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11+ survival guide part 6 CEM tests
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11+ survival guide part 6 CEM tests

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This is the sixth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This part (6) for exercises that appear to crop up in the CEM format and there is some crossover between the CEM format and the NFer format some schools are still using. It contains: Type 38- match the word (also see part 4 of our survival guides) Types 10 and 10A and - matching synonyms and antonyms Types 41 and 41A- synonyms and antonyms, with missing letters Type 42- correcting words in paragraphs, with missing letters Type 12B- odd one out (see part 2 of our survival guides for Type 12A) Type 1A- rearranging sentences (see part 1 of our survival guides for Type 1) Type 18A and 18B- choosing the correct word to complete a sentence (A) or paragraph (B) Therefore, this is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component and CEM. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Fourteen pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors: do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises. If you find an error in this please let me know and I will send you for free a corrected one, as the CEM papers tend not to have typeos like the NFer ones. All care is taken to try and avoid errors in these papers.***
11+ survival guide part 5: Verbal Reasoning
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11+ survival guide part 5: Verbal Reasoning

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This is the fifth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too. It includes- how to interpret timetables, maths problems, codes and letter patterns. For the CEM 11+ guides please see parts 6 and 7 of our survival guide. This section contains mathematical sequences and skills, short codes and vocabulary exercises. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Twelve pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. This is the edited version as a copy with two small errors, of a type that do not feature in the lost of NFer errors, was accidentally uploaded (see below for more on this.). Anyone who bought that copy can have this version for free if they message me. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors: do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 1: VERBAL REASONING part 1 NFER/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 1: VERBAL REASONING part 1 NFER/Bond

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This is the first part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. The CEM based 11+ verbal reasoning will be added/ is available in the shop as an extra document. Three more part of this section of the VR are available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Twelve pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
English grammar KS2 and upwards- common grammar errors.
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English grammar KS2 and upwards- common grammar errors.

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FREE: Many pupils confuse your and you're; its and it's, who's and whose, where, we're, wear and were; they're, their and there and misuse apostrophes. Suitable for ages 7 and up, this free rough guide as a simple page by page explanation of how to use them, what they mean and some questions to try. Good for pupils and teachers. If you download it PLEASE leave a review as courtesy. Thank you.
MATHS: KS2 to GCSE: Co-ordinates
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MATHS: KS2 to GCSE: Co-ordinates

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This is a free four page guide on how to read, draw and understand all four quadrants of a Cartesian graph suitable for revision, handouts and lesson plans for students and teachers from Key Stage 2 upwards. KS2- if the pupil is advanced or very maths-curious then this is the doc for them! This doc has been used successfully with pupils as young as 8! Of course the instructor can use it to get ALL the background for themselves then use this as inspiration to provide a simplified or abridged version for students that needs more help on this topic. KS3- originally created with pupils aged 11-14 in mind, we have since discovered it has far wider uses. GCSE- an essential introduction to this topic, for pupils that struggled with the concept when they were younger. Or a refresher for pupils that have not done it for a while and need to remind themselves of the basics. If you download it PLEASE leave a review as courtesy. Thank you.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 4: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 4: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond

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This is the fourth part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40-42 (including CEM format) possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. There is an extra part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too.s For the CEM 11+ guides please see parts 6 and 7 of our survival guide. This section contains mathematical sequences and skills, short codes and vocabulary exercises. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. All these sections are/will be available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Eight pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 3: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 3: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond

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This is the third part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. There is an extra part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too. This section contains mathematical sequences, codes and algebraic and reasoning long questions. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. The CEM based 11+ verbal reasoning will be added/ is available in the shop as an extra document. Three more part of this section of the VR are available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Twelve pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
FREE summary on what can turn up on the 11+ exam
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FREE summary on what can turn up on the 11+ exam

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A brief but detailed summary on what skills would be needed to pass the 11+. It is three pages long and covers English, Maths, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning. Guides that are in-depth and cover ALL the tasks needed for all these skills, including exam papers exclusively produced for TES, will be/are available in the shop. Easy to read, and written in friendly language- for tutors, parents and students alike.
English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell: Context and Themes.
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English Literature GCSE 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell: Context and Themes.

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A full and indepth eight page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this modern, socially aware play. Written for the WJEC board but suitable for all boards offering this play as a set text, this covers an essential range of links and repeating ideas that were the backbone of Russell's writing ethos. Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to one of the most challengingly gritty plays of the GCSE anthology- suitable for all exam boards. This is part 2: Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language; part 1 on the characters is also available on here.
ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Character Analysis (part 1)
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ENGLISH GCSE Lord of the Flies- Context and Character Analysis (part 1)

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A full and indepth eight page up to A* guide on this poem for GCSE students and teachers. It can be used as revision, as a lesson tool, or just to make sense of this classic novel. Fully annotated, with quotes, 'check yourself' questions and further reading, this is an essential guide to Lord of the Flies. This is part 1: Context and Character. the more focused part 2- Context, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism and Language , is also available on here.
History A/S level Wars of the Roses: Society and Economy, 1450–1471, Part One (Henry VI)
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History A/S level Wars of the Roses: Society and Economy, 1450–1471, Part One (Henry VI)

