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 Post subject: 11 +regions
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:25 pm 
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Why is there no information for the Warwickshire 11+ under the 11+ regions forum?


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 Post subject: Warwickshire admissions
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:02 pm 
Eleven Plus (Selection) (Warwickshire County Council)
Children in their last year of primary school (Year 6) can be considered for selective schools in East and South Warwickshire.

The allocation of selective/grammar places is related to the child's performance in the selection tests during the Autumn Term.

The tests comprise a practice paper (after which the children will undertake work to ensure they understand the method of answering the questions), two verbal reasoning test papers and a written English paper.

There are three grammar schools in South Warwickshire: Alcester (Foundation) Grammar School, King Edward VI (Aided) Grammar School for Boys and Stratford-upon-Avon Girls' Grammar School.

In East Warwickshire there are Lawrence Sheriff (Aided) School for Boys and the Rugby (Foundation) High School for Girls and a bilateral school with a grammar school stream, Ashlawn School.

For children of Year 7 and above parents should contact the Admissions Service for further information concerning admission to the grammar schools. Up to 14 years 3 months entry involves the child taking verbal reasoning tests.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:27 am 
Is there nobody else from Warwickshire who could share their views and experiences?

All the other areas seem to have lots of input and every little piece of information is welcome! My child sits the 11+ exam in less than 2 weeks and this is a very stressful time for us all. To know you're sharing the same experience with others helps.

Come on you warwickshirians - lets help each other!


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 Post subject: Warwickshire stress!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:14 pm 
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Dear Guest,
I do understand your stress, believe me! My son is now in Year 8 but
I still follow events on this site with interest as I tutor for the exam in my local area and I like to know what is going on.I do believe the other areas are slightly different from Warks. as they include NVR and maths etc. and the Warks. exam (in my opinion!) does put the child who is more numerate than literate at a disadvantage.
I am happy to help if I can! Try not to panic!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:47 pm 
Dear Teacher

Are you able to give me any idea of what score they need to acheive to pass. My child scores usually between 92 and 98% but can sometimes be as low as 89% in practise tests of 100 vr questions in 45 mins. What happens if he hits a low score on the day? It seems so unfair when he is has never been out of the top few percent all the way through primary school.

By the way thank you for replying to me.


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 Post subject: Test results!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Your child's pass scores sound very good; I usually consider a score of 93% to be very comfortable but this depends on the level of all the other children taking the test this year and the difficulty of the exam. There is no doubt that it is a tricky test to reach conclusions about but I would say your child appears to be in a good position. Have you been seeing a tutor and which materials have you been working through?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:51 pm 
Dear Teacher

My son has been seeing a tutor and we have been working with Secondary Selection Portfolio papers, bond papers and some other vr papers which are just photocopies so I am not sure who they are by. He has no problem with the timing of the tests and his tutor is happy with him and says that he should pass but is reluctant to advise what the pass mark is likely to be. I do understand that it is different each year but with the test looming I just want to know if he is on target and am worried that he might have an off day!


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