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Old 10-12-2008, 4:05 PM
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Thirty-two years after most grammar schools were abolished the merits of the 11-plus exam which controlled entry to them still divides opinion among parents and teachers. But how difficult was it?

Try this 10 minute test to complete 15 Qs.....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7773974.stm

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Old 10-12-2008, 4:07 PM
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Yeah, except the time ran out after 10 seconds! I hadn't finished reading the first question yet
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Old 10-12-2008, 4:12 PM
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14 out of 15
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14 out of 15 with 1m22s to go. Got the last one wrong, was never good at number patterns.
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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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Yeah, except the time ran out after 10 seconds! I hadn't finished reading the first question yet
The same thing happened to me
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Old 10-12-2008, 4:45 PM
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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.
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Old 10-12-2008, 4:48 PM
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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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Old 10-12-2008, 4:49 PM
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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
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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 :/
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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.
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Old 10-12-2008, 5:25 PM
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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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I'm going to try it later and report back - maybe!
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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.
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14 out of 15 as well
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15 out of 15 and I am just as pleased as when I passed 44 years ago.
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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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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!!!
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The job's mine then. Gave up on number ones. Got all the english ones right though.
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