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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:34 pm 
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I remember reducing DS to tears with both of those past papers and them not really acheiving much other than scaring him and frustrating me!! The more recent CSSE papers have been far more user-friendly (actually-Grandma Smallweed was a bit horrid, too, but DD has done that one!).

Is it worth the pain and stress!!?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Longitude is a totally useless and unreliable paper. It gives no indication of success / failure in the 11+. It was an appallingly badly produced paper with a 50/50 chance of getting the answer correct.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:37 pm 
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moved wrote:
Longitude is a totally useless and unreliable paper. It gives no indication of success / failure in the 11+. It was an appallingly badly produced paper with a 50/50 chance of getting the answer correct.


Thank you for your reply, Moved. I'm glad it wasn't just me that thought that. Can I ask your views on Captain Corelli or the Tess papers-I know you tutored for quite a while so probably have formed an opinion?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:24 pm 
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I'm happy with both of them. Tess is jolly tricky but it is a good predictor of future success. Just don't worry if the scores are low. The system has changed a lot since then though and there is at least some assessment of English now :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:30 am 
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moved wrote:
I'm happy with both of them. Tess is jolly tricky but it is a good predictor of future success. Just don't worry if the scores are low. The system has changed a lot since then though and there is at least some assessment of English now :D


Thank you-I will give them a go! I do think the last few texts chosen have been a lot 'nicer' -do you think they realised they had been choosing horrible ones?!


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