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nerbek Tue 01-Jan-19 23:54:07

Hi there, is anyone preparing for the 10+exams on Saturday ? Its all very exciting and nerve wrecking it would be good to hear from mums who already have their children there, is it worth all the stress and money?

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Whycantthisbeeasy Wed 02-Jan-19 00:16:24

Great school. Very happy. Lovely to see girls and boys rub along together (normal, but not very normal for London with its plethora of single sex schools). Sport is very inclusive ,not just for the top performers. Pastoral care outstanding, IMO, although I don't have anything to compare with, but it does seem to be a particular strength of the school and I can't see anything to go against that.

Please TRY not to stress - just see this as practice for 11+. The kids (I know of) in DC's year that sat 10+ that didn't get offers are in there now! Deep breaths.

nerbek Wed 02-Jan-19 00:42:45

Thanks a million for your reply at this time of the night deep breaths is right ;) although we're treating as a mock I'd still like her to feel good walking out to boost the confidence feeling determined for next years instead of been scared, hopefully she'll pass either one.
Glad to hear your comments it always helps when it comes from experience. Thanks again

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Whycantthisbeeasy Wed 02-Jan-19 08:24:19

They give feedback later on. Honestly, whatever happens it will stand her in good stead for the 11+. Relax now. You will need your strength for next tear.. take it from someone that knows! Best of luck.

Teacakesandcoffee01 Wed 02-Jan-19 18:15:49

Approach Saturday as a practice and try and make it fun. KGS are looking for exceptional dc at 10plus not top of the class bright etc which will cover all the dc sitting the exam. It's really good practice for 11 plus because there isn't a lot of difference between the 10 plus and 11 plus exams layouts and the VR at 10 that may seem hard to complete in the allocated time is a lot easier by 11 when you have had another year of practice. The feedback is really useful too. My dc used 10 plus as practice and then passed at 11 plus but went to another school instead.

CountessDracula Thu 03-Jan-19 15:30:29

Hope it went well, my dd got in on the 10+ a few years ago and is very happy there. I just told her it was a shot to nothing and she should relax and treat it as a trial run.

CountessDracula Thu 03-Jan-19 15:31:57

oh sorry just seen it is this saturday - good luck to her!

nerbek Fri 04-Jan-19 01:01:38

Thanks a lot I agree no matter what all this prep will definitely help them for the future

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testbunny Sat 05-Jan-19 09:21:20

Good luck all DC sitting that KGS 10+ today!

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 09:47:55

YES good luck everyone so exciting I dropped my daughter off this morning, can't wait for 12 o'clock today;)

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dontjudgemummy Sat 05-Jan-19 15:31:58

Have been lurking!

Does anyone know how many sat today?? There seemed to be an awful lot of DCs there!

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 16:48:31

Verbal reasoning she only got as far as 72 didn't get to finish English was easy enough but maths was the hardest and didn't get to finish it;((( so it's hard to say pity they don't give you the marks

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dontjudgemummy Sat 05-Jan-19 17:34:51

That's good for the VR! My DC found English hardest. Do you know how many sat?

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 17:50:10

250 sat the exam and maths just as they started the electricity went which threw her off as she only had the emergency lights so minimum lights ...what did you dc think of the maths

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dontjudgemummy Sat 05-Jan-19 17:57:44

Maths was ok, I think. Not as bad as the VR or English. 250 is a lot!

dontjudgemummy Sat 05-Jan-19 17:58:53

Ps don't worry about the lights. Everyone was in the same boat.

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 18:23:43

It would be brilliant to have the marks

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dontjudgemummy Sat 05-Jan-19 18:29:12

They won't give marks, apparently, but will tell whether in the top 25%, 50% etc by subject. And which subjects stronger / weaker. I've looked online and all candidates will know by next Friday (11th January), but feedback will be later

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 18:46:21

Oh thanks I didn't know that at least that's something to work on

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winterishereithink Sat 05-Jan-19 21:02:14

DC did the 10-plus a couple of years ago. Got very detailed feedback but only where they came quartile wise, not actual percentages. They also told us what was needed to be worked on for a good shot at the 11 plus. Some people I think are told if they're so far off the mark it's not worth it.
But- we couldn't get any feedback until late May if I remember rightly.
The feedback we got was exactly what I thought it would be in terms of strong areas, weaker areas etc.
DC got an offer at 11 plus.

nerbek Sat 05-Jan-19 22:10:02

Well done at least all your hard work paid off yeah it's good if they give you direct feedback you can gauge where you stand

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CountessDracula Wed 09-Jan-19 15:38:37

Don't worry about not finishing
DD didn't finish the maths paper and found it really hard and got in!

nerbek Wed 09-Jan-19 20:47:53

Really that's amazing so it's not a case of passing all 3 exams ?

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Greenleave Wed 09-Jan-19 21:15:01

We have just received an email mentioning that we should have details of this Friday test tomorrow morning(a 10+ offer holder) so hopefully everyone should also find out the result soon. Such a stressful time. Good luck!

dontjudgemummy Wed 09-Jan-19 21:20:33

Sorry, Greenleave, I don't under stand. Have you received a 10+ offer? Of are the school replying to an email you have sent??

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