Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:13 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:13 pm
Posts: 283
Good luck as we start this journey together . What are you all doing ? Is it CEM or GL next year ? Will start on the Cgp 9-10 CEM books next week until I hear otherwise . Sensible or am I behind?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:59 am
Posts: 1660
I emailed selection tests and all I got was that it was likely to be CEM and that we would probably know next year! We are doing CEM and GL. It's a pain not knowing as some of the work may be irrelevant.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Posts: 8228
Depending on how they make their selection, you might be able to find out more from a foi request.

For example, this year in kent it's done through a new procurement exercise which is a public process ( apart from certain things to do with pricing which would be commercially in confidence) and would need to be done a certain amount of time in advance as a provider can't just suddenly produce the kind of test the council wants the night before the exam.

Perhaps though, as bexley is smaller so the contract is lower value, it is not procured in the same way. But some other things might be available on foi.

In some ways though, knowing whether it is c e m or not is going to make less and less difference unless c e m becomes a bit samey in style each year ( has it?) as gl assessment is just as capable, if not more so, of designing "novel" tests if contracted to do so.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:09 am
Posts: 224
Hi all, can I join in? Ds will be sitting for Bexley, Kent and St O's. I thought I had things under control but now Yr 5 has started and I'm scheduling some open days into the calendar, it's all starting to feel scarily real. There seems to be so much to do in the next year. We are on the Bond 10-11 books (Book 1) but not sure when to start switching across to CEM and GL materials - after Christmas perhaps? Also, where do you find the time? Ds will have school work to do too and I want him to have a life!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:13 pm
Posts: 283
You are most welcomed to join in this journey ! Only a few so far. We may be the only ones with DS and DDs taking the bexley test and that gives us top 180 place surely . Tried my DS on the bond books 9-10 and he found them tricky . How does everyone find the CGP books? We are still on the 9-10 CGP cem books and he likes them . Do share your stories and good luck for those taking the test next week .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:59 am
Posts: 1660
lefol wrote:
You are most welcomed to join in this journey ! Only a few so far. We may be the only ones with DS and DDs taking the bexley test and that gives us top 180 place surely . Tried my DS on the bond books 9-10 and he found them tricky . How does everyone find the CGP books? We are still on the 9-10 CGP cem books and he likes them . Do share your stories and good luck for those taking the test next week .


:D :D The only ones and top 180 by default, wouldn't that be great!
Anyway, we do not know for certain that it will be CEM. Bexley are not saying!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:28 pm
Posts: 35
Hi all
Another glutton for punishment here!!
my daughter will be sitting the Kent and Bexley test in 2016. I havent really done any prep with her at home other than reading and school homework as i have felt completely overwhelmed by the whole thing and didnt know where to start. Therefore, she has been going to a weekly 11+ group tutor session for the last 5 months and will continue this until they break up for summer next year. However, i would like to be start to be able to help her at home too so have joined this group to get some guidance :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:13 pm
Posts: 283
Welcome to the group !!!

That's less than five of us so we don't need any prep as we are guaranteed to pass ! Well started with DS on the CEM 9-10 books . I bought the verbal , non verb and maths and we do a page/section of each book everyday . I know others do more but want to see how this gets us and may up it a gear or two after half term.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:30 am
Posts: 8
I'm in.

Pleased to meet you all. I'm also new so burning with questions but I'll take it in slowly :D

One of my questions is, is the "top180" the criteria applied by all Bexley grammars and if so is it 180 per school? How many applicants typically apply, as in 180 out of how many?

Good luck to everyone in this journey!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bexley Test 2016
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:59 am
Posts: 1660
Hi. Welcome. About 5,000 children take the exam. The first 180 children according to their scores can choose one of the Bexley grammars. The rest has to go according to their address.
If you live close to the school you only have to worry about passing. The further away you are the more you would need to worry about being on the top 180. Not all top 180 children take a place at a Bexley school as a lot of them go for scholarships or apply to other boroughs.
Are you from out of area?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  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