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Thames View Primary School

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Medway Test (11+) - Message for parents/ carers (updated 15.05.20)

 

Despite the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in, we are aware that many of you and your children will still be thinking/worrying about the Medway test (11+) that is usually taken in September of Year 6 by those children hoping to go to one of the Grammar Schools when they leave Thames View.  

Arrangements for the 2021 Medway test (11+) are currently being discussed and parents/carers should soon receive a letter with further details.  You can also visit the Medway website for any news where there will be guidance that you can access.

https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200137/schools_and_learning/1049/medway_test_11


We are unable to make specific recommendations about taking the test and it is entirely your / your child’s choice but, for guidance, practice materials or publication you could buy, you might like to try Googling 11+ support for parents or 11+ practice questions. There are many helpful websites but be sure to select the correct area  and to select the CEM materials if you are given a choice as those are most relevant for Medway.  The test currently involves extended writing, maths and verbal reasoning papers but NOT non-verbal reasoning.  Be aware that some content will not have been covered yet in school (especially with the lockdown) or is of Year 6 standard.

 

Although we cannot recommend specific websites/resources as there is no guarantee of their reliability or how up to date they are, you might like to look at CGP / Bond materials or some of these websites :

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/info/preparing-for-the-11-plus-with-cgp/free-11-plus-practice-tests

https://www.educationquizzes.com/11-plus/verbal-reasoning/

https://www.11plusguide.com/11-plus-papers-books/free-11-plus-papers/free-sample-11-plus-verbal-reasoning-papers/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/parents-tips-for-passing-11-plus

 

You will see what works best for your child.  We would also suggest they continue to read challenging/ a variety of texts to develop a wider vocabulary, keep up with the home learning online, make sure they have a thorough knowledge of their multiplication/division facts and do lots of different  puzzles such as crosswords, anagrams, codes or sudoku for further vocabulary and logical thinking.  Keep asking them 'Why?' to get them explaining and reasoning.

 

 

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