Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Eleven Plus and Numerology

Eleven plus children often have to deal with codes or ciphers.

When the keyboard of the type writer was invented then we understand that many `spies’ used the QWERTY keyboard as the basis for the code.

Q = 1, W= 2, E = 3, R = 4, T = 5, Y = 6, U = 7, I = 8, O = 9 and P = 0.

(I wonder if 007 had to put up with this type of code?)

Some numerologists use the Latin alphabet – where A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4 and so on. I then become 1, K = 2, L = 3 etc.

Eleven Plus becomes 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 3 3 1.

We then need to add the numbers together 5+3+5+4+5+5+5+7+3+3+1 = 46 and 4 + 6 = 10 so 1 + 0 = 1. This gives Eleven Plus the lucky number of 1!

We also know from our childhood that odd numbers are considered to be masculine and even numbers feminine – though I have no idea at all of why this should have been handed down through the ages. What happens when a woman get married and changes her name? She may change from an even number to an odd number! It is all a bit too confusing for me!

As your child sails through a codes question – leaving you time to contemplate the letters of your name – you may care to consider that passing the eleven plus is not a matter of the unknown or subject to the superstitions of numerologists – but it is more to do with careful thinking and steady progress!