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 Post subject: How is the exam written?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:15 pm 
My Daughter is sitting exam at Colchester County Girls. The letter has asked to bring Pen, Pencil and other material. How is the exam written? with pen or pencil?

- Dayanand


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:23 am 
DK wrote:
My Daughter is sitting exam at Colchester County Girls. The letter has asked to bring Pen, Pencil and other material. How is the exam written? with pen or pencil?

- Dayanand



My daughter sat it at CCHS last year and as far as I remember it was in pencil. They are not allowed to take an eraser into the VR.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:11 pm 
Yes we have had the same information, pen, pencil, ruler and rubber etc but i was wondering why a pen if they complete test in pencil, maybe its for filling in the front of the test paper with their details (or is that already done for them??)

Joanne :?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:12 pm 
Yes we have had the same information, pen, pencil, ruler and rubber etc but i was wondering why a pen if they complete test in pencil, maybe its for filling in the front of the test paper with their details (or is that already done for them??)

Joanne :?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:54 pm 
Joanne wrote:
Yes we have had the same information, pen, pencil, ruler and rubber etc but i was wondering why a pen if they complete test in pencil, maybe its for filling in the front of the test paper with their details (or is that already done for them??)

Joanne :?


Perhaps they state pen and pencil in case the child prefers one or the other. After all, it is not an offence to cross out a mistake and write another answer, as long as the answer intended is made clear. That would happen on the VR paper anyway, due to erasers not being allowed. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:49 am 
You are correct Karen, we have been told that no erasers to be used in the VR test, my daughters a bit peeved with that!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:50 am 
You are correct Karen, we have been told that no erasers to be used in the VR test, my daughters a bit peeved with that!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:55 am 
Hi Joanne

I have just called the CSSE to ask about this. Apparently, the markers find it difficult to mark because some children do not erase the answer properly and if they find it difficult to read the child will lose the whole mark for that question. Also, it takes longer to use an eraser than to cross out the answer and write above/alongside. When you have 90 questions in 45 minutes, every second counts!
On the Maths and English papers they are not so concerned as it is easier for them to see what it is the children are trying to say.

Best wishes :)
Karen


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:01 pm 
Karen, Thanks for that i shall let my daughter know why she can't use an eraser in VR, but that she will be able to cross through any wrong answers, she will feel happier knowing that. Best wishes for saturday

Joanne :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:37 pm 
You're welcome, Joanne

All the best for your daughter on Saturday, too.

K.


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