Thanks Guest for your reply!!
I will order the papers from CSSE, however you said to give them to her nearer the exam. She is currently already working on VR Multiple choice and finds it interesting. However, do i only do the papers? no other revision needed? if so what books would you recommend?.
Is the scoring high for this school? and i take it its standars papers for Maths and English (comprehension). Also is it true that the English paper has difficult words. The Corsutum said the exam is based on 19th Century, is this true.
What is best for revision?
Please advice if you can/
The reason I would recommend giving her the CSSE papers nearer the exam is because they are very difficult and I feel they could knock the childs confidence if they don't do as well on them as they do on other papers you have given them. I would stick to doing papers regularly - some can seem repetitive but it is the practicing regularly that helps them with recognising VR codes etc and also with the timing which is very important - they must finish the VR paper on the day - it is worth 50% of the marks.
Yes, the school is hard to get into. When my daughter did the 11+ (she is now Year 7 there), you had to score over 85% on the VR. Not sure of percentages for the maths and english but you had to score well. Along with Colchester, it is one of the hardest to get into. The maths and english are of a higher level than they do in school (from my experience) although I think the maths was not too bad last November. The english papers are generally exceptionally difficult - sometimes A level standard! My daughter had Mill on the Floss and last November it was Tess of the D'urbavilles so that gives you some idea! The language in the english paper is difficult. Get the Nfer Nelson papers and maybe encourage your daughter to read some of the classics (if she likes reading - my daughter was not an avid reader unfortunately!). Good luck to you and your daughter. CCHS is a great school - my daughter loves it.