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 Post subject: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Hi all,
I'm new to this forum. My dd is currently in year 5. As a first time 11 plus parent I feel really stressed and confused to what is the right approach and what material is to be used?.

What titles are best for non verbal reasoning for the Birmingham consortium test?. Also what level of maths does your child need to be at for a chance of gaining a place at a Ke grammer school?.Do you have to have covered key stage three too?


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 Post subject: Re: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Confused mom wrote:
What titles are best for non verbal reasoning for the Birmingham consortium test?. Also what level of maths does your child need to be at for a chance of gaining a place at a Ke grammer school?
Variety is key - don't just stick to materials from one publisher. Anything could come up, so the more different styles you can be familiar with, the more chance you'll have of working it out if there's something new.


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 Post subject: Re: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:34 pm 
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The 11 Plus exam does not actually require you to have completed the KS3 syllabus, but rather, be very adept and comfortable with higher level problem solving mathematical questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:13 pm 
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One of the girls I was helping along with my Dd focused strongly on technique to the detriment of problem solving - As um says, the mind needs to be adaptable as well as informed. The technical skill must be there and its a level higher than that which is taught in primary schools but also the intuitive ability to apply that knowledge to the problem or scenario. Takes a lot of courage for a young child to do this...and this should be encouraged by parents tutoring their children...
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 Post subject: Re: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:21 pm 
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I home tutored and got on well with the Practise and Pass series as a start - the books talk you through how to approach the problem in a way that was clear to me and DS and build in difficulty - DS likes to do well and I think he would have given up if I'd started at too high a level. As others have said I think variety and self-belief are key so they aren't fazed on the day. I tried to give DS help with exam technique such as working under time pressure and not spending a lot of time on a question if they can't do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Non verbal confusion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Thank you all for the advice. I have a starting point now.

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