admission Number
The admission number for Year 9 is 12, with
no specified number for day or boarding
pupils.
Application for a place
Applications must be made to Reading
School and to the home Local Authority.
Registration forms are available from
September 2011 for day applications and at
any time for boarding. Parents should
expect to receive an acknowledgement of
their application.
The deadline for receipt of applications is
Wednesday 4 January 2012.
Entrance tests
The entrance tests will be taken at Reading
School.
There will be three written tests each of
approximately one hour duration.
They will cover
i) Mathematics
ii) English
iii) Science
Papers will be of an appropriate level of
difficulty and will be related to National
Curriculum levels of performance (levels 5-
7).
The content of the tests in Science will
cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics and
the style of this paper will be such that we
are attempting to test potential


http://ww2.reading.gov.uk/documents/edu ... 3%20v7.pdf

I would expect the English to be comprehension and writing, have a look at the Bond fifth and sixth books.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/9 ... years.html

Good luck and any feedback much appreciated, we might be trying the Jan 2013 13+ exam. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 12+ exam Jan 2012
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:21 am 
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Steve,
Thanks for your speedy reply. I have got the one Bond book for 12+, and am looking for something else as although it contains 10 comprehension tests the rest of the questions are a bit strange.I really don't know about the comprehension I am guessing it must be 30 minutes ?
Read the Council thing with interest, thanks for that.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:02 pm 
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I found (well dd did!) the 'Bond' Secrets of comprehension book good. It is aimed at 11+ so the examples will not be at the right level, but I found it worked wonders for technique and actually helped my rather 'literal' DD to understand what 'they' were getting at, as opposed to what was being asked. Good luck :D

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