Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:39 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
I wondered if there's an VR NVR test score level that's ideally achieved (apart from the obvious 100%) to represent a good chance of getting into Tiffin Girls?

A friend suggested that a Tiffin Boys entrant, who got 4th place on the list a while ago, had been getting scores of over 96% for all test results. I know it's not an exact science but can you suggest which test scores indicate a safe pass/ a scrape-through or fail for Tiffin please? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:07 pm
Posts: 217
Location: Kingston
It is hard to say due to age standardisation, when you get the results you only get those and not the raw score.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:55 am
Posts: 198
I would also add that the nvr papers appear to be getting harder year on year and the practice papers are not necessarily a reliable indicator of performance on the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:53 pm
Posts: 170
Location: south west london
Hi Doblinski- it was a question I often asked when preparing my DD for the Tiffin test last year. Impossible to say because of standardisation of marks. If it helps, my DD was scoring an average of 93% on NVR and 98% VR in the last few weeks before she took the Tiffin test. She was offered a place.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:14 am
Posts: 138
Location: Middlesex
My son scored 99.28% in VR but only 77.85% in NVR in both Langley and Tiffin exams and easily made it within the range for initial allocation for these schools. NVR is extremely difficult and our scores stayed the same constantly regardless of the effort and practice we put in. I think there is a ceiling to how good practice can make you in NVR. It can take you out of total inability to understand and attempt questions but once you have 'mastered' this bit, it is only so far you can go and it is decided by a child's abilities.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:32 pm
Posts: 214
Hello drastic dad,can i ask how you worked out your ds's raw scores?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
Thanks guys. So did your DC's marks change as they practised, did they get better in time - or were they generally the same?

DD's marks are varied. They're mostly fairly high, but there's been some lowish ones too (tho no NVR as yet - that's introduced after Easter). So in your opinion is there a standard that needs to be achieved in order to stand a chance would you say, or is it all dependent on the scores achieved late on in the process? I ask because the tutor does not encourage any contact it's all drop, collect and run, so I'm in the dark!? Thanks again Dobbers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:53 pm
Posts: 170
Location: south west london
Hi there Dobbers - my DD's marks improved considerably over time. The first 11 plus NVR paper she attempted she scored around 68% ! Do not lose heart - I would say that as long as the scores are improving all the time then all is well - given that your DD will take the tests in Jan there is plenty of time. PM me is you would like to


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
DD now has got stuck in with NVR and good grief it's hard isn't it? :shock:

Her scores are rarely in 90's prob av out in high 70's to low 80's and poor love is really losing heart - sometimes we both look them rubbing our heads, show her Dad too (and he's a top notch accountant) and he cant do some of them either!! :evil:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:06 pm
Posts: 267
Agreed... some of the NVR questions are utter tosh! My DC has gotten better with practice, but there are always a few in the question paper which are devilish.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016