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 Post subject: Selective ability
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:29 am 
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Could any parent whose child has got in to Grammar school kindly let me know what mark a child of selective ability should be getting on a typical 11+, NFER, GL Assessment (English, Maths, VR and NVR)? I am panicking now as we haven't had time to do any extras and only 2 months to go for the first exam! He is a level 5 in school but not sure if these levels mean anything at all when it comes to Grammar schools.


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:09 pm 
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If he's level five at the end of yr 5 he's doing very well!


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Level 5 is good.

It's not an exact science but getting above about 80% is good in the practise papers. Depends a bit on the school your DC applying for, but aiming ideally for nearer 90% ideal. But of course it's all down to performance on the day in the end.

Best of luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Esh, I think I'm right in saying that to be confident of a place a candidate needs to be regularly scoring 95% or more across the board (Eng, Maths, NVR and VR) in Surrey as all the selectives are supers and massively oversubscribed. (We're in your area too.) You might get in with a far lower score, but that depends on the papers set and the competition.


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Thank you all for all the advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:48 am 
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Just to say obviously acheiving a score of 95% or higher in practise tests is going to make getting into GS more likely for your DC; but my DD got into a GS with a 10% chance of getting in (so pretty tough odds) and she was scoring from as low as 74% all the way up to 100% over the year she worked towards the exam. As I said averaging about 88% in tests and she performed on the day and got in with a decent score.


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:20 pm 
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That's really encouraging Doblinski. Is she at one of the Surrey super selectives?


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:00 am 
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Yes Tiffin


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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 pm 
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esh wrote:
Could any parent whose child has got in to Grammar school kindly let me know what mark a child of selective ability should be getting on a typical 11+, NFER, GL Assessment (English, Maths, VR and NVR)? I am panicking now as we haven't had time to do any extras and only 2 months to go for the first exam! He is a level 5 in school but not sure if these levels mean anything at all when it comes to Grammar schools.




Refer to this link, it contains some good info!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Selective ability
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Thanks for the very useful information


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