Pupils taking the Dover test were sent examples. Nfer VR, and maths and an English paper woih comprehension very like the sats paper, includes a short piece of writing (eg from the extract what can you say about X's character..) also a composition based on the text
Thanks, yoyo. It was pretty fraught up there on Saturday, I was much more frazzled than I thought I would be, and some of the children turning up looked exhausted, I felt really sorry for them. To make matters worse, they had to register by 8.45am, so lots were there by 8.30am, and until we picked them up at about 1pm, they were only given some squash! All the boys came out looking knackered and pale and all said they were starving! I had been told by people who did the test last year that they were given biscuits, but not this year. I really wish they would give the option of taking a snack, it makes a big difference to my son's performance.
Oh, and just to cheer me up even more, we were told that this year there were more entrants than in previous years