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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:06 am 
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Hi
The recommended time for the Section A of Assessment Test papers of the CGP 11+practice book (10-11)-CEM style is only 10 minutes. My son is finding it difficult to finish the 30 questions in 10 minutes? Are others having the same problem?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:52 am 
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Even I'm finding the same difficulty with my DS who is doing CGP 11+ maths practise book (9-10) as he is in Yr4 currently. Although he gets most answers right he struggles to finish it in the set time. Even I tried solving one Quick test (25 questions in 9 minutes) with him as I wanted to see if it's practical to complete the test in 9 minutes, but it took us 15 minutes :(.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:37 am 
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CEM tests are like that. No one expected to answer all the questions. It's how many correct answers which matters.

Speed will improve with practice, good reading and strong vocab.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:21 am 
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tiffinboys wrote:
CEM tests are like that. No one expected to answer all the questions. It's how many correct answers which matters.

Speed will improve with practice, good reading and strong vocab.

+1

We found the recommended CGP papers timings quite unrealistic and focused on getting things right rather than the speed; DS would typically run out of time roughly 70% into the test paper and I told him not to worry. I still timed him, just to know whether his speed was gradually improving, but didn't make a big deal of it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:12 pm 
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Thank you tiffinboys & PurpleDuck for your advise! I agree, I should focus on getting answers right and not worry too much about timing. May be I should see if time improves by repeatedly solving the same/similar test.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:15 pm 
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mu81 wrote:
Thank you tiffinboys & PurpleDuck for your advise! I agree, I should focus on getting answers right and not worry too much about timing. May be I should see if time improves by repeatedly solving the same/similar test.

No point in doing the same test time after time as DCs just end up memorising the answers, but practising similar tests should help. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:34 pm 
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Don't do that. He will remember all the answers so it will not be a proper test. There is so much material available you could do a different test every day and still not get through it all before the exam.

His speed will pick up. I am always looking to shave the odd minute off the timing. Only when it is clear that nobody has finished do I relent and put it back on. DG


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