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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:04 am 
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Hi all, My Ds is in year 5 now, preparing for sep 2016 exam. Pls suggest me how do I start preparing? Any past papers, websites, books.. Thanks.
Is anyone of urs preparing too this year?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:56 am 
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So is it for Kendrick, Slough schools or Bucks schools? Because there is NO POINT in sitting for Kendrick (or even just checking the box on the form) if you are not in catchment by June 2016. There are more than plenty of in-catchment girls to fill the school twice over. Sorry to be harsh. (Can the same be said for Bucks or Slough? Someone better informed will hopefully come along soon.)

Bond, CGP do CEM style practise books, encourage your daughter to read lots and build up her vocabulary. This website :wink: has lots of useful information... have you had a look at the "preparation" section?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:08 am 
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It is possible to be in the catchment for both Bucks and Berks schools.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:43 pm 
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I think there is a small area of overlap in catchments but not much.

Blue smarties is correct that you need to be in catchment for Kendrick when you apply for the test next June, otherwise you are not counted as being in catchment and stand no chance of a place.

I think some of the Slough schools have places for ooc children, but I'm not familiar enough with them to be able to state them here.

I don't know much about Bucks schools, but there is some useful info in the Bucks Forum about allocation of places.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=41421

I suggest you look at the various school admissions policies for each school you are interested in and make a judgement on whether you stand any chance of a place.

Also consider the journey time your DD will have and/or whether you need to relocate. There's not much point applying to a school that DD is going to really struggle to get to.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:54 pm 
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I think the OP may have mentioned all these schools because the test is same across the schools.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:16 pm 
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Bucks test is different to the combined Kendrick/Reading/Slough one, although they are all CEM.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:20 pm 
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Thank u all for the info.. I'm in a catchment for kendrick. Can we get CEM style books from whsmith?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:25 pm 
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Last time I looked at WHS for books, Kendrick were still doing the old GL exam, so I have no clue what they have. (They also advised a friend that she needed maths and English for Kendrick, which while true now, wasn't at the time. :shock: )

However you may find what you are looking for here.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/CEM-11-PLUS/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Thank u Tinkers....


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