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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:10 pm 
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Does anyone know what might be given for a shorter creative writing task for the Kent Test 2014? I don't know how long the creative writing tasks used to be; but do you think the new one might be half an hour? 20 mins? What could be expected to be achieved in that amount of time? Could it be a letter, an advert, a newspaper article? Might they want a story? Or a continuation of a story?

Does anyone know if GL currently do a short writing task anywhere else in the country; and, if so, what kind of writing is required?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Anyone?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Not me! I am hoping that the may announcement, if it still is happening, might make this a little clearer. I don't think it is anything to do with gl.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm 
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So it you think it will just be a Kent education writing task, Mystery? I guess it could be anything, then!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:37 am 
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My guess, and this is sheer guesswork, is that it will be similar kind of thing to before with fewer minutes in which to do it.

Is there a thread which talks about it before? I don't know what the range of titles / genres was like before or how long was allowed.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:50 am 
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I looked at the first 8 pages of the Kent Forum and couldn't find anything about writing tasks. I appreciate they don't get marked unless the child is borderline so perhaps there isn't as much focus on them. Still, I'd like DS to prepare in some way. Because we are relative latecomers to Kent, I have absolutely no idea about what writing tasks have been set in previous years and am feeling a bit :o :shock: :? about it!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:12 am 
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My son wrote a story from the title " The day my cat started to talk".

There were a range of titles to choose from - one might have been the adventures of a penny!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:26 am 
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Has it always been story titles do you think? And did they have to write a complete story?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Was the old writing task an hour long? I could see that writing a full story in that time might be feasible. But if the new format is 30 mins for planning and writing; do other areas write a story, other than a continuation of the comprehension, in that time? Perhaps it will be a continuation, but, if it is, that would suggest that GL would administer that as well and perhaps KCC wouldn't pay for that. Sorry, thinking aloud here :roll: :lol:

I wonder if it might be more a letter or something along those lines; something a bit shorter and more formulaic.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Kent 2013 test: 1 hr duration
Last one in the block i.e. child is most mentally tired to do it
Choice of 5 topice to write from
No guidance on length To be used only in the event of appeal

My personal recommendation was 2 pages with due thought on planning. Moreover, our target was 423 leaving no scope for appeal/OOC/any hidden condition.

Kent 2014:
If it is for 30 mins
IMHO that would equate to 1 to 1.5 pages max incl 2-3 min planning
Topics aren't hard but it is all about how good can you write considering it may be used in appeal process


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