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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:04 am 
Wirral LEA, this week, have been sending NFER familiarization papers to out of area children, (well done to them).

BUT, the papers are of a format that contain the six extra question types used by Bucks.

Wirral LEA schools are selling STANDARD NFER familiarization papers to parents, and depending on the politics of individual schools are preparing children for the STANDARD test.

So, are Wirral LEA going to use Bucks style NFER 11+ tests and are not telling schools? (probably not)

Is Wirral LEA sending misleading information to out of area parents giving them the impression that the Wirral test is more difficult than it actually is and wasting children's time in preparing to answer questions that they will not see???


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:31 am 
Do you know the outcome of this query for the 11 plus test last November? I have been in contact with Wirral to get clarification of which question types will be used in this year's tests, and was told they use a standard NFER test.

I don't want to practice areas that aren't on the test, but also don't want to miss anything out that is!


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:41 am 
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Dear Guest

As Mike is sunning himself in warmer climates, I will answer for you!!

Yes, Wirral did include those extra types [ HIKNOS...as defined by IPS] The papers are now identical to Bucks

So....papers which reflect the real NFER tests are...

AFN,IPS, [same types of question but do not 'look like the real test]

Papers that contain the right types AND look like the real thing ......Susan Daughtrey [ ONLY her BRIGHT SPARKS SERIES....DO NOT buy her books !-7....irrelevant for Bucks and the Wirral] and of course Mike Edwards E paers, available on this website [ The Tutors]

I believe that Mike Edwards is about to launch a CD Rom via this website, which can be used for practice

Nfer [which publish the real test] should also be used, but they are minus HIKNOS......make sure you still practice these along side nfer tests.

You can take a look at the Bucks section where you will find various, helpful threads....Free help, Tutors in Bucks, 11plus from overseas.

Any questions just ask.....I will pretend to be Mike, until he can get to a computer [ believe, that wherever he is, he is a bit isolated and minus the internet!!]

Patricia


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 1:40 pm 
Hi,

Wirral Lea last year sent out practise/familiarisation packs to schools, but failed to mention that they are adding slightly different types of questions; although they would say you don't need to practise for our test, what utter rubbish I would defy anyone to sit this exam with out a good few months/weeks of prep, especially those children with a disability as Wirral do not make reasonable adjustments for this.
I would strongly urge any parent of a child who has a disability to notify Wirral Lea before they sit the exam and that there child needs extra time to complete this exam and state that failing to give reasonable adjustments before the exam is breaking the DDA laws.If you fail to mention this before the exam they try to wriggle out of there obligations. I hope no other family will have to go through the expense and anxiety we/ our child has had to go through to get him into a school that is right for him. :evil:

Fiona


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 Post subject: HIKNOS
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:04 am 
Hi. I'm afraid Im new to all this but could someone please tell me whether Lincolnshire uses the additional HIKNOS types?

Thanks

A confused Jo


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