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 Post subject: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Does anyone have any bright ideas for how to prepare for the Wandsworth Test? We are from just outside of borough and madly doing GL Assessment papers, which my boy is very good at. But not sure whether we should be supplementing with other exercises etc to boost his speed?
I have no idea how the test rates in difficulty level with eg Tiffin, so any thoughts gratefully received!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:34 pm 
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hope this helps

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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:23 am 
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Thanks for that 999 mum. I am wondering, however, whether anyone has any more recent experience of actually preparing for the test. For example, do Wandsworth pupils do in-school practice?
Is it still the case that the test is administered in small 'bites' with each section removed as the test proceeds?
Is there really no one else here whose child will be sitting the Wandsworth Test?


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:01 am 
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Hi there, my DS will be sitting the Wandsworth Test but I'm afraid I know very little about it. He's not in a Wandsworth primary, so I don't know if they do any practice papers but think they do. As far as I know, it is the NVR that is done in timed sections that can't be revisited. The VR I think is the usual format of 80 questions in 50 minutes.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Thanks Jess. All a bit of a mystery, isn't it? I am amazed that there aren't more parents on here with views on/experience of the Wandsworth Test, given the numbers of children that take it. Anyway... we'll find out soon enough!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:01 am 
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WimbledonMum wrote:
Thanks Jess. All a bit of a mystery, isn't it? I am amazed that there aren't more parents on here with views on/experience of the Wandsworth Test, given the numbers of children that take it. Anyway... we'll find out soon enough!


Not that great a mystery - most people on here do not come here looking for Wandsworth (not in Surrey - :D ). The surrey grammars are of course an attraction to those of us living in the more inner of the SW boroughs (I am another), but we must be in a very small minority.

My DS is year away from sitting it. I do not know what the format. I understand its fairly standard set by GL/NFER. I understand its hard.

MY DS is not in Wandsworth and will certainly not be doing practice papers in his primary school.

I know a couple of children who have passed it. But that's all I know.


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Well, the Wandsworth Test is over, this forum has been re-named and I am officially allowed to talk about it here (thanks, moderators). Hurrah!

I thought some notes about the format etc might be helpful for parents whose children will be sitting it in future years.

:: It wasn't too difficult, nowhere near as difficult as the Tiffin exam, for example (according to my son). He, at least, encountered no words in the VR that he was unfamiliar with (unlike Tiffin and Wallington, which he found more challenging).
:: It was administered in blocks of questions, with children told when to start the next block (every 10/15 minutes, apparently).
:: Answer sheets were not removed between blocks of questions. There was, however, no time to go back and check answers from previous blocks once they had moved on.
:: At the Graveney site, children who arrived early were allowed straight in rather than having to hang around outside in the cold. This made the whole process much more pleasant. Worth turning up early to avoid queuing.
:: Most important snippet of information: the mid-morning snack was biscuits and water.
:D
That's as much as I have been able to glean from a boy who is understandably sick to the back teeth of having to sit these ridiculous tests. And I can't say I blame him.
Thank goodness that was the last one.
Time to ceremonially burn those wretched GL Assessment books! Yee hah!


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 Post subject: Re: Wandsworth Test
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:11 am 
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WimbledonMum wrote:
Time to ceremonially burn those wretched GL Assessment books! Yee hah!


Good luck to your DC, wimbledonmum and thanks for your input about Wandsworth tests.

Perhaps, you could pass these GL papers to some one in your school/neighbourhood. One forum member also requested for these papers few days ago.

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