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 Post subject: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:12 pm 
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I have been looking at the GL Assessment English paper and it looks really hard, as does the Bond Assessment book 10-11 years!! I am totally worried! Can anyone offer any advice about what to teach, what to prioritise? Thanks
Also, is there a creative writing bit in the Plymouth exam?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:03 am 
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there is info about the Devon tests here

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... on-11-plus


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:57 am 
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I started with Haydn comprehension book 3, now that we've done some of those, DD is trying Collins focus on comprehension for 9+ The comprehensions usually end with a creative writing piece/description. My next plan would be to look at Tutor Master series for writing - book1 /book 2. (filed away :roll: until we finish collins)

Have a look on the trusted Ama***n

BTW am preparing for North London Consortium, and DD needs to sit an english paper (comprehension/creative writing piece)

hope this helps :)


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Thanks! Appreciate your help! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:13 pm 
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My DS sat the 11+ in Torbay last year. I assume you're looking at the Plymouth tests for Autumn this year? We started looking at the Bond comprehension and he found them impossible! So I got a Schofield and Simms comprehension book and he got on much better. We didn't look at the GL Nelson English book until the very end of the summer term, by which time he got on well with it. All the work paid off and comprehension went from being the weak link to an area that I felt (almost!) confident about. We're still waiting to hear about places, but the guidance letter suggests he's done well So don't worry if your DD finds all this hard at the moment - there's plenty of time to improve!


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Thanks.... I am starting to calm down now lol....


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