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Weighting of exam areas
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Author:  Ches4 [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:32 am ]
Post subject:  Weighting of exam areas

We're in that awful position of most of DS's friends knowing results but we still haven't got ours! Picking up as much as we can from people's comments. I read that the results are presented with weighted areas of the exam- verbal is 50% while non-verbal and numeracy are 25%. Sorry for being a bit slow with this- but where's the other 25% ?

Author:  kenyancowgirl [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weighting of exam areas

Verbal is 50% and Non verbal 25% and Numeracy 25%.

In the past they were equaly weighted 33.333% each but that was pulling in more mathematically able pupils (Non verbal tends to suit mathematicians!) whereas ability in Verbal is so very important for History/Geog/RE etc etc etc and also possibly a more innate test of ability as language is acquired over time, rather than maths that can be taught by rote more quickly.

Author:  Ches4 [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weighting of exam areas

Thank you- that's made things clearer. We'll be more prepared for results now... or so I think!

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