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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm 
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Hi there,

I've not been here for a while, and I wondered if anyone knows how the scoring will be split on the exam this year?

I ask because I was led to believe that where previously it was an even split between NVR, Literacy and numeracy, this year it will be 50% literacy, and 25% each for NVR and Numeracy. I just wondered if this was true or not or just someone speculating?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:33 pm 
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There is some information on this page. It has 2019 dates , so I presume it is up to date, but maybe someone local can confirm?

I looked at the admission criteria for one of the schools which stated
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Data from all students sitting the test will be used to produce standardised scores.
Weightings will be applied to the scores achieved in Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal
Reasoning and Numeracy.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:31 am 
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Last year that was the split - verbal was 50%, the other two 25% each.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:24 pm 
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Thank you xx


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm 
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That has been the split for the last 7 years, I am pretty sure....the year DS1 took it (and he has just finished Y13) it changed without warning to 50:25:25 as there is a correlation between Numeracy and NVR meaning with the 33.3:33.3:33.3 split, it was favouring mathematicians previuosly.

A caveat though: CEM can change how they score it without notification - they did exactly that 7 years ago and could do it again, if the Grammar Schools wish to change the balance back!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:25 am 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
That has been the split for the last 7 years, I am pretty sure....the year DS1 took it (and he has just finished Y13) it changed without warning to 50:25:25 as there is a correlation between Numeracy and NVR meaning with the 33.3:33.3:33.3 split, it was favouring mathematicians previuosly.

A caveat though: CEM can change how they score it without notification - they did exactly that 7 years ago and could do it again, if the Grammar Schools wish to change the balance back!


Some Birmingham parents were unhappy last year because the B/Ham consortium changed the exam split to align with Warks - previously the B/Ham split was on each paper 50/50.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:24 pm 
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Thank you.

I'll be keeping fingers crossed that it will stay the same.


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