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 Post subject: Favourite material
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:52 am 
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Hi

What have been your favourite and most accurate material? I've heard bond books aren't great.

Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite material
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:48 am 
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My favourite books ever and not just for 11+ are Schofield and Sims maths, excellent for problem solving and good value for money. For VR I liked IPS and got mostly Bond for NVR but did not use them a lot as mine did not need much practice as it sort of came natural to them.

I was not very impressed with CGP 11+ materials to be honest. (but love their revision guides for GCSE).

In general I would stay well clear of anything labelled CEM as in my opinion it is a marketing thing. CEM examboard is clear that they do not publish revision materials unlike GL used to to do.

In general I think the best strategy is to practice widely, don't stick to one publisher.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite material
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:22 am 
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MerlinFromCamelot wrote:
In general I think the best strategy is to practice widely, don't stick to one publisher.


Absolutely correct. I would also suggest DCs to read, read and read widely. Vocab is hard to master as it is. Harder if you have to memorise from a list. Reading also helps comprehension a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite material
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:24 pm 
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I like Bond online . Dc was able to practise particular areas such as word problems


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite material
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:24 am 
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Ditto the above - and my DS also liked the Letts CEM papers in run up to test as the audio track seemed close to the 'real thing' (based on a mock test he did in June).


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite material
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:08 pm 
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I think Bond Maths is good enough - with English I think you are better going with practice papers (GL,Bond) and read widely ...Also First past the post comprehension is great


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