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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:41 pm 
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DS did the Bonus Round paper today. He did his usual trick of not reading the questions properly and so made a couple of silly mistakes, but other than that I think he did well.

Did anyone else's DC take the paper and if so, how did they find it?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Yeah, my son took it. He's home educated, so I took the chance to look over it before sending it back, lol! Think he got 2 wrong. Looked about the same level as previous years, I thought. He got a gold medal last year, so I'm hoping he doesn't do worse this year :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:46 pm 
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I think my son also got 2 wrong (he was allowed to take the question paper home afterwards). Not sure if that's good enough for gold - last year they were allowed 2 wrong (23/25), but the previous year only 1 wrong (24/25). There is an element of luck involved, since one small mistake can make a lot of difference.

Do you remember from last year roughly when the results come out?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Just checked, and I found out on 15th March last year. Getting any medal at all is a brilliant result, silver will do fine :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:29 pm 
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I thought you could only enter through your primary school. Did you manage to get your own application form? DG


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:53 pm 
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The MA agreed a few years ago to let home educated children enter - the group was set up online, with one person doing the coordinating and liaising, so all papers come and go through her :-) We pay for it ourselves, and the children just do it at home.

(If any HEor is reading this and interested, do pm me :-) )


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:16 pm 
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What about a Level 7Maths Year 5 boy who is in a school who does not do anything with him? Could his parents pay to enter him privately so he would get the chance to compete with other children? DG


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:21 pm 
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They could ask his school to enter him - it's very cheap.

Maths association website http://www.m-a.org.uk/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=250


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Yes, I would say ask the school. The papers are bought in packs of ten, so the parents could offer to but a pack I guess, if the school were reluctant. You need proof that your child is HEd to do it through the PMC HE group, it's not for schooled children.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:39 am 
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I would ask the school too. Often it doesn't cross a schools mind that certain things may be possible. Reminds me of when I asked the director of music if DS could skip grade 2 flute and move onto grade 3. He said he didn't know if that was even possible as he'd never heard of such a thing being done. Mmm, and this coming from a director of music! :shock:


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