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Author:  NS123 [ Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Real level of difficulty for QE exam

We are taking tuitions for my ds.. we also did an online mock in which difficulty level of questions was quite high especially he struggled with long comprehensions.my question to all you experienced members is if you can please tell me the difficulty level of the questions in the actual exam( based on feedback from previous years exam-takers). Or is it that the questions in the real exam are of low-medium difficulty but speed is key factor as qe is asking around 56 questions for maths in 50 mins and seems like they have increased number of questions in english also. Many thanks for your replies, i want to avoid unnecessary stress to my child ( and also dont want to keep spending so much on taking mock exams)

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Just to make it clearer.. my ds is ok in questions with a medium level of difficulty but struggles with tough questions ..so if the real exam doesn’t have very tough questions then i can concentrate on building up his speed instead of doing lot of mock tests

Author:  jazbaati99 [ Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Real level of difficulty for QE exam

Speed and accuracy seems to be really important for the QE test. Normally the questions are a good mix of abilities. However simple looking questions are not so simple so it is worthwhile to take a moment to read and understand the question fully before answering.

For test practice, 56 questions in 50 minutes will not work.

For Maths, please work on 65 questions in 45 minutes

For English, it is similar, 65 questions in 45 minutes with 2 comprehension passages.

You will do it well IMO if you concentrate on speed and accuracy with medium level of questions.

Best of luck

Author:  bridge [ Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Real level of difficulty for QE exam

jazbaati99 wrote:

You will do it well IMO if you concentrate on speed and accuracy with medium level of questions.

Best of luck


Most definitely true.

My children told me that the actual exam was way easier than any of the practice material they did (Tiffin Schools). My son did the online Sutton Mocks during lock down so I got him to print screen every question. Some of the questions just didn't make sense others were outside of the KS2 syllabus. So I wouldn't pay mocks too much mind - other than the experience if not online.

Finally, after doing enough practice material you will get a sense of the general capabilities of a Y6 child. A tiny minority will excel but everyone else will be in the mix. They just can't make the exam that hard - all that happens is the pass mark/score etc is lower.

Author:  NS123 [ Thu May 19, 2022 10:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Real level of difficulty for QE exam

@Daogroupie any pointers or suggestions please

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