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 Post subject: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone else's DD's are taking either exam and how they're feeling? Have you done any prep?


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:06 pm 
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No one? :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Give 'em a chance Astro! -
Everyone probably had early night and now beavering away at work - hopefully you'll get some comments over the weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:17 pm 
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Astro we pulled out a comprehension last week and did that. DD scored 90%, but that is it. She said she wants to do a timed mixed test at the weekend. They have finally been doing timed mocks at school ahead of Sats. Interestingly she said some kids that she expected to do poorly had suddenly made great progress. I am also hearing of good progress from some who did very average in the KE but started with one of the preps in September. I have not said anything, expectations are less optimistic given limited prep. It is hard to keep intensity going. Garden pea said DD grammar usage and sentence construction had markedly improved. What have you done...lots?


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:57 pm 
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Petitpois wrote:
Astro we pulled out a comprehension last week and did that. DD scored 90%, but that is it. She said she wants to do a timed mixed test at the weekend. They have finally been doing timed mocks at school ahead of Sats. Interestingly she said some kids that she expected to do poorly had suddenly made great progress. I am also hearing of good progress from some who did very average in the KE but started with one of the preps in September. I have not said anything, expectations are less optimistic given limited prep. It is hard to keep intensity going. Garden pea said DD grammar usage and sentence construction had markedly improved. What have you done...lots?


We haven't done anything. She just continues to read, (it's her hobby) and she seems to be doing reams of tests at school. We have the EHS test tomorrow, not sure how to feel about it!


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:12 pm 
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I wouldn't worry. The EHS exam is pretty straightforward. I have not heard of a girl who hasn't passed and that includes one who froze in one exam and didn't write a thing. Girls with a decent KE score tend tend to do well in the exam and get 50% off the fees.


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:01 pm 
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That's refreshing to know, she isn't phased by it at all - think it's more me! What concerns me most is her sentence structure. She's very capable and can write beautifully when she has time to properly formulate an idea; when she rushes or lacks direction her words become fragmented and as a result her sentences don't make alot of sense.

She doesn't really seem to want to revise and that concerns me because I've always been one to study. What will be, will be!


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Maybe get her to practise using a range of sentence structures in opening paragraphs? The exam is an opportunity for students to showcase what they can do. If she shows immediately that she can punctuate and use a range of sentences then it doesn't matters she lapses a bit later: she has shown potential.


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:17 pm 
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Amarstone wrote:
I wouldn't worry. The EHS exam is pretty straightforward. I have not heard of a girl who hasn't passed and that includes one who froze in one exam and didn't write a thing. Girls with a decent KE score tend tend to do well in the exam and get 50% off the fees.


Really? I have. Worst of all is that the girls I have known who haven't passed have come from EHS prep.....


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 Post subject: Re: EHS and KEHS tests.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:26 pm 
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Really? That's surprising! All the ones I know went to state primaries or Bluecoat.


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