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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone has used this series before and would they recommend?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/11-Super-Select ... tive+maths


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:45 am 
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isis wrote:
Just wondering if anyone has used this series before and would they recommend?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/11-Super-Select ... tive+maths

Haven't used but sounds interesting.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:21 am 
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I just had a look and was so impressed I ordered it! So will let you know shortly. The Maths papers for our local selectives are now beyond what you would learn in primary school so there is a need for this type of material. DG


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:56 pm 
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I can only see the front and back covers so can't make a comment on the contents. If anyone has used it, I would love to know their views on it


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:20 pm 
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IMHO it's missing the point. For Maths you need to cover the material for KS2 not some abstract clever level beyond.

The issue with the selective tests is you should expect them to cover all KS2 material including Year 6 work (and given that the tests themselves are taken at the start of Yr6 you need to ensure you have covered the topics they will be learning after the test!)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Perhaps this is the case for Surrey, but certainly not the case in North London. Top table top set Maths students will not have learnt some of the topics that will come up. DG


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:44 am 
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Yes North London schools have topics bordering on KS3 for the super-selective schools.

My son even did Pythagorus theorem, Simultaneous equations (including the hared ones) in his set at school so it is not unheard of in our parts


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:02 am 
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I have now received the book and it will be very useful for students already on Level Six maths and those who are finding KS2 material very easy. DG


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:40 am 
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Daogroupie wrote:
Perhaps this is the case for Surrey, but certainly not the case in North London. Top table top set Maths students will not have learnt some of the topics that will come up. DG

Yeap. And this is the Surrey section.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:58 pm 
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Isis - If you are asking generally about maths preparation, then perhaps this thread would be more useful in the Maths section, rather than Surrey. Maths content is different in each area. For example there is currently no maths component in the Tiffin (Boys) entrance exam.


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