I put 'final' port of call.
Sorry I misread what you said
Also, I use the short comprehensions in the Bond Assessment Papers to train how to extract information.
On the subject of 'skimming' the text. He may have to do this due to time constraints. The passages are quite long in both NFER and Bond--the exam could be over if you ask him to read them thoroughly. I tend to ask mine to read quickly (most haven't the patience to do otherwise) so they have a general idea of passage, then train to go looking for relevant part, underline and extract info.
Thanks for that. I will try. I think I just needed some practical help from someone with experience at this stage in the game. Clearly starting to feel stressed although son seems completely unconcerned!!