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 Post subject: A QUESTION FOR PATRICIA!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:14 pm 
Hello Patricia, my son is due to take the 11+ in Warwickshire this year and in light of all of the 'cheating' allegations they are going to use a different examining board with papers written specifically for Warwickshire.

The new board is NFER and my questiion is: Do you know whether all 11+ tests written by NFER cover the same 21 types or do they differ?
We know that it will be 80 questions in 50 minutes and it will be standard format (as per previous Moray House papers). My son has been working through the bond books and is doing very well (his brother took the test last year and passed - my younger son is working to a similar level as his older brother was last year) but should we just be concentrating on the 21 types?


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Dear Guest

Have you seen the discussions in the Warks section?

viewtopic.php?t=2470

If its definitely Standard form, I am unable to confirm whether its 15 or 21 types.

Try posting in the Warks section and see if someone can help you.

Patricia


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:41 pm 
Thanks for replying Patricia, yes I have seen the Warwickshire section but there never seems to be any activity which is why I posted my question here.

It is definitely standard format, I have spoken to the admisisons office. I asked the question because I wasn't sure whether there might be more than the 21 types but your answer suggests there's not. Am I right in thinking the best books to use are IPS and Bright Sparks? And what about practise papers? Again I'm not sure which ones to use which will give the right amount of questions at the right level! I have looked at buying some of the Tutors papers but they all seem to be multiple choice which is not appropriate.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:12 pm 
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Dear Guest

I do not know whether standard NFER use 15 or 21 or any other number. I do know that some questions do not lend themself to multiple choice eg anagrams. See the following link to the Lincs section where they use NFER standard form...

viewtopic.php?p=5524#5524

Patricia


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:51 pm 
Thank you very much for your reply again Patricia.

The link you gave has useful and interesting information. I think we have probably done well to use the bond books, they certainly seem to have these 'unknown' question types in them, I think I will back up with Bright Sparks and IPS aswell. My only problem now is finding papers which will be suitable for practising timing.

It's quite hard work going through this two years in a row, especially when they change it in between! So I thank you once again for your reply and for all your previous posts to others that have such useful and detailed information.


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