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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:57 am 
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Hello , I am in panic!!! my son is preparing for the 11+ with a tutor and just realised that she is training him in the old way and one hour a week is not enough. is it to late to change or any books I can use at home to help. Open for any advice. we will be doing Berks/Buck. He wants to get into John Hampden. Thank you for any advice.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:00 am 
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Have you looked at this?
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30079

It shocks me that a tutor doesn't know what system is being used. Where in Berkshire are you? JHGS is not that easy to get to depending where you are. Have you thought of BGS (good train connections to Reading etc). You know that Berks & Bucks have separate exams?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:19 pm 
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OP, first of all don't panic. Take a deep breath and relax.

Not everything from the old style preparation is a waste. NVR is still helpful and is part of CEM testing. In VR, vocabulary still has a lot of importance. Your DC's vocabulary may have improved with the old style VR. Coding type questions didn't appear in CEM tests so far, however, CEM is completely unpredictable and the exam can change without any notice. Also, coding type questions help with Maths(indirectly). You may have just missed out on comprehension. But comprehension is multiple choice and if your DC reads lots then not much to worry.

Now,
1) Get CEM materials from the market/online, mostly papers, make your DC go through them and see what level your DC is. Look for weaker areas and try to plug the gaps in learning. Doing papers will also help improve speed.
2) Get as many publications as you can and make a plan.
3) Even if your DC scores 60-70% at this stage there is enough time to improve.
4) Book as many mocks as you can. This is very helpful for DCs to get a real feel of the exam, manage their nerves and increase confidence.

Post here if you have any questions or if you like to share any information.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:21 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
Have you looked at this?
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30079

It shocks me that a tutor doesn't know what system is being used. Where in Berkshire are you? JHGS is not that easy to get to depending where you are. Have you thought of BGS (good train connections to Reading etc). You know that Berks & Bucks have separate exams?



Thank you very much to you all


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:21 am 
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nathanf wrote:
scary mum wrote:
Have you looked at this?
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30079

It shocks me that a tutor doesn't know what system is being used. Where in Berkshire are you? JHGS is not that easy to get to depending where you are. Have you thought of BGS (good train connections to Reading etc). You know that Berks & Bucks have separate exams?



Thank you very much to you all



Hi Buck_mum,
You are right on his scoring. He doesn't like reading. I have got the books. but how to I plan?
Thank you very much for all your help.
have a good day :)


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http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/prepar ... r-campaign

May help?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:55 pm 
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yoyo123 wrote:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/preparation/planning-your-campaign

May help?

Thank you very much


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