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 Post subject: Bond papers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Hello,

My attention has recently been drawn to these but I wondered:

Are they suitable for the 'Surrey' grammars (Tiffin, Wallington, Sutton, Wilsons)?

My DS is going into year 3 in September and I notice that they do verbal/ non verbal books for his age group. Is there an advantage to starting this stuff now? Generally, in most subjects, I would've thought it was always better to start early but I'm sure I've read somewhere (gawd knows where though!) that one can peak at a certain stage and improve no further and so that is a reason for only beginning them in year 5 when beginning prep for the 11+. Or, at age 7-8 perhaps I really shouldn't worry about him peaking too early!!

Also, if they are recommended, should we start with the books entitled "first papers in ..." or is it ok to go for the "10 minute" tests ones?

And are the Bond maths and English books useful?

Any advice would be really helpful!

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 Post subject: Re: Bond papers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Hi,

I am not sure about their suitability to Surrey Grammar schools but they certainly are good for starting. Buy the age specific ones and go over them with yr child.

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 Post subject: Re: Bond papers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:39 pm 
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I disagree-start in year 5 and forget it till then :D
I don't think the Bond papers are appropriate to Tiffin (although I am no Tiffin expert) but very useful for the others as some of the Sutton exams set their own papers and could have anything. You will need to look at more than Bond too when the time comes. There are loads of threads in the Surrey section on various VR papers


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 Post subject: Re: Bond papers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Thanks for your replies. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bond papers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:57 pm 
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Pretty much the only papers we do round here are the Bond papers. Generally people start in the January before they sit the test, but I also know of a significant number who have done just a few of those papers at home, the Sutton grammar mock and then the test, and have been successful.


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