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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Understand CEM is unpredictable, however, areas where CEM is in use for a good amount of time may have some observations on these lines or none at all ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:19 pm 
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It is predictable if you focus on basic concepts and practise doing crazy speed test (for example Bond assessment in half the time allowed). My DS got top score of 280 in Bexley (CEM) and we did not buy a single CEM specific material.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:58 am 
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This is very helpful Parent2013, is there anything else you can tell us about your preparation? So you feel that timing was the key for your ds? DG


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:56 am 
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Agree with parent2013. My DS (who was preparing for Reading Boys - at that time RBS had Maths, Reasoning and English papers) attended Bucks CEM style papers and was able to score well above cut-off, with no specific CEM style preparation.

There were two things he complained about - time factor, not enough time to complete all the questions and hard Vocabulary. For speed issues, Parent2013's suggestion are simple and easy to follow, whatever paper you ask your DC to do, Bond, GL, etc, reduce the time! Vocabulary - mm, you know the answer, read, read and read.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:16 am 
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deevee and parent2013,

You DSs are probably bright as they managed to score high against time and hard vocabulary issues. What percentage of CEM papers were they able to complete in given time ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:59 pm 
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I found the CGP CEM exam papers helpful for my ds.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:46 pm 
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Sorry, I'm not trying to say my DS was bright, just, wanted to emphasize that you do not have rely just on CEM style papers, any other standard papers would do too, but, the key is timing them.

And, no, my son did not complete all the Bucks papers, can't remember how many he left out , but certainly few questions in all the papers.

Vocabulary (as advised by many in this forum) the best way to improve would be to read more books , but, my DS was never an avid reader :( and didn't know many words given in the test.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:05 pm 
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Lots of DIY Cloze - using good quality broadsheet or articles
(see B/ham threads)

make sure they really understand the words


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:53 pm 
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MamaBear wrote:
I found the CGP CEM exam papers helpful for my ds.


MamaBear Thanks !

Did you use CGP study books, CGP - Practice,Prepare,Pass or just the Test papers ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:55 pm 
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deevee wrote:
Sorry, I'm not trying to say my DS was bright, just, wanted to emphasize that you do not have rely just on CEM style papers, any other standard papers would do too, but, the key is timing them.

And, no, my son did not complete all the Bucks papers, can't remember how many he left out , but certainly few questions in all the papers.

Vocabulary (as advised by many in this forum) the best way to improve would be to read more books , but, my DS was never an avid reader :( and didn't know many words given in the test.


Thanks reeve. Lack of non definitive Vocabulary is my biggest worry so the last sentence offers some consolation.


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