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 Post subject: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Hi all

Is there anyone who knows[I'm sure there is] what the differences [if any] between boys and girls passing the 11+ in Bucks are? Me and OH have differing opinions.

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 Post subject: Re: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:03 pm 
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I hope this is detailed enough for you, sturman. :D

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Year   Boys   Girls
2005   31%   29%
2006   30%   28%
2007   31%   28%
2008   30%   30%
2009   32%   29%
2010   31%   31%


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 Post subject: Re: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:00 pm 
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That is really interesting. I assumed because of the high vocabulary content of the VR tests and the fact that girls appear to read more, that a higher percentage of girls would qualify than boys.

Just goes to show!


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 Post subject: Re: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:40 am 
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faitaccompli wrote:
That is really interesting. I assumed because of the high vocabulary content of the VR tests and the fact that girls appear to read more, that a higher percentage of girls would qualify than boys.

Just goes to show!
Maybe it balances out because boys are often stronger at the Maths type problems so what they lose on vocab they gain on sequences/missing number/codes etc? Both DS's scored marginally higher on the papers where there were more number questions than word questions.


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 Post subject: Re: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:53 am 
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andyb wrote:
Maybe it balances out because boys are often stronger at the Maths type problems so what they lose on vocab they gain on sequences/missing number/codes etc? Both DS's scored marginally higher on the papers where there were more number questions than word questions.
Unfortunately that doesn't explain it, andy, because the codes, maths, etc, are usually evenly balanced across both papers and vocabulary/word questions usually account for at least 50% of the questions on each paper.


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 Post subject: Re: DD vs DS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:22 am 
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Perhaps these boys are better at vocab than they let on ... as Sherlock Holmes says "... when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?" :wink:

Let's hope so, with having two DS' to go through the 11+ !!! :shock:

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