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Would you still pass the 11+?

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AlpinePony Thu 15-Sep-11 12:07:41

This is kind of fun: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7773974.stm

It's been 22 years for me and I've not been tutored for this test this afternoon wink - I got 13/15. One of those was inexcusable and I'm ashamed of myself, the other I didn't have a danny about!

AlpinePony Thu 15-Sep-11 12:08:31

Oh dear, question 16 should've been "when did you take your 11 plus?" because for me it's actually 27 years, not 22. blush I'd like to be 32 again though if that can be arranged.

CustardCake Thu 15-Sep-11 12:48:12

Is there any shame in saying that those are very hard?!

TalkinPeace2 Thu 15-Sep-11 15:04:17

13/15 in 4 minutes
but I never took the 11 plus

bruffin Thu 15-Sep-11 15:30:13

Didn't take 11+ but it would have been 38 years ago shock and got 13/15 as well.

DeWe Thu 15-Sep-11 15:42:04

They're quite logical/mathematical.
I got 15/15 in 4 minutes grin (show off) didn't think of them as particularly difficult, just a little long winded compared to today's style of questions. Most of them had 2+ steps to work out the answer.

janinlondon Thu 15-Sep-11 15:56:03

Am I allowed to say (very very quietly) that those are nowhere near as hard as the current ones.....?

TalkinPeace2 Thu 15-Sep-11 15:59:09

jan
yes, but in reply, I've not had tutoring wink

15/15 - I love these sort of questions blush

RedHelenB Thu 15-Sep-11 18:21:54

DD12 got 10

dd 10 got 6

Neither had seen an 11+ paper before so no tutoring lol!! TBF dd12 I would have expected to pass a grammar school test.

cornsylk Thu 15-Sep-11 18:29:52

those questions are really easy - far easier than the practice papers that my ds is doing at the moment

neversaydie Thu 15-Sep-11 18:35:30

Full marks, but it took me 8.5 minutes. In my defence, it was 42 years ago that I took (and passed) the 11+. And yes, we were tutored to within an inch of our lives!

bigTillyMint Thu 15-Sep-11 19:19:14

13 in 4 1/2mins. I passed the original 36 years agoblush, but with no tutoring as I went to a rough old primary school and it wasn't the done thing!

maxpower Thu 15-Sep-11 19:28:44

14/15, not bad as I only took 6 mins and I was helping my 9mo DS stand up the entire time!

Talker2010 Thu 15-Sep-11 19:33:39

Very easy ... is that how easy the 11+ is ... seriously ?

Never took it ... 37 years ago

Oh and ... 15/15

complexnumber Thu 15-Sep-11 19:34:39

13 after about 5 pints.

(I think I have that the right way round)

cornsylk Thu 15-Sep-11 20:29:06

talker it isn't that easy at all

senua Fri 16-Sep-11 00:31:12

It makes it very easy if they give you suggested answers!

So what is the 'pass' score?

circular Fri 16-Sep-11 07:24:41

14/15, would have been about 7 mind, but wasted the rest of the time trying to puzzle out the other one.

Passed 11+ 39 years ago, remember it being much easier then.

DD 14 scored 9. Not sure if this should worry us or not. Last time she saw anything remotely like this was 7+ entry. In top sets for everything.

purpleknittingmum Fri 16-Sep-11 07:28:26

I will try it later, I never passed it the first time round!

gramercy Fri 16-Sep-11 10:33:13

I passed 11+ 35 years ago blush

Got them all right except the last one. Had to give up on that. I started getting that old exam panic feeling where something's swimming before your eyes and all I could see were those two 18s in the middle.

christmasmum Fri 16-Sep-11 10:54:46

But what's the pass mark?!

notcitrus Fri 16-Sep-11 11:18:23

13/15, though I gave up early. Looking at a previous paper would have reminded me of how those number puzzles work (worked for the civil service exams).

I did the Common Entrance 11+ 26 years ago and passed at scholarship level despite having never heard of the 11+ until being confronted with the papers!

changejustforyou Fri 16-Sep-11 12:22:01

15/15 in 2min 25

UsAndTwo Fri 16-Sep-11 12:25:09

14/15 in 4 minutes but just got DD through 11+ so it is only 1 year since I last looked at these type of questions.

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