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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:01 pm 
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Hi-my daughter is taking the 11 plus in Plymouth in January.They sit an 'English Paper'-does anyone know what the format is? Essay? Comprehension??
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:34 pm 
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I was beginning to think I was the only one in Plymouth :D

The english paper for the girls is a short essay,but it is only used in the event of an appeal.

Did your daughter sit one of the mock exams on saturday?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:42 pm 
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Yes she sat it at Plymouth High- I was a nervous wreck but she was fine-just have to see how it went.
I rang the education dept and they gave me no info onthe English Paper.Was your son/daughter doing the practice paper? :o


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Hi,she sat it at devonport,I was the same as you,a total wreck.

How did your daughter find it?
At devonport ther were about 160,how many were at Plymouth high?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:47 pm 
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Looked about the same at PH-took me back to the days when I did my eleven plus!It's difficult to guage how it went so I'm interested how she got on it-but a bit scared!! I'm doing most of the tuition myself - and I'm finding it hard work!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:52 pm 
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Snap,we don,t use a tutor as I don,t think that ther is anything they can do that we can,t
Of course my grumpy vdaughter would put up less of a fight if it was somebody else :roll:
The thing I think you can get from a tutor is information as to how your child is doing compared to others

Maybe this takes some of the stress out of it


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Thats what I'm worried about the results from the practice might show me!Don't know how I'll react if she gets a low mark as she's worked hard and I dont want to push it too much-but I dont want her demoralisedor me!!)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:20 pm 
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It seems you and I share the same thoughts

Even with the results of the practice it is still going to be tricky trying to figure out if it is worth having a shot at it
If she is placed 90 is it worth a shot ?
If she is placed 100th is it worth a shot?etc etc
The trouble is knowing where to draw the line.

I would rather she didn't do it than having to deal with her being disapointed,but she is determined to do this,and who am I to take that away from her,even if it is for all the right reasons.

I can see it is going to be a tough term :cry:


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Hi Mary and Poppy

Welcome to the Forum!

As Devon could do with a bit of a boost, and this thread really belongs there, I am moving you over there.

Hold tight - it won't take a moment! :D

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:45 pm 
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wow-didnt realise devon had its own section -thanks
Poppy1 look at your in box I have sent you a message


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