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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:08 am 
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Could anyone please give some tips and hints about the second stage English exams for Nonsuch and Wallington.

Does anybody know what they had to do last year for the English exam?

Thanks everyone.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:32 pm 
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My dd said last year Wallington was what she described as a series of mini comprehensions. No actual essay.
Nonsuch in contrast was only an essay,the title was playtime in the spring.
There was no comprehension at all. That was quite unexpected and some found writing for 50 mins really difficult.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:18 pm 
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Thank you Moon unit - that helps a great deal.

I am a little surprised there wasn't any comprehension test at Nonsuch. I suppose that means we cannot be sure what to expect!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:24 am 
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I have just thought of another question about the Second Stage Exam,does anybody know how many maths questions they will be asked and how long the exam lasts?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:49 am 
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I have just thought of another question about the Second Stage Exam,does anybody know how many maths questions they will be asked and how long the exam lasts?


The exam is 45 minutes long. The number of questions will vary from year to year, but I'd expect 7-10 questions.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:53 pm 
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Thanks for the info...

Any other previous parents who can tell us what more to expect in Nonsuch and Walli exams... any previous topics /ideas which they remember :)

Thanks
Jas


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:42 am 
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LadyMuck - 7-10 Questions? that would be great but I thought standard questions are up to 30 questions?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:53 am 
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There are 7-10 questions but most of these have subsections so each question may require up to 5 separate answers. it is imperative that the child gets the first part of the question correct because answers to the subquestions are dependent on this. There are similar examples in the Manchester Grammar papers and in
KS2 - Level 6 papers.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:06 pm 
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arrh. thank u so much Catlady


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