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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:17 pm 
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My daughter will be sitting the GL 11+ for English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning this September and I'd be really grateful if you could suggest resources for preparation/revision.

We use S&S, CGP and Bond plus we have a set of the available GL 11+ practice papers (which I'm keeping for closer to the time as there are only 8 of each subject available) but if there is any resource or publication you think might be useful for preparation on those specific subjects (GL exam) I'd be very grateful to hear about them. I've also booked on to the mocks through this website but they're so close in date to the actual exam that they are really only so DC is used to an exam situation and the question formats, rather than any preparation as such.

We home school if that makes any difference to recommendations - i.e we have lots of time available! :)

I'd say English is our weakest subject...

Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:24 pm 
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Hi,
My DD is the same.
We are doing Bond at the moment but i have printed out all free material from this website. Also some tests from Bond website.
They a bit different to Bond books.
We have a tutor and she uses also WHSmith books.

we do study everyday after school for 1-2 hours but sometimes i think its not enough.
NVR goes well where English is the worst :(

Also we have booked Mock exam in July to see where we stand.

Good luck :) xx


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:42 pm 
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we do study everyday after school for 1-2 hours


I think that is a lot and probably too much after a day at school.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:18 pm 
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My DD did lots of reading. We focused on collections of short stories (Sherlock Holmes etc.) and journalism (especially travel writing). She also started reading the Sunday papers.
It wasn't really work but it did wonders for her vocab.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:14 am 
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SashaO wrote:
Hi,

we do study everyday after school for 1-2 hours but sometimes i think its not enough.

Good luck :) xx


Wow! 1-2 hours after school every day?!! That seems a lot on top of a school day!

We are upping the reading, but hadn't thought about the Sunday Papers - good tip, thank you MmeOgg.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:45 am 
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Good morning here'sjohnny!!!

Hope you could find some useful tips from my previous thread - when me preparing our younger boy and sharing with other parents.

Although the targeted school is not the same, the principles remain unchanged.

It's all about developing good habits in good time.

The key is : doing a bit at a time, over a longer period of time, then your child should hopefully progress just in time.

Have a good time.

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