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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Cloze is a passage of text where some words have been removed and you have to work out which they are.
This might be in the form of being given several words to choose from, or a word with some of the letters removed - e.g (this a mixed example - although CEM have always up to now been one or the other):
Many of the ancient highways of England were once no more than (alleyways;tracks;rivers;ditches). Over time their routes became more esta- - - - -ed and to pay for providing a better surface which allowed for faster (donkeys;cars;travel;buses) toll roads were in - - - - uced.

There may also be cloze-type questions in the form of simple crossword type clues rather than in a passage e.g.: jewelled goblet: cha - - - e


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:43 am 
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UmSusu wrote:
..... There are directions at the bottom of each page telling the child whether they can continue or if it is the end of the section and they must stop there until they are told to move on to the next section.....



Thank you Umsusu.

Do you think a child would get disqualified for going back on a section if they have completed and are waiting to start a new section? ?


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:45 am 
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Do you think a child would get disqualified for going back on a section if they have completed and are waiting to start a new section? ?


yes


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Thank you KenR.

Does anyone know if a child was actually disqualified or is this from guidlines given. If this is the case the invigilator must have a tough job on hand to watch so many children!!


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm 
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I remember Ds saying one child got disqualified for spilling water on his paper and another for turning page over too soon.
Couldn't imagine the atmosphere in the car on the way home from that exam, after all the prep to not even get the chance to finish the exam. So hard on a 10 yr old and must be equally hard on the invigilator!!


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Disqualified for spilling water!! May be they should just tell children not take water inside. What school was this for lottie78?


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:47 am 
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Can anyone help please? S and s maths progress papers are nowhere to be found. I am trying to prep DS for the new CEM exams and read on the forum that these are very useful. Is any kind parent able to help furnish me with a copy please? I am willing to pay for postage and the inconvenience. Thanks so much in advance.
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sjhoneypot wrote:
Does anyone know where I could get a copy of Scholfield and Sims progress papers maths as they seem to be out of print.
Thanks in advance


There's some available on Amazon - a bit pricey :!:

Good news: received a phone call from S & S Ltd's Customer Services a couple of days ago, and the very kind gentleman said that they'll send me the answers for all 3 books free of charge, woo hoo! :D In addition, they are working on updating these books and shall definitely publish a revised version which should be available around May, next year.


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In the absence of S and S papers, can anyone who has a copy advice what to use instead?


The Schofield and Sim's 'Mental Maths', Bk 4, 5 and 6 are useful. Book 6 does have more of the lengthier Maths word problems. Still, they're not quite the same, but good practice nevertheless.

ETA: were two on Amazon...but they've gone now!


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:21 am 
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KMbaglady wrote:
Can anyone help please? S and s maths progress papers are nowhere to be found. I am trying to prep DS for the new CEM exams and read on the forum that these are very useful.
Have you tried your local Waterstones? I found book 2 of the maths progress papers there just a couple of weeks ago.


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 am 
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The water spilling disq was for the ke consortium sat at chb, apparently they were told specifically not to open water at the table but obviously someone didn't listen!!


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 Post subject: Re: CEM preparation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 am 
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I should have said it was spilt on the exam paper!


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