This is the first time I am using this forum so I hope I am posting in the right place.
I have quite a lot of questions about Ilford County High School's 11+ exam process and some others. I live in the common catchment - area however it is quite a few miles away from the school. Sorry for the lengthy post!
*What type of 11+ exams do they use? Is it just verbal and non - verbal reasoning?
*What is the length of each of these exams?
*What marks are they out of?
*What is the format of these exams?
*Where do they sit these exams?
*Are they both going to be sat in one day as well as practice exams before hand?
*Who produces the papers for the 11+? I read it is GL assessment or NFER?
*Which books/online resources are the best to use specific to these exams? There are so many resources around and I'm not quite sure which ones to choose!
*I had a look around some threads and I am not quite sure I understand the cut - off system. I understand how the scores are used as a cut - off taking age into account but what about the distance from school? If this cut - off system exists for distance and it is e.g. 2 miles then does that mean children living 3 miles away are not given an offer despite obtaining a decent score?
*Are there any other factors taken into account?
*Is it possible to find out about these cut - off scores from previous years and perhaps other detailed information to get an idea of what kind of scores need to be achieved?
*How early are parents preparing their children for these exams and/or are you using a tutor?
*Is there any other general advice you can give such as what foundation knowledge is required?
Thanks for the help in advance and I hope this thread will also be of use to others who have questions about this year's 11+.