We are considering sitting our DS for private school entry at 9 or 10+, probably 10+, because we've left it a bit late. We looking at KCS in Wimbledon and possibly Whitgift in Croydon. I've looked at past papers on the KCS website and I have a question about the 'composition' element. I hope some experienced person can help
It states that the child has to write 'at least 10 lines' on one of three topics given (which could be a story; a description; etc) but I'm not sure what examiners are looking for in those 10 lines. Is it spelling, punctuation, grammar, adjectives, similes, structure? Something else? All of those things? And do they really actually want a lot more than 10 lines? I'm also not sure how much time should be allocated to a composition of 10 lines. There is a comprehension with 10 questions and then this 10 line composition and the whole paper should take 45 minutes.
Can anyone help with these queries? We haven't found a tutor yet - they all seem booked up - so we are anticipating doing a lot of this ourselves.
Thanks very much