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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:22 pm 
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hello to everybody

Writing for some advice please. i am intending to help my daughter prepare for 11+ exam in Redbridge, Woodford County.

Essentially I wanted to please ask which material [or other source e.g. online software], to use in order to prepare her for the exam.

I have looked at the local council website which state 'verbal' and 'non-verbal' reasoning only.

many thanks in advance to all those who take the timeout to reply.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Hi amandee, and welcome!

All the appropriate materials are listed here:

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/Essex-Redbridge/

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:59 pm 
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amandee wrote:
hello to everybody

Writing for some advice please. i am intending to help my daughter prepare for 11+ exam in Redbridge, Woodford County.

Essentially I wanted to please ask which material [or other source e.g. online software], to use in order to prepare her for the exam.

I have looked at the local council website which state 'verbal' and 'non-verbal' reasoning only.

many thanks in advance to all those who take the timeout to reply.


I found that for the Redbridge exams there is plenty of material on verbal reasoning but very little on non-verbal reasoning. For both exams, GL assessment is great as they set the exams for Redbridge (including the old ones). Bright Sparks, Walsh and IPS are good for verbal reasoning. You can also use IPS for non-verbal reasoning. As a starting point you might want to use the 'How To' guides from GL assessment to learn all about the different question types. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:29 pm 
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The key here is to set realistic timetables. A typical Bond VR or NVR book takes 5-6 hours to finish so your DC can expect to do one book a week (more during vacations). Start with age 9-10 and aim to finish the 12-13 age books in time to start past papers. The Redbridge questions are typically at the 12-13 level and much tougher than any other VR/NVR tests in London. Papers should be reserved for the last 4 weeks and no more than 2 a day. If you start too early (it's never too early in my opinion) you risk running out of material. If you start too late you will be really pushing your DC towards the end. Circumstances tend to delay things so naturally timetables tend to slip and its always a good idea to get things back on track as soon as possible instead of leaving things to the last minute. Another aspect is that separate answer papers are provided for the Redbridge exams so getting the DC used to this means knocking up an answer sheet in Word/Excel and printing off as many copies as needed. The added benefit is to avoid writing in the books and they can be re-used for extra practice and even sold on when no longer needed to other parents beginning the process. Expect to be spending at least £200 on books and another £100 or so on past papers. Of course, these figures all pale into comparison in the face of tuition costs if you go down that route.


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