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 Post subject: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:43 pm 
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After registering online with Bexley, we were sent a practice paper by Bexley. My daughter sat the test based on the prescribed timing's. I was just wondering what sort of score she should already be scoring when the test is still 4 months away and how close are the practice papers to the real cem exam?


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:53 pm 
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I expect someone with a better memory will come along soon. My DD did these quite early too, and it got me a bit worried to be honest, as I didn't think she did that well, particularly on the comprehension. I think the first few questions were a bit ambiguous. I think the familiarisation paper is really just to get your DC used to the format, and the speed up to a point. It's very difficult to judge - as I say, I thought my DD didn't do these too well, but then she passed the actual test with flying colours. I think the style must be very similar - to be honest I didn't ask either of my DC about the content of the exam, as I would have panicked myself! Sorry I can't be of more help - as I say, hopefully someone who remembers more will be along soon! Good luck to your DD!


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:45 pm 
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Last year, the real paper was harder than the sample.

CEM guys want to trick children, parents and of course tutors :)

Just go for consolidating the basics, build speed and get accustomed to the format.


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Thank you both for responding. Currently just working on the timings at the moment. My daughter scored high on the verbal reasoning and comprehension in the times given. Although she was getting the answer right on the maths, she losts points due to the timings and not very answering all the questions. Non verbal was awful but when we went back through the paper she immediately new what the correct answers were. I think at the moment my main concern is the timings. I am sure she will get through practicing the timings. :D


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:07 pm 
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From what I remember the sample paper was closer to the real thing compared to Bond, CGP.
But we went through as many test papers as possible.
We had to do lots of reading ....


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:19 pm 
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What are the timings for the sample paper please. The one I have starts with a comprehension 'Maybe I should have listened to Dad'.
Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:21 pm 
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The timings details are attached to the familiarisation papers. There are detailed timing for each section of the paper.


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:26 am 
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Hey, please do not dig your grave yourself. Do not rely on any of these familiarisation papers either for Bexley, Kent, St O or NW. the exam papers are always harder than these papers. Nobody can predict CEM, most of the materials been sold are guess work. Be careful. Time has always been the important element with CEM or NFER and that is why some smart pupils fail 11 plus.


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 Post subject: Re: cem practice paper
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:49 am 
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100% in agreement with KingsGen.

Familiarisation papers are easier.


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