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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:26 am 
My son will probably be sitting the 11+ in Devon in November and I have been trying to teach him myself for the last few weeks. (We haven't yet applied as I'm trying to decide whether he stands a good chance).

The school states that it takes the "top 25% of the ability range" , it sets NFER maths and verbal reasoning papers.

I have no idea what % in these practice papers would equate to this. I understand that the marks are age-standardised (my son has an August birthday) but I can't find any indication of the likely marks required. He has scored 75-90% on the 2 sets of papers he's tried so far.

Can anyone advise?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:50 pm 

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Location: Lincolnshire

Although the scoring system is rather complicated, (See posts relating to standardised scoring) in Lincolnshire the Grammars also look for the top 25%. I have been told as a rough guide that the scores should be around 75% + VR and 45/60 NVR. However the NVR test actually had 65 questions and this was the first year NVR had been used. I don't know how the tests in your area are affected by weighting and you also have an extra test. Sorry I cant be of more help :oops: but it might give you a rough idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:56 am 
Thanks for your reply, that's good to know. Some of the % marks aimed for on this forum are frankly quite frightening (95% plus) so it's a relief to know that not all grammars expect this. I think Devon is obviously more like Lincolnshire than Bucks thank goodness.

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