Hi Desperate 12+
Desperate 12+ wrote:
Patricia/Mike do you tutor 12+?????????
I have read many of the recent topics on this forum, but have not yet been able to find the appropriate help for 12+. In comparison so much information is available for 11+, if only we were here a year ago............
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.......can any one who has taken or are taking 12+ help...........
Are all the 11+ techniques tested for 12+ as well or is it just the ones sent in the sample paper?
Is vocab at a higher level?
Is there any papers apart from the ones PATRICIA is recommending for 11+?.
Please calm down!
My son is taking the 12+ on 4th April and I have also been in denial for some months. We are both living in panic city!
The sample paper is utter rubbish. I hear a rumour (unconfirmed) that Type Z never appears in the 12+. Vocab is at the same level, and your child is a year older. So far, so good.
As your child is taking the 12+ this year (i.e. 2007?), you need to swing into action straight away. There is absolutely no hope of getting a tutor at two weeks notice - you have to DIY.
Buy the Tutors CDs (1&3 only) from this site, and they will arrive within 24/48 hours. Forum Admin will always try to get them to you in 24 hours in an emergency! Just ring the number for the siote and explain.
Work through one complete set of question types (vertical) once and then look at those that are problems, less than 85% or thereabouts. Then just ask your child to work on the remainder "horizontally", i.e. the same question again and again.
If there is no improvement on problem question types, come back to us. Someone will give you advice.
I wish you the very best of luck - please register on the Forum and then PM me if I can help you further. Or just empathise, scream or whatever!