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 Post subject: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Can anyone tell me if Hodder & Stoughton VR (and NVR) materials are suitable preparation for Independent school 11+ exams? I know lots of these schools (in London) set their own papers but I would have thought that they would be largely based on the 21 NFER types.
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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:24 am 
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Hi charlottesometimes,

I think the absence of any replies is because nobody is sure which books you are referring to. Perhaps a bit more information...


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:45 am 
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Thanks for the reply Mitasol. Don't really know much more as they are photocopied sheets given out to DS by school. All I can see is the publishers name on the bottom. They appear to be from a book divided into units, tackling different types of reasoning questions. They don't conform to NFER VR types, and the NVR units are like no NVR questions I've ever seen


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:10 am 
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Which schools were you interested in? That might give us a starting point.

Different schools have different entrance exams, what is suitable for one may not be suitable for another.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:06 pm 
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DS will be sitting for London Indy schools, not entirely sure which yet (he's Y5). They usually say that they set their own reasoning papers but when DD (now Y9) was doing them I based her reasoning prep on NFER for VR and NVR; she passed for all schools she sat for and wasn't thrown by any of the papers.

I guess my concern is that the H&S papers are being used because the school happen to have them, rather than because they are the best preparation.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:56 pm 
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have a look at the independent section or do a search on the different schools to find relevant posts.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:55 pm 
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hmm I'v got an old reasoning (covers a bit of both) book picked up in a charity shop from H+S, looked them up on Amazon resently - all seems a bit extinct. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:02 am 
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Thanks pist, that's what I thought. I am going to take it up with the school but just wanted to check that I wasn't mistaken. The stuff looks like it's out of the Ark!


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Googled a bit. Looks like Hodder produces sets for schools, that they are very careful not to distribute to general public. I am forgetting where I saw this, but think it might be the "Moray House" tests...........


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 Post subject: Re: Hodder & Stoughton
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Dear Charlottesometimes
what were these hodder papers like? How did they differ in format (if any) to the NFER type? Which papers do you think they were most similar to?
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