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 Post subject: Thursdays Bucks 11+
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:20 am 
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My son sat the Bucks 11+ on Thursday and said he found it very hard.
He commented on the Maths questions particularly. He is a bit vague as to the type of question asked and so I was wondering if any one out there has any idea as to what type of math question it/they were.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:11 pm 
my daughter found the paper difficult too. I think the Maths ones were the algebraic types. lets hope they fare better tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Bucks 11+
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:05 pm 
Out of interest, how was the second paper?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:15 pm 
My daughter thought todays paper was much easier than last weeks, and finished 15 minutes before time.

Let's hope she's proved right! :lol:


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 Post subject: Bucks 11+
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:40 pm 
Well done! Did she use a tutor or did you coach your own child?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:16 pm 
my daughter found todays paper easier as well and also finished in plenty of time


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 Post subject: bucks 11+ exams
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:48 pm 
If everyone finds it easy the standardised score changes postcode?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:21 pm 
you've lost me. what are you saying?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:39 pm 
If everyone finds it easy then they have to raise the bar.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:45 am 
I tutored my daughter myself. We started in March once a week, but upped the pace to 30 minutes each weekday for the onth before the exam. I didn't want her intensively coached, but I did want her to be totally familiar with the format.

I bought lots of practice papers, and we went through them. In addition we did crosswords, wordsearches, anagrams, any "wordy" puzzles I could find really.

And lots of work on mental arithmatic.

I think not just using practice papers helped a lot (& made it more interesting for both of us).

But, I guess the proof will be in the pudding! And for that we have to wait until late November. I agree with those below - if too many children found it easy, they will just have to raise the "pass" mark.

Fingers crossed for all of your children,


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