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    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Dec 08, 4:07 PM
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    • #2
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:07 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:07 PM
    Yeah, except the time ran out after 10 seconds! I hadn't finished reading the first question yet
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    • zenseeker
    • By zenseeker 10th Dec 08, 4:12 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:12 PM
    14 out of 15
    • LittleMissAspie
    • By LittleMissAspie 10th Dec 08, 4:14 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:14 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:14 PM
    14 out of 15 with 1m22s to go. Got the last one wrong, was never good at number patterns.
    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Dec 08, 4:16 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:16 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:16 PM
    Yeah, I missed the last one too - gutted

    Don't really care, I passed it when I was 11 and got the highest score in my grammar school year!
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  • Fiver29
    • #6
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:37 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:37 PM
    Yeah, except the time ran out after 10 seconds! I hadn't finished reading the first question yet
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady
    The same thing happened to me
  • tootiefrooties
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:45 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:45 PM
    i was going to have a go, but just looking at it gave me a headache - so kudos to everyone who did so well! Ah well, I passed the 11+ ten years ago and have obviously forgotten a lot since then :P I call it "specialisation"... I know lots about my degree subject but if I attempt maths I come out in a rash. That's my argument and I'm sticking to it.
  • PinkyPunky
    • #8
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:48 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:48 PM
    Do you know what percentage you had to get to get into a grammar school?

    I got 11 out of 15, got all the word ones right but got a bit stumped on the maths - yet I was better at maths than English at school!
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    • grilli
    • By grilli 10th Dec 08, 4:49 PM
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    • #9
    • 10th Dec 08, 4:49 PM
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    • 10th Dec 08, 4:49 PM
    13 out of 15, got the 2 code breaker ones wrong but i am at work doing it and i have to use the phone at same time lol
  • tootiefrooties
    PinkyPunky, I think the % entry requirements vary year-to-year because they work it out as the top 2% or whatever of all results. So if every candidate who enters gets below 35%, the people who got 33% and above would get in. I know my results were in the 90s% but the letter of acceptance also said that I was 162nd out of a few thousand accepted across the county, so that year it was probably an average of 85% and upwards (at the time there were 3 different papers, don't know how they do it now).

    OK, smugness over, I'll deflate my head by reminding myself that I couldn't even attempt the mini version on the BBC website hahaha. Oh the shame :/
  • tootiefrooties
    PS - Funny how I'm bad with numbers but can remember an arbitrary number from a decade ago, just because I had a few weeks of bragging about it! I'm sure my MIL will be along in a bit to say how the 11+ works these days, as my BIL got in to grammar school last year.
  • smudge2002
    14 out of 15 for me. Like a couple of other here, i got the last one wrong.
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    My 10 year old daughter has just completed the 11+ and we are awaiting the results in Feb.
    The first 25% get and A
    The next 5% get a B1
    The next 5% get a B2
    The next 5% get a C1
    The next 5% get a C2
    and the remaining 55% get a D
    The test has 75 questions and the children have an hour to complete it
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    • libra10
    • By libra10 10th Dec 08, 5:40 PM
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    I'm going to try it later and report back - maybe!
    • vyle
    • By vyle 10th Dec 08, 6:33 PM
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    I'm a bit annoyed with myself. I got 9 out of 15, all because I wasted so much time on the code breaker. I misunderstood the wording that "the codes are not in the same order as the words"

    I assumed that meant that the codes corresponded to the above words, but the numbers were jumbled in order, so I spent ages trying to piece them together.

    I tend to do that sort of thing in a test, then leave it and return to it later.

    I eventually gave up to come back later and found myself out of time after I realised what the question meant. At least I got the questions i DID answer correct.

    The question about the codes should have been worded better, IMO.

    Ah well, I passed my 11+ sats with a high enough score that they made me do the 14+ sats, too, so I paid my dues lol.
  • penniesforme
    14 out of 15 as well
    • RAGSTORICHES
    • By RAGSTORICHES 10th Dec 08, 7:57 PM
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    15 out of 15 and I am just as pleased as when I passed 44 years ago.
  • sharon59
    well 7/15 -so officially the thickest here so far!!!Maths was all wrong!
    yet went to Grammer school and have been a senior nurse so its not all bad!!!
    Is there a prize for lowest score!
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    • libra10
    • By libra10 10th Dec 08, 8:17 PM
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    well 7/15 -so officially the thickest here so far!!!Maths was all wrong!
    yet went to Grammer school and have been a senior nurse so its not all bad!!!
    Is there a prize for lowest score!
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  • buxtonrabbitgreen
    The job's mine then. Gave up on number ones. Got all the english ones right though.
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