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amsy777 Mon 08-May-17 10:27:01

Help! I don't know why but I thought the wansdworth test for admissions 2018 was in January 2018 - but it's in September 2017.

I havent prepared my daughter at all for verbal and non verbal.

Please I really need some advice. On the website they say they use GL aasesment papers but I can't find GL assesment papers on amazon.

Alos, can anyone recommend a website or books that help break down how to teach your child verbal and non verbal.

Any advice will be very much appreciated.

Thank you

MagicMarkers Mon 08-May-17 13:17:12

The Wandsworth test dates have changed this year. You're not going crazy.

Bond books from Amazon or WH Smiths. There is also Bond online, which explains answers to the questions.

Also have a look at the elevenplus website and this bit ...

www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/advice/gl-assessment-nfer-and-letts

AveEldon Mon 08-May-17 13:29:56

www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=GL+Assessment&search-alias=books-uk&field-author=GL+Assessment&sort=relevancerank&tag=mumsnetforum-21

whataboutbob Wed 10-May-17 22:01:02

Does anyone know how and when you register for the Wandsworth test (for Tooting graveney)?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Wed 10-May-17 22:38:19

Info about the test here

Incidentally the test has never been in January - until last year it was in November but moved to September for 2017 admissions

whataboutbob Sat 13-May-17 13:09:38

Thank you noitsnot. It seems they don't have their 2017 info out on the website yet.

houseisfallingdown Sat 13-May-17 16:36:24

Wandsworth primary schools know the date already I think. We have been told it but I have lost the. It of paper!

whataboutbob Sat 13-May-17 21:06:52

Thanks, I guess it's worth me ringing the education department at the council then.

AveEldon Mon 22-May-17 09:17:19

From the council "The registration period for current Yr5 pupils to take the Wandsworth Year 6 Test in September 2017 will open on 3rd July and close on 8th September.
Please do not register if your child is already attending a maintained Wandsworth primary school as your child will take the test in school."

whataboutbob Mon 22-May-17 20:01:35

Thanks so much Eldon, that's really useful.

AveEldon Sun 15-Oct-17 21:33:40

Results this week!

whataboutbob Wed 18-Oct-17 08:50:49

Every time I go to check my emails now my heart races! I'll be glad when this week is over!

AveEldon Wed 18-Oct-17 11:35:15

We got our result

helloSW15 Wed 18-Oct-17 13:24:08

We get results from school today- are they given as just a score or is there some sort of context so we can see how they did? Its not important for any of the schools we’re looking at but I’m curious as to how DC does..

londonista Wed 18-Oct-17 14:56:50

I have been told by a tutor that there is "extra credit given in the test for August-born children". Does anyone know anything about this? Can't find any official reference to it in the Wandsworth Council website.

whataboutbob Wed 18-Oct-17 14:59:18

inbox still empty...

helloSW15 Wed 18-Oct-17 15:57:33

The tests are ‘standardised’ according to age. DC came home with theirs but I’m not much clearer on how they did compared to others!

londonista Wed 18-Oct-17 16:05:53

I'm not 100% sure what this means in practice. So if my son is August born, is he compared and ranked against the standard for all August borns taking the test? So if he does well for an August born, but not as well as a September born, is it equalled out somehow?

Maths not my strong point ... hope it's not hereditary.

PatriciaHolm Wed 18-Oct-17 16:15:53

Age-based standardisation essentially means that younger children will need to get fewer questions correct than an older child to get the same standardised score. So for a child aged 10 and 1 month to get the same standardised score as a child aged 10 and 11 months, the latter will need to get more questions correct. See -

www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/advice/standardised-scores-an-explanation/

helloSW15 Wed 18-Oct-17 16:17:28

Any idea what constitutes a good score?!

londonista Wed 18-Oct-17 16:22:14

Ahh thanks Patricia, that explains it perfectly.
My son will have only just turned 10 when he has to sit the test next September.

AveEldon Wed 18-Oct-17 16:48:41

HelloSW15 - The minimum and maximum scores for each test are 69 and 141

PatriciaHolm Wed 18-Oct-17 16:48:57

helloSW15 - this might be helpful

www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/12112/information_about_wandsworth_year_6_admissions_test_scores_in_previous_years

helloSW15 Wed 18-Oct-17 16:54:36

Thanks both- I have that info but we’re mainly looking at Independents or state schools that aren’t selective so trying to get a sense of how DD is doing as have no idea! Wondering how many get near 141!

AveEldon Wed 18-Oct-17 19:32:19

Well around the 127 mark would get you into Graveney
Lots of kids who get into independent schools don't score that highly
But the independent school exams / interviews are looking at different things

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