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    Is anyone else involved through college/6th form in these exams? As A-levels are getting oh so easier :motz: , the government are thinking of introducing american style 'aptitude' tests to go alongside A-levels for uni's to use to determine what we're gonna be like at uni. There is like this 5 year study before they may/may not come into action and at our 6th form everyone in the upper 6th has to do these SAT aptitude test type thingys. Firstly we were only made aware of these tests today and have to do them next thursday!! and secondly they are such as joke! they've got english and a maths section to them. Now i have done neither of these subjects for very nearly two years and their expecting us to answer questions like this...

    (you have to say what is wrong with the sentence, if anything)

    After hours of futile debate, the committe has decided to postpone further discussion of the resolution until their next meeting.
    No error

    (each of the underlined bit is something that could possibly be wrong and you have to say which one is wrong, or whether there is no error)

    Now, to me, that looks fine! i would say there is nothing wrong with that sentence. Anyway the answer is below.

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    Apparently...(They could be tellin porkies for all i know because i havn't done english for two years etc etc!) The answer is Their, This is because a pronoun must agree with the noun to whihc it refers. Here the plural pronoun 'their' incorrectly refers to the singular pronoun 'committee'.


    So yeh, it looks like a very hard tes which takes all day aswell!

    Anyone else have to do em?

    Oh plus it won't even be of any benefit to me because even if i did get a high score, ive already sent off my UCAS!
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    takes 3 hours doesn't it? Not all day!!

    You don't have to do it,, its voluntary because a few people from my school did it by choice.
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    It was sprung on us and we all have to do it. We were told it would take the whole day in 25 minute bites!
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    (Original post by Pete2406)
    It was sprung on us and we all have to do it. We were told it would take the whole day in 25 minute bites!
    Oh right, but I'm pretty sure its only 3 hours, perhaps your school is being leniant. Did you get the sample book which has sample questions for maths and english?
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    We got a SAT Preparation Booklet 2005 UK Version. Half of the flipping questions in there have just been taken from American tests anyway. It has a question about seniors and softmores or something lol. ive only skimmed through the book, can't be bothered reading it all, i don't think i'm going to do too well in the test but hey it doesn't mean anything i suppose...and it'll give me an extra day to do a geography essay which should be in for the day we're doin the test. So i suppose not alls bad, but i still don't like the questions and stuff. :rolleyes:
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    my sister had to do it today, our school made Oxbridge, Medicine and Dentistry applicants do it. she said it is 3hrs 45minutes long
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    The SAT is 3 hours 45 minutes long. It has two breaks, a five minute and a one minute break. Maths, Critical Reading and Writing skills are tested.
 
 
 

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