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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm 
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So, we picked up the sample paper at the open day today. I was wondering how the level and timing compared to the actual exam? And, I have a probably bad question, but how did your girls do on the sample? My daughter did well on the verbal, but rather less well on the nonverbal. There were a number of silly mistakes, but she didn't have time left over to check them.

I know, on the other thread, Pettswoodfiona - you said your daughter found the actual Newstead exam less time-pressured. I was just curious to know how the sample timing compares to the real thing.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:56 pm 
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We didn’t know the sample paper existed before DD sat the test so didn’t get one so sorry can’t comment.

When I say less time pressured I am comparing to Kent and Bexley tests that DD sat at the same time.

Appreciate that doesn’t help much. Hopefully others whose DDs did do the sample paper will comment.

Is your DD sitting next week or in a year?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:06 pm 
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PettswoodFiona wrote:
We didn’t know the sample paper existed before DD sat the test so didn’t get one so sorry can’t comment.

When I say less time pressured I am comparing to Kent and Bexley tests that DD sat at the same time.

Appreciate that doesn’t help much. Hopefully others whose DDs did do the sample paper will comment.

Is your DD sitting next week or in a year?


She is sitting the exam next week! She did Kent and had time to check everything but at this stage I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:26 pm 
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All sounds very promising. Good luck to your DD.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:04 pm 
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PettswoodFiona wrote:
All sounds very promising. Good luck to your DD.

Thank you and I hope so! I'm worried she just didn't read the questions properly. Glad we don't have too long to wait to find out!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:21 pm 
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I see the admissions paperwork says the results will be ‘posted the week of 14th October’ that is less precise than in past years when they stated the actual date the results would be posted. Have they given you any more precise information than is on the SIF?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:30 am 
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The style of questions is quite similar to sample paper from open day.
Main thing at this stage is to stay relaxed before the exam, although easier said than
done! Good luck for Friday.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:02 pm 
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PettswoodFiona wrote:
I see the admissions paperwork says the results will be ‘posted the week of 14th October’ that is less precise than in past years when they stated the actual date the results would be posted. Have they given you any more precise information than is on the SIF?


The letter says they will be posted from Friday 11th. Odd that is from not on.


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