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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:11 pm 
Can anyone shed any light on how the 11+ is administered. My child will be sitting the test at his current school. There is a 50 min VR test, 50 min Maths test and 20 min NVR test. That's a total testing time of 2 hrs which seems a long time for a 10 yr old. I was wondering whether the children were given a break between tests and whether the tests were spread out throughout the school day. Also it would be helpful to know the order in which the tests are given. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:44 pm 
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HI
I can only give you an idea of what happened last year.
My son sat his 11+ at Slough Grammar on a Saturday.

He was given the VR followed straight after by the NVR.... there was then a short break (approx 15 mins according to my son) and then they did the Maths.

Unfortunately I cannot confirm that this was the same in the slough schools or whether the order of the tests is the same each year.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:17 pm 
Dear Chad
Thanks for replying - great help.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:43 am 
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Dear Chad and Guest,

My son also took the exam on Saturday last year in Slough Grammar. But the order I remember was NVR, short break, VR, long break, Maths.
We received these details with the invitation to the test, but of course I don't have the letter anymore, so can't confirm whether my memory is failing or not.

The whole thing took at least 3h 1/2 and it is very hard for 10 years olds. Many children loose concentration during the Maths. The advice is to practice the whole sequence at least once beforehand.

Best of luck


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:08 pm 
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Having dug out my 'invitation to test' letter ( Yes I do keep all paperwork in a nplastic folder labeled Slough Grammar....sad isn't it) I can confirm that Catherine is right. It quoted the timings as follows.....

NVR 9.15am
VR 10.20am
Maths 11.40am

Tests are multiple choice. They should finish about 12.30pm


My son said they started late so didn't have a real break in between the first two tests


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:30 pm 
Chad and Catherine
Thanks for the information.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:16 pm 
The NVR test is 20 mins long ???? The NFER tests which I purchased from WHSmiths have 5 sections of 12 questions ..... the time allowed is 50 mins. Confused....!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:42 pm 
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there are only two sections of 10mns each


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With hindsight, I am not sure whether it one 20mns section or two 10mns. Herschel website says :Non Verbal Reasoning paper, 20 minutes in length preceded by a short practice test".


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:28 pm 
can anyone answer what the exact is for non verbal reasoning with regards to cathrines question i am desperate to know.x


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