Thank you Patricia. I wish we were near you. You must have a waiting list years long!
Next 2 years booked, 3rd nearly booked. Taking for 2016 [siblings]
Are these the questions you leave till the end because they are so time consuming,
No, you are thinking of Zs.
Again once mastered these questions can be answered relatively quickly. I need the children to polish off all the codes and maths quickly,efficiently and accurately so they can spend longer "thinking" time on vocabulary questions where traps are laid. Free thinking is just not allowed on codes and maths, keep to the rules and get it right.
or would a typical 11+ examinee be expected to work out a number of questions all at this level?
The majority of questions within a section will be simpler. Often the test provider will throw in these "harder" versions towards the end of a section.
Also, I don't get how this is verbal reasoning. This is maths, is isn't it?
These tend to be used in areas where maths is not tested as a separate exam.
Patricia-can I ask what do you use to speed the children up? DS did a VR paper yesterday and only got 65 correct in the 50 minutes, but needed another 5-10 minutes over the time before he'd actually finished and had got 75 right. I want him to stop scratching/yawning/telling me 'well, that was an easy one!' etc etc!
Will he just *get* it and be fast in a room with everyone else doing it? Should I just leave him to do it? He hates being timed and starts getting stressy (so I do it, but don't tell him!), but obviously needs to start getting faster?