Good Luck to you and your Children for the Selective Eligibility Test.
To start with a lighter note - Most of the parents believe that the 11 plus exams are for parents for children ....
Hope you agree
However, please don't pass on your stress to them on the test day
Would like to share few thoughts, other parents you are welcome to share their views :
(1). Don't be panic seeing the crowd at the Schools
(2). Plan your journey well before time 30-45 min suggested. Sutton has experienced worst traffic in previous years with more than 4500 boys and girls taking the first level test
(3). Please give enough space for passing through traffic while you park your car. Mollison's Drive and Croydon Road / Wallington Green have experienced heavy traffic jams on test day in previous years
(4). Ensure that your child is relaxed and not over reading before few hours of the test
(5). It is more common to be nervous in a time bound test, suggest your child to attempt easy and comfortable questions first ....
(6). Based on Historic data, Maths will have 50 Questions in 50 minutes and English 72 Questions in 45 Minutes though this may vary every year. It is likely that nearly 90% of children wont complete all questions in English. Make sure they are not upset for not attempting all questions. However, accuracy of the attempted ones is more important. As there is no negative marks for wrong answers, guess work is fine as a last minute rush....
(7). There could be more than one Reading Comprehension in English and may carry between 10-20 questions or even more sometimes. Though it is upto the child to attempt which questions first, most of the children prefer to attempt SPAG questions first and reading related questions later?
(8). Finally, make sure that your DC is carrying enough stationary, admission ticket and a bottle of water
You you all Parents and your Children a Very Good Luck for 11 Plus Exams.
Please fell free to share your views and experiences pre and post exams.