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 Post subject: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:12 am 
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We have just moved into the area so this whole process has only just hit my radar screen. Am I too late?
Obviously the proposed timetable change makes things much worse too...

I have looked around the site and am amazed by all the information available, but also intimidated being a complete novice and feel that we might never get on top of this.

I see that there are lots of different materials available - is there any kind of timetable somewhere ie. by February we should be doing x test papers, by April y books etc etc. At least that way I would see if we could catch up a little.

Geography wise DS could only apply to CRGS as we are East of Colchester. I hear its very very tough though.

I'd be so grateful for any thoughts on how to structure the process.

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:53 am 
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Hello and welcome!

No you aren't too late :wink:
I am not familiar with the specifics of your area but am sure others can give you information. meanwhile have look at the "late starters" section...

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/prepar ... e-starters


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Not too late at all. I have had pupils get through with only 2-3 months prep. Have a good look through the forum and ask as many questions as you need. January is quite a normal time to begin.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Not late at all. Essex's English is a bit tough so I would recommend that you buy the sample paper from CSSE to get a feel of the subjects and how much you need to prep.

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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:22 pm 
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As you are aware it's odds on the test is going to be 2 months earlier than usual in September. This will intensify the preperation so the sooner you start the better. As vasu mentioned a look at the English is worthwhile as it is can be tough. However, if your DS has a natural leaning towards VR that's a big plus as it counts for 50% of the total marks.

Good luck :)


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:05 am 
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Thanks for all of that - we will get too it. I suppose I just feel as though there is so much information and materials out there it is hard to marshal it....and develop the campaign that the process clearly requires. But thank you for your encouragement.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:18 pm 
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You have plenty of time left. My DS got a place at CRGS with three months of preparation. Not sure that there is an optimum timetable to work to - it depends on your DS's strengths and where you think you can make the most improvement.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Am I too late???
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:34 pm 
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DS had six weeks of prep and is now at CRGS. Look at past papers and go through basic exam strategies. Keep calm. And good luck!!


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