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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:28 pm 
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Hi all,

My daughter sat a familiarisation paper at her Bucks school today. It was "GL Practice Test A".

I was expecting Test 1, followed by Tests A and B at a later date. So her sitting Test A today threw me a little.

Does anyone know how many practice tests Bucks schools are sitting? Is it just the one? Or will there be two more?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:30 pm 
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3 tests - Test A (easier, but don't tell) and then Tests 1 & 2 - smae standard as the real thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:40 pm 
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Thanks so much Sally-Anne.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:15 pm 
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I did tell DS it was a bit easier :oops: as he was bring rather, ahem, overconfident after finishing v quickly - with some silly
mistakes. I didn't want him to think he didn't need to practice any more. Don't get me wrong I was very gentle, but I did then find out that he knew it was easier than the real thing so I think that he must have been told at school.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:24 am 
My DD also did the familiarisation today. Test A is supposed to be easier. However, we came out with a much higher result on test 1 which would have resulted in a good pass. The Test A result would have been borderline. This was a relief because test 1 and 2 are of the same difficulty as the real 11+.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:31 am 
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DS1 was similar 2 years ago - borderline on test A, nowhere near on test 1, v good pass on test 2, very good on both real tests but think it really does help practicing at school, however much they have done at home.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:18 am 
Hi Scary Mum,

Did you find a difference in scores between the practise papers at school and the real 11+ results?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:59 am 
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I suspect he scored the same on the real thing as the second practice test, or near enough, but ofcourse I have no real way of knowing that! I will pm you.

Have just realsied you have pms disabled


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:04 am 
Hi

No I didn't, thanks for telling me. I will change it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:22 am 
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Hi

My DS sat paper A at school last week, is sitting paper 1 today and paper 2 next week.

Can any parents with older children who have been through this before advise if the results they get on these papers are close to the real thing?

I guess I am hoping if he does OK on these practice papers I can try and relax!!

Thanks


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