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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:28 pm 
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I thought 'no' til last week - at the tutor's we overheard a conv which made us think - and now daughter says she wants to do both, the Kent test to get her nerves out of the way...

What is everyone else doing?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Personally I don't think its particularly 'right' to do the Kent Test just to 'get nerves out of the way' if you have absolutely no intention of putting a Kent school on your SCAF. However there are no rules against this.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:20 pm 
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I agree with Medway mum about nerves not being a good reason to try for a place you don't intend to use even if successful.

Also the Kent test for those not attending Kent schools is 4 papers and v gruelling. I'd not be keen to put my child through it unless I had intentions to send them to a Kent school.

Good luck tho x


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:01 pm 
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yes i agree it is gruelling for them and for you, i would only put my dc in for kent test if I would seriously consider a kent grammar as a choice - that is my child and i liked the kent school and it was convenient for us transport wise. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Also the Kent test for those not attending Kent schools is 4 papers



Kent children sit NVR, VR, Maths and do a piece of writing.

Can you give any more detail about the 4th paper for OOC? It would be useful to know for future reference

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Yoyo - OOC do the same as in county students - 3 papers and a writing piece. The disadvantage of doing Kent tests as an OOC student is that you have to do them all in one sitting - which makes it very gruelling indeed!


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aha!

now I understand

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also if you look at the proposed dates the tests will be on consecutive Saturdays in Sept - rather than a month apart as this year. I think exhausting a child a week b4 the medway test could be counter-productive .

Some schools do practice tests - you could enquire if your school will do this.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:31 pm 
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emmajane1 wrote:
also if you look at the proposed dates the tests will be on consecutive Saturdays in Sept - rather than a month apart as this year. I think exhausting a child a week b4 the medway test could be counter-productive .

Some schools do practice tests - you could enquire if your school will do this.


If you look at the proposed dates it will be as follows

OOC kent practice 11/09/10
Kent 11+ 18/09/10
Medway 11+ 25/09/10

How awfull to have to put our little cherubs through that for 3 consecutive saturdays, i for one would not fancy doing that myself !!!


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also the ooc kids usually do a practice test the week before the real thing :shock:


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