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8+ exam: how long for each section?

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DoMyBest Wed 28-Dec-16 10:57:12

I'm somewhat disorganised: my ds is sitting the Westminster Under and Sussex House exams in January. I just (admittedly random guess) told him to allow 20 mins for each section (maths, creative writing, comprehension) only for him to insist it's actually 50mins per section: is that true? Because if it is, that's a 2.5 hr exam, gulp. My ds will probably start making paper airoplanes and get kicked out before tea smile

morewhine Thu 29-Dec-16 09:11:19

DMB I'm not certain but I think your DS is correct that each paper is nearer 45-60 minutes. Sussex House boasts that their comprehension exam is brutal and I recall other parents saying the comprehension is 15 minutes to answer 20 questions and 15 minutes to write a composition. I read the WUS maths exam is 50 questions in 45 minutes.

DoMyBest Thu 29-Dec-16 09:55:55

Right. Sounds like I'd better check with the schools! (and perhaps practice a few more comprehensions...)

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