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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:45 am 
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I know there's no pass mark for Bexley test but does anyone know what percentage do children have to get in each paper(correct answers) roughly? Many thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:07 am 
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I think because it's the first year of the new test, there are no answers to this question.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:10 am 
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Saying that, our tutor believes that if your child is consistently getting 80% + in tests at home, they should be ok.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:33 am 
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Which tests at home?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:43 am 
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mystery wrote:
Which tests at home?

In the real test - thank you


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:47 am 
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GL Assessments & Letts.

They are the ones our tutor recommends - we could be totally wrong - but are going by the tutors recommendations.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Does the tutor realise that the CEM is totally different and the pass mark is much lower? Have you looked at any of the new CEM tests and workbooks to get an idea?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:35 pm 
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2Girlsmum wrote:
Does the tutor realise that the CEM is totally different and the pass mark is much lower? have you looked at any of the new CEM tests and workbooks to get an idea?


Given that the Bexley Familiarisation booklet and Practice Paper are on the Bexley website for all to see (even DS2 here in non-CEM Essex had a go one dull morning), one would hope that local tutors had had a quick squint at them, at least :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:26 am 
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I get the impression that those cem style practice books by c g p are rather harder than the bexley practice by cem. Thing is, if you can get 80 per cent on g l assessment pack two, which would appear to contain a lot of level 5 ish maths questions, and some reportedly hard n v r, one should be well sorted for an entrance test which is designed to select the top 25 per cent or so.

In kent the raw score which passes the current gl test is around 50 per cent.

No one so far has done a c e m test in an area like kent, bucks and bexley which is not looking for superselective scores so no one rEally knows the answer. However, sOmeone has got to pass and one would like to think that a child who is getting 80 per cent on the tougher gl practice papers would be pretty certain of doing so, otherwise the new test is batty.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:07 am 
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I emailed Bexley Council a while back, below is my query and their reply. It is not much but hope it helps. I also think Mystery reply is quite practical

Query:
What has the raw pass percentage been perceived to be? I realise that it can only be determined after the papers have been marked and all the scores collated, but there must have been a perceived or theoretical pass percentage envisaged during the changeover. Previously the 219 mark was used.

Reply:
We decide on a number of children to be deemed selective, according to the places available and how many children accepted offers in the previous year. The selective score is then determined by counting down that number of children from the highest score downwards. This has resulted in a selective score of 217-219 in the last 5 years (it has only once been 219 in that time). It is likely to be similar this year. In the past, children have needed to get at least 70-75% of answers correct in order to have a chance of being deemed selective, but that cannot be regarded as a definite figure.


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