Same feedback from DS regarding the non verbal and spatial reasoning section . Quick question - if they do well on the verbal reasoning section can it compensate for poor marks on spatial and non verbal reasoning ?
Short answer: Yes. I believe so.
Long answer: Kent has three scores, Maths, English and Reasoning. Last year it was required to get a minimum of 106 in any single of these three divisions, but in 2013 it was a lot higher. I believe VR, spatial and NVR all come under the banner of Reasoning (someone come along and correct me?) so in theory one strong area will compensate for the others but they are very small amounts in the grand scheme of things. I am sure in the maths section it is similar where some DCs have strengths with some types of maths over other types.
Last year DD was quite mediocre on the spatial reasoning, she regularly got about a third of the questions wrong in sample tests but everything else was really good and we just couldn't get past the hurdle of the spatial so we agreed that she should just do her best and it turned out that the result was pretty fantastic. Saying that our tests for spatial were limited as there weren't too many knocking about!