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Author:  SuperDad3g [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am ]
Post subject:  CCHS CEM Exam

Does anyone have any idea how much NVR is included in the CCHS / CEM exam? How important is NVR to passing the CCHS exam? What percentage of exam preparation time should be spent on it? I don’t particularly enjoy teaching my daughter NVR, and she doesn’t really understand how she’ll apply the knowledge in real life. She’s asked the question a few times: “Dad, what’s the point of me learning all this NVR?” Thanks in advance.

Author:  hermanmunster [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CCHS CEM Exam

I don't know about the CCHS exam but found this bit of an explanation about NVR

Quote:
Verbal and Quantitative scores are fairly good indicators of ability and prospects on the literacy and numeracy fronts, while the Non-Verbal Reasoning ones identify the ability to recognise similarities, analogies, patterns and relationships of a more general type, and to analyse and solve complex problems without relying on or being limited by language skills.

So, while not subject-specific, NVR scores are good indicators of the sort of operational intelligence that will underpin many academic subjects and careers.


Worth telling her that it is the basis for how you understand lots of other subjects

Author:  SuperDad3g [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CCHS CEM Exam

Hermanmunster, thanks for your very insightful reply. Yes, it does make sense now why NVR is part of the 11+ selection process. The information you shared will help me encourage my daughter to work on her NVR. Just wondering, though, how much time to spend on NVR, as opposed to Vocab, Comprehension and core Maths skills?

Author:  SuperDad3g [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CCHS CEM Exam

Any insight from parents whose children have sat the CCHS exam on what proportion of the exam is dedicated to NVR?

Author:  veryhopefulmum [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:41 pm ]
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Sorry but I think its a fair amount to be honest. I think you will have to persevere with - even more so if you are out of catchment.

Author:  ToadMum [ Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CCHS CEM Exam

Although a major point of the CEM exams is not to be predictable, so e.g. 20% one year could be 5% the next, etc

Author:  Blitz [ Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:01 am ]
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A couple of years ago, it was 31 questions in 9 minutes. So pretty tough going. Speed and accuracy definitely required and that is what the school is looking for in the girls tested.

Author:  SuperDad3g [ Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:53 pm ]
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Thanks Blitz. My goodness. 31 questions in 9 minutes! That’s brutal!

Author:  RedDevil66 [ Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:19 pm ]
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SuperDad3g wrote:
Thanks Blitz. My goodness. 31 questions in 9 minutes! That’s brutal!


Get lots of timed practice in

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