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 Post subject: Nonsuch Second Stage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:11 pm 
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My DD was asking me - if there will be time allocated for Creative Writing planning ?

Wondering how will the exam be set. Will there be a set allocated time for Maths, Comprehension, Creative Writing and Creative Writing planning ?

If any of the experienced parents can shed light on this, it can help us prepare better.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Nonsuch Second Stage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:51 pm 
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The difficulty with this exam is that the girls schools in Sutton have changed their exams more frequently than the boys schools. So for example Wilsons have had a similar length of writing exercise for many years, and Sutton had kept broadly the same style of paper for over a decade. This is the first time that there has been a joint 2nd round paper so no one can be sure of the format, other than it is not multiple choice and each paper will be 45-60 minutes.

Maths papers are maths papers - they've tested a lot of skills in SET, so think about what didn't get covered.

English similarly: if SET had one or more comprehensions then these are less likely to come up in the second round. They're likely to be testing writing skills.

I haven't known any of the Sutton exams to ever give a fixed planning time - they leave it up to the children.


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 Post subject: Re: Nonsuch Second Stage
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:47 pm 
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Tricky !

I guess if every child attempts the paper with this little knowledge, it is fair !


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