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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:45 am 
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Hi All,
Just out of interest, is there a minimum age for DC's to appear in these mocks? I would like my DC to appear in these, just to get a feel of the enviornment and get exposure to real time exam. Do you think it would be good for Year 3 child to appear in these?
We get report from the school that DC generally gets involved in solving year 5 Maths and English papers but what I would like to do is to assess DC with regards to these mocks.

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:47 am 
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personally, I think it is far too young.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:57 am 
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I agree with Yoyo. Sitting a mock at that age would just be frightening, not because DC could not do the work but because of all the 'big people' sharpening their elbows.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:11 am 
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Hello Yoyo & Mad?

Points well made and taken.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:15 am 
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If you want to assess his capability why don't you give him papers at home. You don't need to pay for him to sit a mock test when most likely or not you will not receive the test papers for review of his strengths and weaknesses.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:25 pm 
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Hello agathachristie,
I guess that is the only thing I can do at the moment as Year 3 is too early to take up these mocks.

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You could spend the time building up vocabulary and proficiency at times tables and mental arithmetic, also working on problem solving. The skills will help with general school work as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:54 pm 
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What sort of mocks are you referring to? If something like the Sutton Mocks, then you would be looking at your DC taking them when next available which will be towards the end of yr 4. (You said DC is currently yr 3). That is still more than a year ahead of the real thing.

My DS is just finishing yr 4 (although skipped a year, so is eight years old) and has just taken Sutton Mocks. It was a very positive experience and he wasn't overawed at all. And he'll most likely sit again next year and we'll have a good measure of his progress.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:10 am 
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My DS is just finishing yr 4 (although skipped a year, so is eight years old) and has just taken Sutton Mocks.


Hello Gazzag, thanks for your post. I was just wondering what you mean by yr 4, although skipped a year, so is eight years old.

My kiddo is 8 years old and is in year 3 (As DC is September born).

With regards to the mocks, I was looking at Sutton Mocks. So you you might be right, he will be Year 4 by the time he takes it.

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