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What age to start 11+ preparation?

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PeppermintScreams Mon 21-Oct-13 14:13:43

DS is in year 1 shock and already other parents are talking about preparing them for the 11+ and doing workbooks. (I'm guessing the Bond aged 5-6 ones) While obviously I'm not going to sign him up for a tutor just yet hmmgrin what sort of things should I be doing now or making plans selling a kidney for in the distant future?

Forewarned is forearmed.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Thu 24-Oct-13 09:22:55

different LEAs - that should be

Norudeshitrequired Thu 24-Oct-13 10:07:56

Thanks all for the info on super selective grammars.
Our nearest grammar requires a combined standardised score of 360 from VR, NVR and maths. I wasn't sure if this meant it was super selective or not. It does take mainly from catchment so I'm guessing it's not super selective. I was just wondering how difficult it will make it to get a place if it had been super selective.

Elibean Thu 24-Oct-13 11:01:17

Miranda - ditto!

Though dd not ds smile

MacaYoniandCheese Thu 24-Oct-13 12:02:49

Thanks for the info smile. What a tricky issue.

Ragusa Fri 25-Oct-13 21:24:39

Oh bleuuuurgh. This sort of stuff makes me feel so sad. Where is the evidence that attendance at a super-selective school truly afvantages children?? As in, leads them to have happier, more fulfilled lives?? I suspect it is the biggest pile of BS going. Unless of course every other school for miles around is really dreadful (and I mean, really bad and not just under achieving owing to intake).

Kids crying themselves to sleep at night over the 11+? Hideous.

There is no way on earth I am putting my kids through that. Ever.We are in an area with a mixed system - some grammar, some comp, some religious.

Books one way flight to Finland

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