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 Post subject: One paper easier?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:09 pm 
My son feels he did well today which is good news however I have read on another website that one paper is easier than the other. is this true?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:16 pm 
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No they are supposed to be similar but they will have a different mix of the 21 types [not all types are on both papers] so it may be that the types he likes came up! I believe the two papers are standardised separately to 'iron ou' any slight differences.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:18 pm 
Thanks hope you are right , it panicked me a bit seeing that.I went back and re read it and it clearly says it


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:24 pm 
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Dear Guestt22

Often children come out saying that as hard or that was easy. However BOTH papers are of the same standard.

Children often percieve the test to be easy if its the TYPES they prefer and vice versa....

Patricia


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:40 pm 
Though he said easy I am not going by that. It clearly says on another website that one paper is easier than the other. Can I quote the website for you to read??


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:57 pm 
Are you sure you're not confusing the 3 familiarisation tests (one of which is clearly, and "officially" easier) with the two real ones (which are supposed to be roughly equal)?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:08 pm 
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The exams are standardised and a final result is given for each paper out of 141. Your childs scores are not averaged. There tends to be one fairly easy paper and one much harder.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:09 pm 
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The other website has got it wrong ..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:22 pm 
Thank you !


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:30 pm 
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The exams are standardised and a final result is given for each paper out of 141. Your childs scores are not averaged. There tends to be one fairly easy paper and one much harder.
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Where are you quoting from?

Anyway, now only the best score counts (instead of averaging as happened in the past), it would be pretty pointless having a hard paper and an easy one; if they did that, they might as well have just one paper!


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