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Preparing for 11 Pre-Test and Independent School Exams, including CEM, GL and ISEB

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Are you or your child preparing to take the 11 Pre-Test or an independent school entrance exam? With a wide range of exams to choose from, such as CEM, GL, and ISEB, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for these exams successfully.

Understanding the Different Exams

Before diving into the preparation process, it's essential to understand the key differences between the 11 Pre-Test and independent school exams. The 11 Pre-Test is a common entrance exam used by many independent schools in the UK. It assesses students' abilities in subjects like English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, and sometimes Science.

On the other hand, independent school exams, such as CEM, GL, and ISEB, vary in their format and content. The Consortium of Examinations for Independent Schools (CEM) and the Granada Learning (GL) assessment are two popular types of exams used by different schools. The Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) also provides a range of assessments.

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Study and Revision Guide: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEB
by Peter Francis (UK ed. Edition, Kindle Edition)

4.4 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 20494 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 120 pages
Screen Reader : Supported

In this article, we will delve into the specifics of each exam and provide you with targeted advice to help you excel in each one.

The Importance of Preparation

Preparing for any exam is crucial, and 11 Pre-Test and independent school exams are no exception. Adequate preparation not only boosts confidence but also allows you to showcase your full potential and improve your performance. It's essential to start early and follow a structured study plan to cover all the necessary topics and skills assessed in these exams.

Spotlight on CEM

CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) exams are widely used by schools as part of their entrance assessment process. These exams focus on assessing students' problem-solving abilities, reasoning skills, and academic potential. The CEM exams often include tricky questions that require critical thinking and speed.

To excel in CEM exams, it's essential to have a solid foundation in subjects like Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Practice a wide range of questions, familiarize yourself with the exam format, and work on improving your time management skills.

Tackling GL Assessments

The GL Assessment exams measure students' abilities in various subjects, including English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, and sometimes Science. The exams consist of multiple-choice questions and aim to assess both knowledge and reasoning skills.

When preparing for GL assessments, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the specific subjects and question types that will be included. Focus on practicing past papers and sample questions to improve your understanding of the exam's format and develop strategies for tackling different question types effectively.

Mastering ISEB Assessments

The ISEB Common Pre-Test and other assessments offered by the Independent Schools Examinations Board cover an extensive range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. These exams often assess not only the knowledge but also the critical thinking and reasoning abilities of students.

To perform well in ISEB assessments, it's crucial to develop a solid grasp of key subject areas and concepts. Utilize study guides and textbooks specific to each subject to ensure thorough preparation. Additionally, working on improving your time management and exam technique will be beneficial in maximizing your score.

Preparing Effectively

Preparing effectively for these exams requires a combination of comprehensive study materials, strategic planning, and consistent practice. Here are some essential tips to help you prepare successfully:

  • Create a study schedule that allows sufficient time for each subject and topic.
  • Utilize a variety of study resources, including textbooks, online courses or tutorials, and practice papers.
  • Focus on understanding fundamental concepts rather than memorizing information.
  • Practice regularly to improve your speed, accuracy, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses to allocate time efficiently.
  • Work on exam techniques, such as time management and effective use of keywords.
  • Consider joining group study sessions or seeking guidance from a tutor.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, ensuring enough sleep, exercise, and nutritious meals to stay mentally and physically fit.

Preparing for 11 Pre-Test and independent school exams may seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach and dedicated effort, you can excel in these assessments. Remember, adequate preparation, consistent practice, and a positive mindset are key to achieving your desired results.

So, get started on your preparation journey, equip yourself with the essential study materials, and implement effective study strategies. Stay focused, prioritize your tasks, and most importantly, stay motivated. Good luck!

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Study and Revision Guide: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEB
by Peter Francis (UK ed. Edition, Kindle Edition)

4.4 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 20494 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 120 pages
Screen Reader : Supported

Exam Board: ISEBLevel: 11 PlusSubject: Non-Verbal ReasoningFirst Teaching: September 2016First Exam: Spring 2017

Secure the top marks in 11 plus independent school entrance exams and pre-tests and a better chance at getting into their school of choice with this essential study and revision guide. Stretching content ensures that all the Non-Verbal Reasoning skills are thoroughly revised ahead of the exams.

- Explains and tests the full range of question types and skills met in Non-Verbal Reasoning in exams
- Prepares pupils for a wide range of independent school exams and pre-tests with challenging extension material
- Builds on existing knowledge with clear cross-curricular links to English
- Features helpful insight in to the exams, with examples, practical tips and advice
- Prepares pupils for exam conditions with timed and levelled exam-style questions
- Identifies strengths and weaknesses using 11 plus sample tests with detailed answer guidance

Also available for 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning preparation:
- Non-Verbal Reasoning Workbook Age 8-10
- Non-Verbal Reasoning Workbook Age 9-11
- Non Verbal Reasoning Workbook Age 10-12
- 11+ Non- Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers 1&2

Revision Guides, Workbooks and Practice Papers are also available for Maths, English, Science and Verbal Reasoning on www.galorepark.co.uk

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