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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:43 am 
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Does anyone know if there is a syllabus for the Kent 11+ Maths, is it closely alligned to KS2 Year 6 content


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:22 pm 
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My understanding is that there should be nothing on there beyond the key stage 2 curriculum. Kent actually state that the Maths test will cover topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6. There will of course be more challenging problem solving questions but these should still be reliant on using skills taught at KS2. I prepped my own son for the test and did not use a tutor ( although I am a teacher). He has natural ability in Maths so didnt do too much practice but we used the usual variety of practice papers to help with test technique and familiarisation with question types. This website is very helpful as are many others in terms of info regarding content. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Louise23 wrote:
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My understanding is that there should be nothing on there beyond the key stage 2 curriculum. Kent actually state that the Maths test will cover topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6. There will of course be more challenging problem solving questions but these should still be reliant on using skills taught at KS2. I prepped my own son for the test and did not use a tutor ( although I am a teacher). He has natural ability in Maths so didnt do too much practice but we used the usual variety of practice papers to help with test technique and familiarisation with question types. This website is very helpful as are many others in terms of info regarding content. Hope this helps.


That is supposed to be the case. However, is algebra covered as at the first week of September when the test takes place?
My son did cover it at school, but I hear some didn't. Not sure if they all should?

Salsa


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:06 pm 
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I'll not seen a single question where it needed algebra. The Year 6 algebra content in the NC is minimal - no equations for example.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:07 pm 
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salsa wrote:
Louise23 wrote:
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My understanding is that there should be nothing on there beyond the key stage 2 curriculum. Kent actually state that the Maths test will cover topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6. There will of course be more challenging problem solving questions but these should still be reliant on using skills taught at KS2. I prepped my own son for the test and did not use a tutor ( although I am a teacher). He has natural ability in Maths so didnt do too much practice but we used the usual variety of practice papers to help with test technique and familiarisation with question types. This website is very helpful as are many others in terms of info regarding content. Hope this helps.


That is supposed to be the case. However, is algebra covered as at the first week of September when the test takes place?
My son did cover it at school, but I hear some didn't. Not sure if they all should?

Salsa


A really good point, and somewhat contentious. Top sets only in my children’s school covered algebra and ratios in detail - so one child had it before 11+ and one didn’t. Do check what will be covered at your school during Y5.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:08 pm 
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You may find this useful

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... e-of-study


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:09 pm 
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FortyNinePence wrote:
salsa wrote:
Louise23 wrote:
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My understanding is that there should be nothing on there beyond the key stage 2 curriculum. Kent actually state that the Maths test will cover topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6. There will of course be more challenging problem solving questions but these should still be reliant on using skills taught at KS2. I prepped my own son for the test and did not use a tutor ( although I am a teacher). He has natural ability in Maths so didnt do too much practice but we used the usual variety of practice papers to help with test technique and familiarisation with question types. This website is very helpful as are many others in terms of info regarding content. Hope this helps.


That is supposed to be the case. However, is algebra covered as at the first week of September when the test takes place?
My son did cover it at school, but I hear some didn't. Not sure if they all should?

Salsa


A really good point, and somewhat contentious. Top sets only in my children’s school covered algebra and ratios in detail - so one child had it before 11+ and one didn’t. Do check what will be covered at your school during Y5.


Most parents cover the whole syllabus until the end of year 6 to be on the safe side! That's what we did.

Salsa


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:11 pm 
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In year 6 we cover simple equations, substituting values into equations and deriving simple expressions like 2a - b


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:18 pm 
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I agree Salsa. Best to cover the whole syllabus.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:20 pm 
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My daughter said there was an algebra question in her test (GL) this year although (in her words) it was "easy".


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