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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:15 pm 
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CCHS are changing their admission tests for entry from 2014. Details can be found on their website - cchs.co.uk


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Just seen the email DD2 is 2014 entry- thrown me completely!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:30 pm 
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It will be interesting to see what the other schools do. If enough follow suit could this be the end of the CSSE?
Personally I hope not, its hard enough for our DC's sitting one exam, sitting different ones for each grammar school would be a nightmare.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Welcome to the CEM club! Get on over to Birmingham (and Warwickshire - but there's more detail on Birmingham - look for KenR's sticky) for details of what sort of thing to expect. Be warned - it's nothing like conventional 11+ - and you will not be looking for full/virtually full marks. Average raw scores in Warwickshire this year (where the test is opt in so it's not the full ability range who take it) were
Verbal Reasoning = 56 out of 111
Numerical Reasoning = 10 out of 42
Non Verbal Reasoning = 18 out of 32


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:21 pm 
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On the CCHS statement it mentions maths, NVR and VR but no mention of English.. Does the CEM exam usually have an English component ? Or does it appear that the CCHS test will no longer have an English test.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:24 pm 
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CEM verbal reasoning is really English, not traditional VR. There aren't any codes etc, but there is comprehension, cloze (gap fill) and sections to do with definitions etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Thanks Okanagan - that's really interesting


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:50 pm 
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These are examples of what you might get as familiarisation papers:
2012
2011
2010
2009
But be warned the real thing is harder than these!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Okanagan that's super kind and helpful - cheers !


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Thanks Okanagan Much appreciated :)


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