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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:25 pm 

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Due to a sudden change in my husband's job, we have to move to Nottingham this month. We have found a school which has a Technical Aptitude test which includes - Hidden Shapes, Sections, Jigsawa and Wallpaper.

All of the above is fairly new to me and my son. Is it sufficient to use Bond 11+ books or should the 11+ NVR software be used?

Thanks a lot for the help.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:41 pm 

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Well I googled and found, but I guess you've seen this,

The test consists of four types of question:

Hidden Shapes

This section assesses the key ability to create and hold onto an image of a shape that retains its true angles and relative proportions. Pupils have to search for a specific shape embedded in one of four more complex shapes.


These questions assess the ability to visualise a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional drawing and imagine the effect of cutting it in two. Pupils have to pick which option shows the cross-section when a specific cut has been made.


This task extends the process needed for Hidden Shapes to include combining and rotating images of shapes. Pupils have to imagine a number of shapes arranged to create a design.


This type of task assesses the ability to visualise the continuation of a two-dimensional pattern by gauging the position of elements of the pattern that are hidden from view. Pupils have to select how the pattern would look through a hole in the screen which covers part of the pattern.

Looks like a kind of NVR assessment but with a huge bias towards spatial awareness and visual memory?

Something I would not be good at.

Some familiarisation would be helpful so search for spatial awareness and visual memory?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:34 pm 

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There is a spatial IQ app which has some tests similar to what you are describing esp. To guess the 2d image of a cross-sectional
Plane through a 3d complex shape.

The questions probably won't be in the same format, but the skills tested are perhaps the same.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:06 pm 

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this site has some embedded images questions. There are also some in the Learning Together NVR book 2.

I've seen some of the others too - can't recall where at the moment though! The shape construction ones on the site linked above are a bit like the jigsaw task though.

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