Hi Dorset Parent
In Lincs our children have already sat the 11+ tests. This year they were on 9/9/06 and 16/9/6, so that we can have the results before choosing the school.
To get my son ready for the tests most of our work was during the summer hols. I had 1 week off work, so relyed on him to do the work I had requested him to do for the rest of the time.
I found the Susan Daughtry books invaluable in helping my son with VR, as they cover all 35 subjects with step by step guidance on how to tackle the questions.
I would say the average amount of study my son did would be around 1hr a day. Sometimes a bit more ( at weekends) sometimes a bit less. I found pushing him too hard had a counter-productive effect
. Of course we only have VR and NVR to cover, so you would need to add Maths into the equasion.
I think the amount of study needed is personal to the child as is the case throughout their school life but as we get the results on Oct 14th I will let you all know whether the amount of work my son did payed off. You will know when your child feels comfortable with the different question types, so you can then concentrate on those she finds more difficult.
I suggest having a look at some of Patricia's posts, she definately has the knack of making study fun and she has some excellent tips that worked for us.