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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:20 am 
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Removed my original post :)

How did the St. Olave exam go?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:51 pm 
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My ds found the English much easier than expected. It has always been one essay in recent history so that was as expected. He was chuffed with the comprehension as Spellig is a favourite for him plus the last 10 marks were for completing sentences which is his favourite.
I would have thought all should be writing in pen, it goes without question surely?

Maths was similar to their familiarisation papers, no surprises but some tough problem solving.

In my ds's room they did write both their name and candidate number on both papers.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Bobmumof3 - That's great - you mean Skellig. There were approx 1020 candidates appeared in the exam and I fail to understand why the forum users don't want to contribute their experience of their ds's Olave exam. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Sorry for typo!
My brain is mush at the moment!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Similar experience:

Maths - on the easier side
Comprehension - tough words but questions reasonable
Writing - no choice

Have not managed to extract much information from ds about the writing element. Confused about whether it was a continuation of the comprehension text?

Also do St Olaves go strictly by the exam results or do they take into account exceptional talent in other areas - music/sport. Heard a boy who is already part of Team GB (Olympics) applied. Wld they turn that down?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Removed my comments :)


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