Is the VR multiple choice? Is it one test, how long? how many questions?
If you've been working for the North Yorks test then the VR should be the same - In the past they've used Nfer/GL multiple choice 80Q and 50 mins. If you're looking for additional papers not mentioned above -try these S Daughtrey Bright Sparks 1
and Bright Sparks 2
. The maths paper is written by one of the schools and should contain only KS2 material. However, work on it being the whole KS2 syllabus, which may not have been covered this early in year 6. From memory, 40Q in 30 mins. I used How to do 11+ Maths
The English is an essay.
Do they practice the english test on practice day?..Aaaahhh
No the pre-test only contains Maths and VR. Even in the real test - only some of the essays will get marked. Those who rank below 232- approx.400 will have the essay marked and the results from all three tests will be used to select the final places.
He is on track for level 5 sats so not too worried...or should i be?
You don't need to be worried but you should be cautious. A lot of children obtain a level 5 and there are simply not enough places to accommodate all of them.
The percentages of pupils achieving Level 5 in the 2011 Key Stage 2 tests by subject are as follows:
English 29% (35% for girls, 23% for boys)
Reading 42% (48% for girls, 37% for boys)
Writing 20% (25% for girls, 15% for boys)
Mathematics 35% (33% for girls, 37% for boys).