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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:14 am 
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Am I right that in the GL Kent test up until September 2013 there were 50 questions to do in 60 minutes?

But in the GL assessment familiarisation papers for maths there are 50 questions to do in 50 minutes?

Is this right that Kent was more generous with time than the GL familiarisation papers?

When people quote their children's marks on here for GL practice maths papers which timing are they referring to?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:33 pm 
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Wow, really? I think DS has only once done the paper in the GL papers 50 questions in 50 minutes time ....

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:10 pm 
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My daughter can't remember if it was 50 or 60 minutes last year, but she said that the questions got tricky very early on in the paper and you had to work very quickly to have any chance of finishing all 50 questions (she didn't finish it).

Sorry I can't be of any more help.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Hi, the test itself was 1 hour for 50 questions.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:32 am 
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Thank you for confirming that Salsa. I wonder why Kent gives more time per question than the gl familiarisation papers.

Think I will continue aiming for the familiarisation paper timings. Bit faster on the vr too as more questions in 50 minutes in the fam papers than in the Kent test.

All very quiet here in Kent. Is everyone pretending they are doing nothing at all so that Kent won't change the paper again?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:50 pm 
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That could be a good idea!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:51 pm 
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BTW I always thought they got an extra 10 min so that the marks at the top end are less likely to be skewed by lucky guesses - the last few questions often seem to be the hardest.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Hardly a min for each question . 25 to 30 q's to answer within 25 to 30 min. It seems each section has around 30 q's.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:57 pm 
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Hi deepti, are you talking about the new test? Maths? How do you know how many questions and that for maths it is now barely a minute per question.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:24 pm 
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deepti wrote:
Hardly a min for each question . 25 to 30 q's to answer within 25 to 30 min. It seems each section has around 30 q's.


Do you mean each section of the Kent Test, Deepti? Not just the maths? Did someone at KCC tell you this?

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