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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:15 pm 
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Exam very similar to our mocks but much easier particular [test content removed by Moderator] ... Some kids who didn't do mocks had timing issues. Vocab not too bad


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback. Which mocks did your child sit?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:23 am 
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My local tuition centre ran a series of mocks in the summer


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:51 am 
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My daughter found it easier than the CGP CEM and Bond CEM practice papers.She said that the format was more like Letts CEM practice papers. The vocab was ok too.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:09 am 
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Easy papers mean that cut off will be very high :?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:45 am 
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In previous years people have reported that both Bond and CGP CEM materials were harder than the Bexley test. I guess the publishers have to cater for harder CEM exams in the rest of the country.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:25 am 
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Yes that's what I am worried about. My DD found Kent and Bexley exams ok and so did most of her friends. So now I am worried about the cut off! I'm sure the pass mark will be high this year!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Feedback from all the CEM exams this year have been that they were easy: DAO/SW Herts, HBS, Latymer, and Bucks.

Are they really easier or is it just we have a whole cohort of students that are ready for them now? DG


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 pm 
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Daogroupie wrote:
Feedback from all the CEM exams this year have been that they were easy: DAO/SW Herts, HBS, Latymer, and Bucks.

Are they really easier or is it just we have a whole cohort of students that are ready for them now? DG


Exactly! Parents are not falling for the untutorable test argument. We've had to cover a wider range of materials, prepare children to work very fast, etc. Does preparation make you smarter? Some will argue that it does, as the more you learn the more brain connections you make, the more connections the faster you learn. One "measure" of intelligence these days is how fast you learn.

If, on the other hand the test was easier, then I rather have a child coming out feeling they passed and wait confidently for the results than fret for a month. We'll do the worrying!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:51 pm 
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Last year we had kids saying it was easy and failed yet those who passed said some bits was easy and some hard - they passed. ... I think the same may have happened today??!?
CEM pass mark is normally 55%.... I think this still holds true from what I read today...pretty much what we were saying last year


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