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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Hi
Does anybody have any info regarding the 11 plus for the Halifax Grammar Schools? Which are the best practise papers?

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Erin


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Hello Erin,

Welcome.

The Calderdale exams have in recent years been GL Assessment Verbal Reasoning and a Maths paper. There is also a writing component which is completed by all applicants but it is only used to select the final 70 candidates. (In combination with the VR and Maths paper)

Both the Maths and VR are multiple choice. Maths Paper is written by school but should only cover national curriculum topics (Worth 71 Marks) I used old sats papers, Bond papers etc.

VR (Worth 140 Marks)

The papers suggested in this thread are all applicable to the Halifax VR test.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30178

That should get you started.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Thank you for this information. Do you have any idea approximately how many children take the test.

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Erin


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:40 am 
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I haven't heard the figures for this year but it is usually around the 800/900 mark.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:13 am 
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Thank you. You have been most helpful. Do you know how many marks have been the cut off point previously?

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Erin


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:24 am 
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It is ranked order so the scores can vary from year to year. People tend to quote the rank order rather than standardised scores. Even when they do quote the standardised scores it doesn't tell you anything very useful.
yogaguru wrote:
My son has scored 163.4 and ranked 324


I would aim for scores in the 90%+ in VR. They may not need to be that high but it is a reasonable figure to work towards. The maths is only KS2 topics but by all accounts it is a hard exam.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:47 am 
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Hi

Sounds very competitive! Has your son secured a place?

Erin


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Yes, I have children at NHGS.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Thank you for all your advice.

Erin


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Hello again!
Do you know if the maths questions are in a similar format to KS2 SATS or 11 plus?

Sorry for the constant questions, it's just that there is so much information available, I would like to be sure I start off on the right track.

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