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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Amazing how quickly the first term of grammar school has flown by, only seems like yesterday opening results!

Just a post to share experiences, thoughts etc..

For DC has blossomed at grammar school, no regrets at the difficult decision to plump for grammar rather than indie route. I was a bit concerned at class sizes but tough teachers keep tight rein on the kids.

Regular homework with tough marking, seems bar is set high at this type of school.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:07 pm 
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My DD absolutely loves it and is flourishing! I can not believe how grown up, organised and independent she has become! She still loves her Mum and needs a hug now and then though (thank goodness :D )!!

Reports are excellent, no detentions received - yet, leading role in the house panto, and she is managing the homework etc really well. They do have high expectations - but thats no bad thing!

The only issue we had was a bit of bullying at the bus stop she passes (with her friend) on the way to catch her school bus. However we knew the child who was doing it, and which school she went to - so - phoned that school, told them, and they dealt with it instantly! No more issues!

Hated the whole 11+ thing - but the end results are worth it!

Just awaiting 2 years time when we start the whole thing again with her younger sister!! :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:28 pm 
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Judging from this years Maths and Physics sylabus, there are several flashbacks to the 11+ material I taught DC. Just shows how tough the 11+ test is for a 10/11 year old.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:42 pm 
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poiuyt wrote:
Judging from this years Maths and Physics sylabus, there are several flashbacks to the 11+ material I taught DC. Just shows how tough the 11+ test is for a 10/11 year old.

Goodness, which area are you in that a.teaches Physics in Year 7 and b. includes KS3 Physics on the 11+ paper? And here was I thinking we were badly off here with our VR test!

Glad your DC is enjoying school though - surely the only really important thing at this stage. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Physics, chemistry and biology from year 7; is this unusual from year 7?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:26 pm 
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I think I wasn't clear enough. Sorry, there are elements of maths taught for 11+ that are popping up in year 7 now.. Hope this is clear enough


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Oh Poiuyt, what a give away. There you are on the Birmingham forum telling us the 11+ is a walk in the park, and now we find you here revealing that you tutored your DC and the 11+ was hard. How can we trust you again? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Guilty as charged camphilin; have to be sensitive to all, it is the season alright! Now where is my mull wine, let's hope I can find my way out of the park with this staggered walk


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