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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:27 am 
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Does anyone know if the new type exam (2014) will be multiple choice? When I start giving DS bits and bobs next year, I wanted to make sure he was working to the correct format. Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Stressed?Moi? wrote:
Does anyone know if the new type exam (2014) will be multiple choice? When I start giving DS bits and bobs next year, I wanted to make sure he was working to the correct format. Cheers
In Warwickshire which is also CEM it's a mix - for example comprehension and NVR is multiple choice, cloze fill in the blanks, maths is standard format. Bucks was fully m/c. so it could be either. Comprehension and NVR will almost certainly be mc if those are included though.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Okanagan wrote:
Stressed?Moi? wrote:
Does anyone know if the new type exam (2014) will be multiple choice? When I start giving DS bits and bobs next year, I wanted to make sure he was working to the correct format. Cheers
In Warwickshire which is also CEM it's a mix - for example comprehension and NVR is multiple choice, cloze fill in the blanks, maths is standard format. Bucks was fully m/c. so it could be either. Comprehension and NVR will almost certainly be mc if those are included though.
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Righty ho; thanks for that. Sorry, but do you think they will give guidance on answer format next year? I've heard that they will be issuing some information next year (in January I believe), but wonder if it will include this.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:43 pm 
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I will ask ds this afternoon what format the trial test took, that may give some indication.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:35 pm 
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stroudydad wrote:
I will ask ds this afternoon what format the trial test took, that may give some indication.


Ah, good thinking stroudydad. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:00 am 
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Since they need extra time to mark the new exam, I think we can assume that at least some of it will need to be marked by hand and will therefore not be multiple choice.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:05 am 
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00. Some of the maths problems in bucks told the child to work out the answer and
11. Underline the correct digits in the answer column e.g. underline 2 and 5 if you think
22 the answer is 25. So not true multi choice, but still scanable, my ds really struggled
33 visually with this style of answer box, as it is very "crowded".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:27 pm 
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Oh flippin heck. Poor kids; that's pretty mean!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:56 pm 
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I see the familiarisation booklet is on Marling and STRS websites - haven't looked at the other websites. Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:40 am 
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Fab; hadn't spotted this so thanks.

He's bored out of his tree, so will try him on it today. Fingers crossed!

Edit: He got 77%, but took 19 mins - eek (not sure how long he should have had to do it, but I'm guessing it would be less than 19 mins!!). Think we are going to have to work on timings :(


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