Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:25 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
How are prospective CCHS hopefuls approaching the CEM exam? My daughter has been given a new year's resolution, I am a horrible parent, 5-10 minutes Freerice English every night to get the vocab going :wink:

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3817
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
Get her to read voraciously. Good quality books, listen in the car or at bedtime to quality stories.
Start on NVR, if you haven't already. NVR isn't too bad once you get going. Play with nets of cubes with different shapes on the faces. It's a good way in and fun with all the cutting up.
Maths problems and puzzles, trick questions, etc. have a look at the junior maths challenge and choose some of the problems from the beginning. Go onto the nrich website.
Old fashioned, fill the gaps for English.

Good luck!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
Thanks Moved. I will definitely take a look at all those things. She has a tutor for the normal Essex 11+ so will be fitting round that. Luckily she is a great reader and I will be reading with her most nights as well. The NVR will be fun as she hasn't seen much before although she is pretty good on logical puzzles in the written sense so hopefully will be with shape puzzles as well!

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3817
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
Link to the sticky in the Birmingham section

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30114

Link to the Bucks sticky

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30079

Link to the CCHS thread with some useful info

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=29554

I no longer tutor, but have had a reasonable look at these tests. Could those of you with knowledge add to this sticky, please?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
moved wrote:
Get her to read voraciously. Good quality books, listen in the car or at bedtime to quality stories.
Start on NVR, if you haven't already. NVR isn't too bad once you get going. Play with nets of cubes with different shapes on the faces. It's a good way in and fun with all the cutting up.
Maths problems and puzzles, trick questions, etc. have a look at the junior maths challenge and choose some of the problems from the beginning. Go onto the nrich website.
Old fashioned, fill the gaps for English.

Good luck!

Just realised with the maths junior challenge you probably didn't mean the whole paper, just did it myself for 2012 paper and the last page was horrendous :D

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CEM approach anyone?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3817
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
Absolutely not! The first section though does have some useful questions. I wouldn't chose those that are curriculum heavy though.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016