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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:36 pm 
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I understand Wirral prescribes IPS
Has anyone got experience for the following books for Wirral Multiple Choice VR?
Bright Sparks=Susan Daughtrey
CGP=Richard Parsons
AFN=
Bond=


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:50 pm 
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All of those except Bond are appropriate materials for Wirral. You can see the full list here: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... ol-11-plus

The approximate order of difficulty of the materials you name is AFN, then CGP and finally Bright Sparks.

Take a look at Patricia's DIY thread on Bucks which was also GL VR, although it will change this coming year. Everything on there applies to Wirral.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
All of those except Bond are appropriate materials for Wirral.

A rather strange and amusing comment since the Bond books were published by the Headmistress of a Wirral independent school and are regularly updated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:30 pm 
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rj999 wrote:
A rather strange and amusing comment since the Bond books were published by the Headmistress of a Wirral independent school and are regularly updated.

I didn't know that!!!
However,many still take "BOND is to Grammar School" as "BURGER is to McDonald's" :lol:
I started this thread just because BOND looked so different from IPS, which I bought after advise from this forum.
I've searched a lot, but haven't come across any MCQ BOND.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:55 pm 
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mjames wrote:
I've searched a lot, but haven't come across any MCQ BOND.


Available in WHSmith I think, and certainly Waterstones.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:30 pm 
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And in our very own bookshop: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/Bond-11plus/ , but as I said, you don't need Bond for Wirral.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:12 pm 
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I found bond books helpful in my sons preparation for wirral 11plus. Many of the exercises were similar if not exactly the same.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Bond is not appropriate material for the Wirral.

Bond use 50 types of Verbal reasoning, the Wirral only use 21. In addition, of the 50 types used by Bond 4 types required by the Wirral are missing.

See the following link.

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Patricia


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Well I can only comment on my son and I might add 3 of his friends who all found bond a good introduction to getting in the mindset for 11 plus. He then followed on with the other books. The extra types covered in wirral were then easily picked up as he was used to the style of questions. He did about 6 months prep and passed with a very good score. I would not discount bond if you have the time to do them
Debs


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Why would you practice 30 extra types of question which are not needed?


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