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Problem-solving interview Qs

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stclair Thu 09-Jan-20 18:09:08

Dd has this style interview next week for 11+. I can’t imagine what type of questions that will be asked of a child. Any ideas please?

TeenPlusTwenties Thu 09-Jan-20 19:00:26

No idea.

How about, you have a cylinder firmly attached to the ground but with a cork in the bottom. How do you get the cork out?


You have to get a fox a chicken and a sack of corn across a river ….

Namenic Fri 10-Jan-20 05:41:33

A, E, F, H, I, K, L, M, N, T, V, W, X, Y, Z
BCDGJOPQRSU (sorry - should have put commas too). What’s the difference between the 2 groups?

There is a pond with a diameter of 3m. Right dead in the centre of it is a frog. How far does it have to jump to get out?

Hehe - I remember those from my interview like 20 yrs ago.

stclair Fri 10-Jan-20 08:01:55

Wow thank you! I would never have dreamt of those types of questions

TeenPlusTwenties Fri 10-Jan-20 10:56:44

While we are talking ponds:

A lily pad doubles in size every day.
After 30 days it covers the pond.
How long did it take to half cover the pond?

1stMrsF Mon 13-Jan-20 11:18:47

My DC got asked 'If I gave you a brick (or a paper clip), what else could you do with it?
They also had a scenario where they had crash-landed on the moon and a list of equipment available to them. They had to say which things would be useful, and which not, and why, and chose 3 things to help them get to the rescue craft.

TheFrendo Mon 13-Jan-20 12:26:19

I spend £100 on a bike and a pump.

The bike costs £90 more than the pump.

How much was the pump?

stclair Tue 14-Jan-20 12:30:08

Well, thanks all for your input but the interview wasn’t problem-solving at all!! Despite what the school emailed to me .... thank goodness!

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