sensible mum wrote:
Is this score good enough-- in the exam can he first attempt the grammar question & then do comprehension --Which other ques papers can be used for English for Reading Boys.
Any advise on how to improve the score in english are welcome as well.
Hi sensible mum,
Scores are good and you have time to improve
all depends on what happens on the day, is your son stronger on maths, reasoning (VR/NVR) and essay? Aiming for average of 85% is good, are your son's scores affected by exam conditions?
Paper is in sections, two years ago it was sixty five questions in fifty minutes but you could work through the paper and go back. I would be concerned about skipping sections, it can lead to dithering (wasting time) and getting out of sequence on the answer sheet. I would suggest working through the paper in question order. It was a series of short comprehensions rather than a long one.
Other papers look at e-papers on this site Tuition For You & Learning Together also have a look at KS2 English papers. Not multiple choice but good for extending skills.
How to improve skills, I struggled on English and had to get a tutor a recent graduate who was young and fun in my boys eyes, I set the papers and they worked through them.
For most boys at Reading English is I think the key paper so you are on the right track.