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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:05 pm 
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Hello,

My child is in Year 5 and we are doing DIY 11+ prep. I have heard that the admissions test for Reading Boys has changed, and saw a thread on this earlier. I would just like to confirm, is there now no Non-Verbal Reasoning and what will the style of the English component be? What is the weightage of creative writing?

Thank you in advance!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:20 pm 
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The familiarisation paper from their website
https://www.reading-school.co.uk/attach ... ?file=2923

Hopefully this helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:21 pm 
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According to their admission policy:
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Candidates will be tested in English and Maths and Creative Writing. The English and Maths elements are
marked by computer and age-standardised. All students with an eligible score from those two elements will
have their creative writing element assessed and candidates will be ranked accordingly.


https://www.reading-school.co.uk/_site/data/files/users/7/files/511B35D863B5600A20776DA30E3353A7.pdf

(Cross posts with Tinkers - again!)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:33 pm 
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Thank you all! So does this mean that the NVR component has been scrapped?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:36 pm 
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It says just English & maths, so, yes.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:25 am 
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I came here to ask the exact same question! Can anyone, whose child sat the Reading School exam, confirm that there are no VR questions in the English paper and no NVR questions in the Maths paper please? Also can anyone confirm the time allocated for the creative writing paper? Good luck to all those awaiting results! Many thanks. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:53 am 
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Everyone please hold onto releasing test related information just yet because there may be be boys who were in isolation that may not have sat the test yet. They could be taking the same test. Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:55 am 
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WrS wrote:
Everyone please hold onto releasing test related information just yet because there may be be boys who were in isolation that may not have sat the test yet. They could be taking the same test. Thanks


Thank you for posting this reminder. We don’t allow the posting of info about recent tests due to possible late sitters. This is even more important this year with some isolating. The same test could be used well into next year.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:08 pm 
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Found the answer to my questions!
https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/schoo ... us/reading

Maths questions are similar to GL or quickfire CEM questions.
English is a mix of comprehension and VR questions that are closer to the CEM format
 
Paper 3 is a writing task – ‘You will be given a
question booklet with the instructions. There will be space in the question booklet for you to
make rough notes and to plan your answer – this will NOT be marked. You will also be given
a separate answer sheet to write your answer on. ONLY the answer sheet will be marked’
Hopefully that will help anyone else who are preparing their son.
Kind regards
 


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:37 am 
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This is useful, thank you. So I assume using CEM style books (CGP an others) should be safe specially for English and VR. I am not familiar with GL VR at all.

dontpanic wrote:
Found the answer to my questions!
https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/schoo ... us/reading

Maths questions are similar to GL or quickfire CEM questions.
English is a mix of comprehension and VR questions that are closer to the CEM format
 
Paper 3 is a writing task – ‘You will be given a
question booklet with the instructions. There will be space in the question booklet for you to
make rough notes and to plan your answer – this will NOT be marked. You will also be given
a separate answer sheet to write your answer on. ONLY the answer sheet will be marked’
Hopefully that will help anyone else who are preparing their son.
Kind regards
 


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