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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:41 pm 
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Hi All

Can anyone advise how much work we should do over 6 weeks summer holidays....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:07 pm 
My daughter got her 1st choice school starting in September and during her summer holidays last year she did 6 papers a day.

2 VR
2 NVR
1 Maths
1 English


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:22 pm 
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That sounds FAR too much ... it is a holiday - just keep them ticking over


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Dear Guest

I do not think there are enough papers on the market to cover 6 a day.

Perhaps you meant to say 6 a week.

It all depends when the tutoring/coaching starts. Some start early an hour or so a week, gradually bulding up. Others wait until nearer the time and study daily.

Its very much a personal choice.

Patricia


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:07 pm 
Well Sue,
It may depend a bit on your child. And also when the exams are. Are they straight after the holidays or not until January? We had the latter; child did nothing at all over summer (not even 5 minutes during the whole holiday) and did very well in exams (top standardised scores in all papers). If they had been in early September, however, that strategy would have been a disaster as it took a few weeks to get up to speed.

I showed my daughter this site so that she could gape at how much preperation some children were doing; she told me (only half in jest) that she would have run away if I had insisted on anything remotely similar....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:47 pm 
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Thanks. We have Bucks exams early Oct VR only and then Berks in early Nov VR NVR and Maths.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:47 pm 
Someone said that there are not enough papers to do able to do 6 papers a day. Well My daughter did 10 a day and when the exams drew nearer we covered 24 papers a day. she got her first choice. She is happy about her school. I have no regrets and I'll do it over again.
there are so many holidays to come. she only gave up one set for the 11+


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:53 pm 
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Are Bucks papers not 50 mins long?

10 would take over 8 and a half hours and 24 would take 20 hours..

In one day?

When did your children eat and sleep?

Very confused..

AM


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:54 pm 
Thanks for putting the smile on my face. You have really made me laugh.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:30 am 
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My daughter got her 1st choice school starting in September and during her summer holidays last year she did 6 papers a day.

2 VR
2 NVR
1 Maths
1 English


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Someone said that there are not enough papers to do able to do 6 papers a day. Well My daughter did 10 a day and when the exams drew nearer we covered 24 papers a day. she got her first choice. She is happy about her school. I have no regrets and I'll do it over again.
there are so many holidays to come. she only gave up one set for the 11+


There are obviously some sad parents around. These girls may well be going to their first choice school but do these schools really want children that have had so much preparation? Will the child be happy there when she meets children that were offered a place on the basis they were really bright and needed very little prep? I would have thought within a few weeks it will be evident to the over prepared child that they are lagging behind. How will the child cope then? Children become adults and remember their relationships with their parents.


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