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 Post subject: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:38 am 
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My DS is taking the new GL style exam in Bucks this September. My older 2 children took the exam, however it was the CEM format then.

I have lots of books for the CEM exam at home, does anyone who sat the exam last year know how it differed from CEM?

Are the timings more relaxed for GL ?

What types of VR came up last year?

What types of NVR came up last year?

How many questions were there in the comprehension and cloze and roughly how many minutes ? I remember from previous experience that the CEM timings were very tight.

Many thanks - fro ma concerned and panicked parent


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Hi. I had one DC sit CEM Bucks in 2016 and another did the GL last year.
GL use the established styles of VR questions that the have always used, so children need to be taught how to answer them, as there's a "way" of doing them that must be learnt beforehand.
The NVR timings are 10 questions in 5 minutes, so pretty impossible.
NR is OK as long as they're good at maths!
My advice would be check they know how to answer all the VR question types and practice timings/strategy.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:47 pm 
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Note that what came up last year won't necessarily be an indication of what will come up this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 pm 
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They did give the timings and how many questions in each section, plus the test order, in the info from Bucks so the children will know what to expect.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
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my DD passed the GL 11+ last year. As far as I know, GL questions are all multiple-choice type. My DD's tutor said the timing for GL is much more relaxed than CEM, and my DD felt comfortable to complete all the questions within the time given. As types of VR and NVR, most of the questions are similar to the ones in GL Assessment 11+ Practice Papers (published & revised by GL assessment in 2019 so it should be very similar to the test format, you can get them from Amazon or GL Assessment website), on their website, there are also free materials you can download)

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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:54 pm 
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This is really helpful advice, thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:02 pm 
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NotPerfectMum wrote:
my DD passed the GL 11+ last year. As far as I know, GL questions are all multiple-choice type. My DD's tutor said the timing for GL is much more relaxed than CEM, and my DD felt comfortable to complete all the questions within the time given. As types of VR and NVR, most of the questions are similar to the ones in GL Assessment 11+ Practice Papers (published & revised by GL assessment in 2019 so it should be very similar to the test format, you can get them from Amazon or GL Assessment website), on their website, there are also free materials you can download)

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We are going to a well known tuition centre in Chalfont St Peter and the company have given my son lots of the CGP 10 minute tests, first past the past and the CGP Practice Books with Assessment tests - do you think these are good as well? I will definitely order the GL ones which you recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 am 
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SIT wrote:
My DS is taking the new GL style exam in Bucks this September. My older 2 children took the exam, however it was the CEM format then.

Are the timings more relaxed for GL ?


No they are not relaxed. However we know the timings for each section.

Test 1

25 minutes for Comprehension and SPAG
20 minutes for VR

Test 2

20 minutes for NVR and Spatial
25 minutes for Numeracy

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What types of VR came up last year?

What types of NVR came up last year?

This information cannot be given as children are still taking the same test.

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How many questions were there in the comprehension and cloze


Amount of questions will vary. Timings see above.

See the first post in the following link

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=53382

Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:37 am 
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patricia wrote:
SIT wrote:
My DS is taking the new GL style exam in Bucks this September. My older 2 children took the exam, however it was the CEM format then.

Are the timings more relaxed for GL ?


No they are not relaxed. However we know the timings for each section.

Test 1

25 minutes for Comprehension and SPAG
20 minutes for VR

Test 2

20 minutes for NVR and Spatial
25 minutes for Numeracy

Quote:
What types of VR came up last year?

What types of NVR came up last year?

This information cannot be given as children are still taking the same test.

Quote:
How many questions were there in the comprehension and cloze


Amount of questions will vary. Timings see above.

See the first post in the following link

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=53382

Patricia


Thank you Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks GL exam
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:34 am 
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We are going to a well known tuition centre in Chalfont St Peter and the company have given my son lots of the CGP 10 minute tests, first past the past and the CGP Practice Books with Assessment tests - do you think these are good as well? I will definitely order the GL ones which you recommended.[/quote]

CGP 10 minutes test and First Past and Post are both good and helpful, especially First Past and Post math is good for identifying the weak area. My DD's tutor also gave her some of the Letts 11+ Success practice papers to do during the summer holiday last year. What we found the most helpful is to get my DD to expose practice papers by different publishers so she'd used to various question format.


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