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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:35 am 
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Hi,

Just out of curiosity really I wanted to ask what kind of % scores your children are getting when practicing papers at home?

My DD gets 90% + on some of the average papers such as IPS and secondary selection papers but on the Manchester Grammar or Latymer style papers she is between 76%-84%.

Not sure if that is good enough as we are just DIY studying at home so thought it would be good to sense check.
Thanks so much in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 am 
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IMHO around 80%+ under timed condition will be more or less good enough to pass Stage 1 test.
Around top 40% pass that.

Stage 2 tests are a different kettle of fish and the questions are not likely to be multiple choice.

I suspect Maths, will require the showing of working out and will only get full marks if the answer is right and working out is shown in full.

For Engish, it will involve some sort of creative writing and comprehension question that requires several sentence answers i.e. "what do you think the author meant when he/she ...."


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 pm 
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I am struggling with variability - my daughter gets anything between 80 and 95, and there does not seem to be any pattern to it. Drives me mad as i dont know how to help her get a more consistent result.

Any input appreciated


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 am 
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am struggling with variability


I have the same problem.

You need to ensure that a) all the practice needs to be done in the same setting i.e. in the dining room table etc.
b) timed the same way c)the paper style is the same i.e. compare CEM with CEM

You also need to make sure they are motivated and not just comes from a 3 hr session on Fornite :lol: ideally test first Fornite 2nd


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:14 am 
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Suslik wrote:
I am struggling with variability - my daughter gets anything between 80 and 95, and there does not seem to be any pattern to it. Drives me mad as i dont know how to help her get a more consistent result.

Any input appreciated


Has she done any mock tests offered by the local grammar schools this year, e.g. SGS?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am 
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My DD is getting between 80-90% in Maths and between 70-80% in English tests. We are doing a range of CGP, GL, Bond and 10 minutes tests. The Manchester papers are very hard- the best she has got is 80%...

I am worried as she is not consistent, one good day followed by another bad.

Very frustrated as only 5 weeks left.


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