Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:20 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:17 pm
Posts: 1
Hi - my daughter sits the Kent Test next month and I'm anxious to know how long the NVR paper is and how many questions there are. There is no consistency in the practice papers we have - some are 60 questions in 50 minutes, some are 60 in 25/30 minutes - quite a difference! Any help much appreciated


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 181
Location: Medway/Kent
The number of sections and the time for each section varies from year to year. Some are 5 sections of 12, some 4 sections of 18 etc.
I suggest you prepare your child to be flexible so he/she is not fazed on the day if the layout is not as expected.
Hope this helps
reddebs

_________________
red_debs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 9:26 pm
Posts: 447
My understanding is that the time allocated to each section equates to approximately 30 seconds per question. I hope this helps.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:14 pm
Posts: 58
reddebs,

As the total time for the test appears to remain constant from year to year, does this mean that when there are 4 x 18 questions rather than 5 x 12 that they are slightly easier?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:09 am
Posts: 646
I think that there are normally the same number of questions but different numbers of sections.

I think maybe reddebs meant to say 6 sections of 12 questions and 4 sections of 18.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:51 am
Posts: 82
Location: Kent
Our school did the practice tests in NVR yesterday and my daughter was a bit disconcerted that each section was timed individually with no opportunity to go back to missed questions or to check on more difficult ones if there was spare time at the end?

It seems a bit rigid and makes any advice to answer the easy ones first and then go back later to the harder ones.

Is this normal?

_________________
Alfie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:55 pm
Posts: 851
Location: Bexley
Alfie2 - absolutely normal. If you've done the Nfer NVR papers you will see that they are in sections of 12 questions, with 6 minutes allowed for each section. DS2 did Kent test in January last year and practice and real tests followed this format (although sections were not all the same length).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:08 pm
Posts: 121
Hi Bexley mum 2, does that mean that the real test would follow the format of the practise test?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:55 pm
Posts: 851
Location: Bexley
Toy - in what sense? Out of county candidates did Nfer set A for practice - I don't know if Kent candidates did the same for practice. The real Kent Nfer NVR will consist of sections which are timed and completed individually, but I don't know how many questions there will be in each section.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
My child attends a Kent school and was given an NFER practice paper although I have no idea which one.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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