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 Post subject: Sats KS3 Science
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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She'll do plenty of practice at school - please don't make her do any extra work - they work so hard already!


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katel,

That is not true in all schools - my Y9 child has done no practice yet - KS3 tests do not have such a high profile as KS2. Supporting a child in developing their own revision strategies is quite important so they know their areas of strength and the topics they don't understand.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:08 am 
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katel wrote:
She'll do plenty of practice at school - please don't make her do any extra work - they work so hard already!


I have to agree with this - my YR9 daughter's priorities this summer will be violin practice for her G5, early GCSE modules in Maths, a German exchange trip and keeping on top of regular homework - if she is set a practice paper for homework that's fine but I don't see any need for extra


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I think it depends on the type of school. These tests are based on the standard expected nationally, so should be fairly straightforward for pupils at a high-achieving school. Because students at such a school work intensively and to an advanced level, and cover a lot of ground in class anyway, they ought to be able to manage even the higher tiers quite comfortably, with most coming out around Level 7/8 (the latter only available for Maths). I often wonder if similarly bright students in a school where they are the exception rather than the norm, and where resources are concentrated on getting the majority to the "expected" level of 5/6, might not be challenged to fulfil their true potential and would need to push themselves in order to succeed.


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Belinda wrote:

I'll have to see though if she's got room for them in between her You Tube, MSN, make-up sessions, hair sessions, baths, showers, more showers, tv, more tv, shopping with mates for clothes, shopping with mates for shoes, cinema, ipod, sleeping, more sleeping - need I go on. I have a perfectly happy, well adjusted dd!

If I'm really lucky... I may also be able to persuade her to practice her violin too as she also has grade 5 in the summer... actually I'm probably pushing it a bit now...


All that and music practice too! I sympathize. We've been there. (Still there, in fact! :wink: )


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Snap... my son is also doing sats a year early and will be 12 when he sits them.
I asked him and he said that the mock papers they did in Jan were the same as usual.... same format as KS2....... all the three sciences mixed up in 2 papers.
He has been told that they will be doing the same format papers in May.

'Extra work' comes way down the list after Xbox, Thorpe Park, going over the Rec, round my mates house, Top Gear, Hotel Babylon, chillin', etc, etc

and yes drum practice can be done at a push.

Glad to hear that he is the 'norm'.

but I have got some old KS3 papers... just so he can look over them nearer the time and be familiar with the type of question they are asking.


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