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 Post subject: CGP papers
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Hi - has anyone tried the CGP 11 + papers? We used so much of their stuff for SATS and found them useful, but have not seen them mentioned on this forum.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:43 pm 
Years ago I used the CGP verbal and non-verbal but mostly because there were few alternatives, especially in non-verbal. I would not use them now, however, as there are papers available that are closer to the format of a typical NFER paper.
I also found some of their questions/answers very dubious.

I also bought their punctuation book (as we had a proofreading in our exam) but it was riddled with errors and had obviously not been written by someone who really understood punctuation. I did go to the trouble of phoning and pointing this out, feeling they were misleading, and was told that, if I cared to outline all the mistakes (and there were many of them) and send them in, they would have a look at it. Not having the time or inclination to do their work for them, I suggested they employed an expert to check it over themselves. The last I looked, the errors were still there.

I have used CGP happily for SATS/GCSE work and would recommend them as both study books and for reference, although Lett's may be more accessible to poorer students.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:04 pm 
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many thanks - good to know as the cost of these books soon mounts up!


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We have been using the Vr papers to introduce a bit of variety.

What I have noticed is that there are 100 questions and only 50 minutes is allowed. My dd is managing to complete approx 93/94 in the time allowed. When she reverts to the nfer style papers she is much quicker as there are less questions to answer in the same amount of time.


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 Post subject: mock papers and centres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:40 pm 
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I have also found that the CGP papers seem not only to be longer but also harder than the Bond ones so using a mixture of both helps. Has anyone tried the ******** around for 11+ mock tests during the holidays? I would be interested in feedback before maybe booking one.... [It seems so sad that this summer holiday is going to be eaten up with school work!] :cry:

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