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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:22 pm 

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We are in yr5 taking test in Sept 2018. Can someone share any study plans they followed in the last 8months.

Thanks in advance

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:51 pm 

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Location: Petts Wood, Bromley, Kent
What study plans work for one child won't necessarily work for your child. You need to work out the areas of weakness and know what type of score you need and go from there. Our strategy was never a 'plan', it was more about adapting what we focused on over time. We spent more time on the weakest areas whilst keeping the other areas ticking over. For my DD we did mock tests in the spring which helped with some of the identification of what were the weaker areas.

What type of test you are doing has a bearing, if it is GL and someone else did CEM that won't help you quite so much. Also what type of grammar you are applying to, if you need a superselective score or just need a pass, the latter may mean you don't need to be looking for such high scores so if the standard is already good then you just need to maintain that and not put too much pressure on your DC. I see from another post that you are aiming for your son to sit the St Olaves tests so you know the standard will be very high indeed.

We also worked on timing, juggling papers on a table (question paper, answer paper, scrap paper) and keeping concentration up whilst I dropped things on purpose to try and replicate what could distract DD in the exam hall etc.

We only allocated an hour at most a week, for DD it would have got tedious to do any more, but again other children may be very different and need a different amount of time.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 pm 

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You need to specify the school and the exam format as your approach will depend on this. DG

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:48 pm 

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If you let us know which school(s) you are going for we can transfer your request to the right region, where people should be able to give you more specific advice.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:51 am 

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St Olaves?


Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:10 pm 

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Hello there!

Can anyone advise how to improve creating writing please? (Reeding, what else?)

We are going to Latymer exam.

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