At Teachitright, we provide tuition to support students taking the Berkshire CEM 11+ exams. The definition of verbal ability is wide and includes comprehension and reading skills. Our sessions teach the main strategies and techniques across all subjects (Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and English comprehension), building confidence and ensuring pupils are familiar with the different question types. The CEM exam papers are multiple choice and are administered using an audio CD. The children will sit two papers of approximately 45-50 minutes duration. Each paper will contain a variety of questions which will test verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability. The papers are weighted, 50% of the marks are based on Verbal Reasoning and English, 30% on Numerical Reasoning and 20% is based on Non-verbal Reasoning.
At Teachitright, we support students for the Buckinghamshire GL assessment 11+ exam. The exam comprises of two separate test booklets. One will contain questions to test verbal skills and English and the other contains questions to test non-verbal (25%) and numerical skills (25%). The tests are multiple choice. Our students are taught the main strategies and techniques to ensure they can answer the questions efficiently and accurately. We recognise that 50% of the exam involves verbal, English and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG), so vocabulary is important to develop throughout the TIR course.
This year, Reading Boys School changed their requirements and will be including creative writing as part of the examination. The school will be writing the papers independently from CEM & GL. Maths, English and creative writing is included. Our Teachitright course has been adapted to include creative writing and to remove NVR as per the information provided on the Reading Boys website.
We will provide ample exam practice and help students develop their time management skills throughout the course.