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Saturday, October 13, 2012

11+ Stones

Eleven plus children have to assimilate a lot of information in a remarkably short time. As well as assembling data and diverse problem solving skills the children have to learn how to apply what they have learnt.

At one time I must have read about `sarcen’ stones on visits to Stonehenge but, I am ashamed to say, the word did not really have much impact.  It seems that sarcen stones are found on the plains of Wiltshire and in Kent. I was out on my bike today and came across these four stones. It seems that they are made of limestone and form natural blocks.



If your child meets a verbal reasoning question

Stone is to sarcen as block is to …

You will be able to give the answer `sandstone’ with full confidence.