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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:00 am 
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My DD has now sat 4 exams and both of us are perplexed that the Highgate Maths was so easy compared to all the others.

One of her friends reckons everyone will have got 100% in the Maths.... Doubt it, but expect most will be in highish 90s. And with 11 minutes for each page there was plenty of time for finger twiddling etc!

Was it an unusual year - or is this their approach?

IF so, seems very child-friendly but wonder how do they differentiate between applicants?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:24 pm 
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DD found that some of the questions were not as simple as they appeared. Nothing actually beyond what she'd learned but some of the questions required careful reading and re-reading.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Interesting... wonder whether my DD didnt do the rereading!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Not worth worrying about now.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:00 pm 
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I hear this year after year. An easy maths paper is absolutely deadly, the very able students think they know what the questions is asking so they rush through and misread half the questions, see the thread on Parmiters about this , how the less able maths students ended up beating the more able. DG


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Agree with daogroupie. My dd did this exam a few years ago and thought the maths was really easy. We later found out that her maths was not so great but her English, which she thought was really hard, was very strong. And she was (and still is) really good at maths!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Oh heavens... and my daughter is very strong at Maths, so Ive been relying on this to pull her through!!!! Hoping that she didnt underestimate ... Id be surprised as I know Highgate have said they're keen to make it as similar to SATS as possible to make it accessible to state school kids....


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