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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:35 am 
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DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:29 am 
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HoldenCaufield wrote:
DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.


Giving the poor child a break?

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:31 am 
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I think you are already doing far too much ...


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm 
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HoldenCaufield wrote:
DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.


I don't think you are doing far too much, what works for one child might not work for another. To answer your question, at home , you should probably just ensure she does her homework (if she gets any from her tutors) and maybe check that she understands what she's been taught and explaining if need be.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Thanks all!


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:39 pm 
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olucares wrote:
HoldenCaufield wrote:
DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.


I don't think you are doing far too much, what works for one child might not work for another. To answer your question, at home , you should probably just ensure she does her homework (if she gets any from her tutors) and maybe check that she understands what she's been taught and explaining if need be.


Perhaps checking that she is keeping up with, and completing any homework set on the basis of, her normal schoolwork, first?

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:46 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
olucares wrote:
HoldenCaufield wrote:
DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.


I don't think you are doing far too much, what works for one child might not work for another. To answer your question, at home , you should probably just ensure she does her homework (if she gets any from her tutors) and maybe check that she understands what she's been taught and explaining if need be.


Perhaps checking that she is keeping up with, and completing any homework set on the basis of, her normal schoolwork, first?


Well, that's if she gets any homework from school. My children don't get any school homework. Moreover, her question was regarding preparation for the 11+, surely she wouldn't get Verbal Reasoning/NVR homework from school (unless in a private school).


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:54 pm 
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She gets homework from her tutor.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm 
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I’m sorry but 3 hours of tutoring, plus tutor homework, plus school, plus possible school homework a) leaves very little time for equally important extra curricular activities and b) sitting gazing at one’s navel, or equivalent, which is equally important. Children need to be children and I worry if a child needs more than 5 hours a week minimum to get into a GS then is that the right place for them?

Having proper time off - completely off - where you don’t even mention 11+ over the summer, is really important. Otherwise you run the risk of making it the focus of her tiny young life and she will feel utterly terrible if she fails to achieve selection.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:34 pm 
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HoldenCaufield wrote:
DD is sitting the Kent Test in September. She currently has 3 hours a week of tutoring.

1 hour is 1:1. The other 2 hours are in a group of 11 other children.

What should I be doing at home?

Thanks in advance.

Hi,
It all depends if you need a super score and how close from getting it she actually is. People from outside Kent sometimes think that a pass is just enough. I’m afraid it isn’t, even for local children. The other thing is that there are children who will be going for a super score to maximise their chances of getting in. They will be doing many hours per week. I know some children who went to prep schools and most of what they did in year 5 was 11+ papers, plus at least 4 as homework at the weekend.

This is nothing to do with needing that level of tuition to pass. It’s to do with obtaining super score.

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