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Have a look at the method videos in the LEARN section to pick up some tips:
At the stage you are at, having taken the Herts Consortium Test, you will most know that more practice is the only way in which you will improve.
Sorry, we are not able to advise about your local schools – you will need local advice for this. The best place to start is with your school’s head and/or your teacher.
The practice papers are all available in the online test area once you have registered and they are bought using ‘credits’ – you allocate which exercises and tests you would like to use to your child and they complete them online – some tests are printable.
Watford Grammar School for Boys quote on their appeals information that ‘All unsuccessful applicants to the School have the right to appeal’ – this is something that you can do but of course there is no guarantee of success and you will need an alternative firm offer in place.
Their website also says:
‘Secondary Transfer Admission Appeals (Year 7)
Parents wishing to appeal who applied through Hertfordshire’s online system should log in to their
online application and click on the link “register an appeal”. Out of county residents and paper
applicants should call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to request their registration
details, log into http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals and click on the link “log into the appeals
We are unable to advise about individual schools and their admissions procedures because each 11+ region/grammar school is different. Therefore please take local advice from the schools and local education authority to explore the options available for you.
Please use the contact form – link here – to report this problem to the team. They will be able to check for you.
Great news Ebash – well done 🙂
That’s great to hear – very well done 🙂
Your student dashboard is in the MY 11PLUS tab on the homepage.
You will find this if you have been added to a parent or tutor account. Use your own log-in details.
Shuffle is called ‘Do a new Question’
All the best for your exam 🙂
Re: Your question about confidence…
Everybody is different! Don’t be over too over-confident as this can lead to silly mistakes by not taking reading the questions carefully enough because you think you know what is being asked. However, it is helpful for you to remember that you can do what is being asked – as you have prepared for your test = you can do your best.
Please try not to stress about the exam(s) – it won’t help you. What may help is being more confident of your abilities and the fact that you have taken the trouble to put in the work and prepare for your exam.
Perhaps ease off masses of work now and do short timed tests or sections of practice tests to keep you ‘ticking over’. Do some sport and get some fresh air. Plan something you enjoy for after the exam(s) so that you have something to look forward to and try not to listen to other stressed students as they will pass it on!
Here are some last minute exam tips for 11+ exams:
1. Fill in your answer boxes carefully and correctly.
2. If you make a mistake RUB IT OUT and then put in your correct answer. Do not leave 2 answers on show (unless it is a verbal
reasoning type that needs 2 answers marked).
3. If a verbal reasoning question needs 2 answers put in (e.g. most similar, odd ones out, compound word etc.) make sure you do.
4. Don’t leave any question without an answer. If you cannot do it make your best guess and mark that in. You could also circle the
number of the question on your question paper so that you know to go back to that question if you have time.
5. You may not do any working out/rough workings on your multiple-choice answer sheet – don’t be tempted. Ask for scrap paper if
you are not given any OR use the question papers.
6. For GL exams only: Use the quick methods we learnt for some of the GL type verbal reasoning questions.
7. If you are nearing the end of the test and you have not finished make sure that you put in a guess for the questions that you
have not managed to do and quickly identify easy questions that you can do speedily.
8. If you are going to look at your own watch in the test make sure that it says the same time as the clock on the wall.
9. Watch the clock! For GL exams- If you see that you have more to do than half the questions left by half-way you must speed up.
Make sure you know when the section or test will finish (this should be written down for you somewhere).
10. For CEM Papers: Read and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page telling you either to continue to the next page or
11. Make sure that you go to the toilet BEFORE the start of the tests. Extra time will not be given to pupils who have to leave the
12. Listen very carefully to the instructions given – particularly for CEM Test audio instructions.
13. Ensure that you have a good breakfast and a drink before you set off – your brain needs food.
14. Take your pencils and rubber etc. in a clear plastic bag or pencil case. If all your pencils break put your hand up and ask to
borrow one until the end of that test. Pack these the night before.
15. Get some really good nights’ sleep the days leading up to your tests and give yourself a break from studying the day before.
16. Don’t worry about the results. It’s really difficult to predict how you have done as the results are all standardised
differently. You can only do your best!
17. If you are unwell on the day of a test DO NOT GO. Telephone the school to inform them and you will be given another test date.
You will have to produce a doctor’s certificate.
Hope that helps 🙂
Thank you for flagging this question to us.
There is definitely some ambiguity there, I agree with your comments, and this has now been amended 😉
Yes – I agree.
These are their new sample papers and they do not provide the answers – which makes me think that there were no answers available to the older versions either.
Hello Sweet 10,
All you need to do is to re-assign it from your parent account – in the same way as you did the first time. You will not be charged any more credits for reassigning tests.
I looked these up or you – I hope they are the ones you need. The answers to the Alleyn’s School questions are on their website, under ‘Admissions – sample papers’.
I shall pass on your comments about adding links to the download section.
There is not a test called “Assorted retry questions”.
The only way you can retry questions is to be logged in as a student and go to ‘RETRY QUESTIONS’. You will see this in your dashboard.
I hope that helps.
Have you had a notification e-mail from Chuckra and logged on to your parent account to check the mock results?