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 Post subject: Queen Mary Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 pm 
I am posting this because people may not get round to reading the Walsall section which tends to be very inactive but I know some people will be doing QM as backup.

I have been told by a reasonably reliable source that QM is switching to a University of Durham style exam this year. This may not be correct and there is no indication of this on their website but I would suggest that anyone who has an interest in QM should telephone the school to ask if they have changed format and possibly post on this website, assuming they get a straight answer.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:28 pm 
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yes we spoke to the second master who has confirmed the exam ic changing this year


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Just to add my confirmation the QM sample paper is a CEM style. Also have heard from a trustworthy source that Sutton /BV is changing to CEM from next year.


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Just to add my confirmation the QM sample paper is a CEM style


I assume this is the same sampler that is sent out to those applying for KEGS tests in Nov?


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Is the sample the same as this one (from the Queen Mary's High web site)?

http://www.qmhs.org.uk/uploads/files/samplesheetW.pdf

If SCGSG/BV is to be a CEM test, even more people are going to enter it as practice for the KEs.

Mike


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To stressedaddy no.. it's a different sample sheet but somewhat similar.
To Mike... yes sheet is per website.

Interestingly, the KEFG sample is identical to the one sent out last year. Can we poor unfortunates who did it last year and are doing it again this year expect a replication... at least of style and broadly speaking content?

Can feel the stress levels building... not that they ever completely subsided as always knew son was waiting in the wings!!


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Sorry to sound stupid, but you are all saying that the format has changed this year? So it won't be verbal and non verbal multiple choice. What can we expect then and what should we be practicing? Our son has QM as his 3rd choice.

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lindah62.. you will have been sent a sample sheet giving examples of the types of q which will be included in the exam. Yes QM has changed and is no longer Nfer VR and NVR. My son's prep. for this is same as for KE so if your child is doing KE test I presume they'll have covered the nec. ground for QM.
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Interestingly - the QM sample paper is exactly the same as the one used in Warwickshire! :shock:

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/F7B984CE6B15B5598025758500505256/$file/Example+Questions.pdf

I imagine that means you can assume that the exam will have the same points of similarity/difference to the KE exam that the Warwickshire exam does. There's been a little (surprisingly little?) discussion on both the Birmingham and Warwickshire fora.

Mike


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Hello and thanks,

Yes we have been sent the sample paper, but it seems incredibly easy. He is sitting KE also so hopefully we are along the right lines.


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