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 Post subject: maths 11plus
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:39 pm 
My granddaughter sat the maths at PHS on Saturday - even though she finished it she found it particulary difficult as did her classmate, yet they appeared to 'sail through' the English the week before. My daughter has asked me to ask if anyone else felt the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:54 pm 

Your granddaughter is very lucky,she managed to finish the exam,a lot of the girls didn't.From what has been said the exam was very tough and all the girls found it difficult.

If you read the thread 'is the girls maths easier' you will see that there seems to have been alot of guessing going on.

I agree about the maths being a lot harder than the VR,as my daughter was feeling quite confidant after last week,but now is very despondent.This suprises me as she is quite good at maths.

I would tell your granddaughter the same as I am telling my daughter that just because they found it hard it doesn't mean that they haven't done well.

I hope this makes her feel better :P :P

 Post subject: Maths exam
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:24 pm 
Has anyone got any feedback about Saturday's exam? I have heard that the last 13 or so questions or so were virtually impossible!? My daughter was tutored using Nfer papers and we were under the impression that the real thing would also be Nfer and it seems that they were not. :cry: :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:47 pm 
Hello 'itsme'
I spoke with my daughter's tutor tonight and she said the general feedback she had got was that the maths was very difficult. She said one of the girls she teaches 'excels at maths' and she found it hard so the general concensus is it must have been. It was a NFER test paper (R) which is a special type used just for exams as opposed to the shop bought ones and one that hasn't 'done the rounds'! I don't know about the questions at the end but I know my daughter was tutored in all aspects of types of questions (mainly Athey) as opposed to just concenctrating on NFER which we left until quite late to do.
However, just because she had been tutored in all aspects doesn't necessarily go hand in hand with applying it to the answer sheet!
As I wasn't there and she isn't very forthcoming in talking about it I think we just have to keep picking over the few facts we have. Take comfort in the fact there are HUNDREDS of other parents going through the same, maybe they could share some feedback....(please) :)

 Post subject: Maths 11+
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:13 am 

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My son took the maths and verbal reasoning at DHSB on Saturday and although he is really good at maths he too found the exam tricky. He said that the questions were hard and required a great deal of thought in some cases. We told him that if he found it hard so did many others so not to worry. All you can ask is that they do their best and we are exceedingly proud of him just for turning up and taking the exam. :)

 Post subject: PHS exams
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:58 am 
Thanks to everyone for the feedback - helped put my daughter and grandaughter's mind to rest. A bright child, with parental support, will do well wherever they are. So for now ' sit back and smell the roses ' you all deserve it!

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