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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:53 pm 
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My son has just finished year 5. He is at level 5 in Maths and Science and 4b in english. His teacher thinking he will pass the 11 plus exam but I worry he will struggle with his english, he has never been very confident with his english he is very quiet and shy, he doesn't like to ask for help if he is having a problem understanding something so I worry how he will cope if he does pass for grammar. Am I just being an over anxious?5


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:03 pm 
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at 4b he is already at the "expected level" for end of KS2.

It seems he has the ability, and his teacher seems confident.



However you know your child best, I'd say go for it, you have a year to work on his English (thefre are some very good, fun sites on teh internet.

What does he say, does he feel he would like grammar


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2 level 5s and one level 4 is about par for Year 7 entrants to Bucks Grammars which take the top 30% or so - which part of the country are you in as it does vary?


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Thanks for your comments. He is unsure which school he would like to go toat the moment, I think it will depend on if any of his friends pass that might help him make his mind up. we are trying not to push one way or the other but we would prefer him to go to the grammar. we live in yorkshire, the exam take place mid september results mid october then we have about a week before we need to choose.3


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You're in a VERY LUCKY position, to be able to know the result of the 11+ test before having to put the application in.
I'd definitely say go for it. Children bloom at different times, and unless you go for it you'll never know. The English might just kick in, in time, you never know.

Good Luck!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:58 pm 
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Yes we are lucky this is the first year it has been this way in previous years the exam had been held in october and school choices had to be made without knowing if your child had passed. Hopefully this way we stand a better change of the children getting into their first choice school which has been a problem under the old system
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I am hoping that with time his english will click into place he does try hard and I know he can learn alot in a year so fingers crossed.


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