The cut-off this year was a standardised score of 109. I am providing this information to help future parents to gauge the standard needed to achieve a pass mark, under no circumstances it should be treated as show off, I hope you do understand, as I know some of you still waiting for offers from the waiting list. Good luck to all who have achieved an offer of place and all the best and best of luck to people who are still waiting. In the past I have spent days and nights trying to search for useful information that might help to gauge and benchmark my DD practice results with the real test results but sadly I could never find such information. I have decided to put this private personal info to help future parents.
My DD stared preparation for the 11 plus approximately one year before the actual tests, She has sat two mock tests before the real tests. When she sat the Sutton mock examination, I have made sure that she was not prepped for it ,thos will help me gauge her true potential and to give a clear indication of what is needed to be done. She has managed to score 286 in Sutton mock, which is roughly about average mark. She was a bit nervous and failed to finish the papers and left numerous questions unanswered. We have from this experience as I have followed similar method with my DD1. To cut the storey shorts, my DD2 sat 5 exams in total. I have accumulated useful data from all the practice test she has done, her verbal reasoning score always ranged from 90% to 98% giving an average score of 92% her Non-verbal score Ranged from 82% to 96% with an average of 88%.
Nonsuch VR 138 NVR 111 Total 249
Bucks test results [b]Pap1 133 , Pap2 141
Berks test at st Bernard Average of 121, VR 124 ,NVR 117
Kendrick average standardised score of 121 , VR 126 , NVR 116 joint 37th in rank order.
Tiffin Girls Total score of 250 , VR 127 , NVR 123 .
“ Tiffin do not test you in maths, it is all vocab orientated so learn a lot of vocab it is a must otherwise you will be doomed” a lot of candidates that pass the Berks test find it very difficult to pass the Tiffin test because of the Vocab issue and no maths in the VR paper.
Bucks, berks and Tiffin use 21 VR types.
Kendrick use more than 21 types so be prepared.
When my DD was practicing different VR papers, she scored well in some and found others harder. This is a list with level of difficulties starting with easiest.
2. Tutors Level 3
4. Bright sparks
5. Learning Lab
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8. Tutors level 4” the hardest around, with hindsight regret using them, you don not need them
Non verbal reasoning, once they have learned the technique, you will reach a plateau that you can never improve on, just practice time technique and accuracy with speed. I hope you find this information is useful. Good luck.