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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:01 am 
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Hi Everyone,

Our DS and DD both sat the old test and went on to Grammar school, so as parents we were very familiar with the old style 11+ test, but unfortunately it's all change now :(

Our youngest DS has just started year 5 and will be taking the new 11+ in September 2015.

With the old test we were able to get DS and DD to sit quite a lot of mock tests under timed test conditions, but I believe the new test is quite different, in that it is broken down into timed sections and the children can't go back to previous sections and finish a question they might have missed or check their answers. I am also informed that during the test a CD plays with a voice telling them when to start and stop each section. Is this right ? I guess to try and replicate test conditions, we'll have to sit there while they do the test, telling them when to start and stop each section ?

Also, from what I can see only 2 CEM style mock test papers are available to purchase (CGP). Surely there are more ? With the old test we were able to source quite a lot of mock papers.

Thanks for any advice.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:40 am 
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Have a look around Birmingham/Warwickshire and Gloucestershire as they are all CEM areas too and there is a lot of information in their areas on here - especially in stickies at the top.

Best preparation is a lot of reading and understanding of words, antonyms and synonyms feature a lot. Also mental maths (Schofield and Sim was all we used for maths prep - 2 boys super-selective GS via CEM test). Practice super quick and accurate recall of times tables and teach your child about moving on if they can't answer a question but to always have a guess if it is multiple choice!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:11 am 
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Try this sticky?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30079


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