herschel mum? wrote:
I was told in relation to nvr if there is time at the end of section 2 you can go back to section 1. However if you finish section 1 and have time you cannot go on to section 2 . Am i correct in thinking this?
I am not sure. May be someone else knows?
Also looking at other threads, is it possible to work out the raw scores needed for admission from standardised scores? or are we incorrect
in thinking 141 relates in any way to 100% (raw score) For example if actual scores are very low and the highest mark acheived is 70% raw score is this then reflected as a standardised score of 141?
If the highest mark achieved is 70% raw score then, yes, this then reflected as a standardised score of 141 [not taking into account the standardisation by age]. So it is difficult to predict the pass mark in terms of raw score as it depends on the cohort. The word of mouth is to aim for 80%+ or better 85% with the NFER practice papers, but that's the only thing to go by.
If it helps, two years ago, my son [December birthday] was scoring about 90% in VR, 85% in maths, 75% NVR with the NFER practice papers.
His 11+ scores were 133 VR, 121 maths, 112 NVR.
From this, you may think that the pass raw score is around 80% or lower [NVR], but this is ONE child, ONE year...
Some children do better at exams with the adrenalin going, some do worse because of the stress..
The standardisation is also done per subject so the raw pass scores may not the same for all three. [although you don't need to pass each subject individually, only the average of the standardised scores]