What is the format of the Burnham Grammar tests

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Mrbocus
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What is the format of the Burnham Grammar tests

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I have heard that it's:
30% English comprehension
20% Verbal Reasoning
25% Mathematics
25% NVR

The tests bought from the GL website have very inaccurate timings on the front. for English, my student finishes with half an hour remaining, when it supposedly takes 50.
For NVR we have been doing 30s per question.
For maths the full 50 minutes.
For the VR 45 minutes.

But what will it actually be like in the real thing?
scary mum
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Re: What is the format of the Burnham Grammar tests

Post by scary mum »

The details are in the FAQs on The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools website. The weighting is as follows:
The verbal skills section has a weighting of 50%. The mathematical and non-verbal sections each have a weighting of 25%.
The exact number & types of questions can change each year.

ETA (sorry I was out when I posted the information above)
The FAQs are here
The tests are 45 minutes each. The example/practice papers are just that - they will not reflect the actual test exactly.
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