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An essential overview lesson and/or revision guide for parents, pupils and teachers covering all the points you need to gain good marks in the first module of the Unit 2B course of the History A/S and A level syllabus. Written for the AQA exam board, but suitable for all exam boards, this TWELVE page, clearly written document also has multiple choice questions to check understanding and comprehensive further reading sources to delve more deeply into the module. This covers all the CONTEXT of Henry VI's social and economic policy, provides good detail of the social and economic Acts and Statutes between 1450-61 (when Edward IV acceded the throne) and makes the valid point that the Council ruled 'for' the king for much of his reign (vested interest/factionalism). This is part 1 of the activity guide on this topic. Part 2 will soon be available on here. Without context, writing good grade essays at A level is not possible. Part of a set of guides for the entire Unit 2B course, consisting of overviews, events, geneaologies, activities set by AQA, in depth and source work. Together they make a full, A grade coverage of the entire syllabus. Suitable for A/S and A level.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- MATHEMATICS part/paper 1
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- MATHEMATICS part/paper 1

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This is the first part for the Mathematics component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 60 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. It is set out in the form of an exam paper that is six pages long and contains 60 questions, and is 16 pages long in total. The first six pages are the paper itself. The following topics are covered: Fractions, decimals and % (up to level 5 skills) Basic algebra Area of 3 and 4 sided shapes Pythagoras' Theorem Inverse operations Time (12 and 24 hour clock, as a fraction) Degrees Lowest common multiples Conversions (metric and time). Unlike many other papers that just provide answers and no help, it then has -a full page where you can note your scores on each skill, showing strengths and weaknesses in these areas. Full guides on how to do these skills, if not already, will soon be available in the shop. - NINE pages of full, colour coded and informal (but correct) explanations of every single question, with consistent and fast methods to help you get the answer right every time! For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, and can also be used for Year 7 preparation to ensure pupils are streamed into top middle and higher in Maths sets whether they go to grammar school or not. It can also be used for 11+ retakes at 12/13+.
11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 2: VERBAL REASONING  NFER/Nelson/Bond
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11 PLUS entrance exams practice- PART 2: VERBAL REASONING NFER/Nelson/Bond

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This is the second part for the verbal reasoning component of the 11 plus examinations for grammar and selective entrance schools all across the UK. There are 40 possible types of exercise that can turn up on these entrance exams, these are the first quarter. These methods are unique to me and I spent some years with real pupils developing them to the highest possible standard. There is an extra part (5) for exercises added to these tests from 2012 that has been created for exclusive online upload too. This is for schools that use the NFER Nelson, Nelson Bond or Bond style 11+ verbal reasoning component ONLY. The CEM based 11+ verbal reasoning will be added/ is available in the shop as an extra document. Three more part of this section of the VR are available in the shop. The answers are included, with some explanations. For parents, tutors and pupils who'd like to try for grammar or other selective school, each page has a full and friendly explanation of what to do and what tricks and traps to avoid, with sample questions to try at the bottom of each page. Eleven pages long and at a bargain price of £2 per section. ***Note that one or two typeos are always deliberately left in the NFer 11+ guides because they are notorious for having mistakes in their exams, one reason why many schools and LEAs are moving to CEM formats. Pupils need to know what it 'feels' like to find an error, to 'know' that examiners are fallible, how not to panic when they find an error as they will be awarded the mark anyway, and just to let the teacher/invigilator know. Parents/tutors do have this explanation ready when your child/pupil attempts these tests. Errors are most common on maths and codes exercises.***
30% OFF! GCSE English poetry I Wanna Be Yours and Valentine HOW TO COMPARE/CONTRAST
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30% OFF! GCSE English poetry I Wanna Be Yours and Valentine HOW TO COMPARE/CONTRAST

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Suitable for any exam board that includes these poems, this is a SPECIAL OFFER guide on analysing the two poems 'I Wanna Be Yours' by John Cooper Clarke and Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. 30% OFF USUAL PRICE! Fifteen pages long, fully annotated with a author context and line by line analysis, with a 'how to' compare and contrast, annotation table to fill in, and essay structure guide that can be used for all comparison and contrast essays, this can be used for revision, lessons and to get to know the works by pupils teachers and tutors. NOTE: This is a print-out document in full, and not able to copied into another document for both copyright/plagiarism and lesson content reasons; as it is a full lesson plan and document.
A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY: What are the goals of counselling and psychotherapy?
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A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY: What are the goals of counselling and psychotherapy?

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One of an extensive set of lesson/lecture notes that can be used as a basis for model essays for tutors, teachers and pupils for A level and beyond in Psychology. Suitable for many online and real space attended Psychology courses worldwide, and all exam boards, to an A*/grade 9 level. Assessed by BACP professionals and deemed 100% accurate and perfectly presented at time of writing, you can use these documents with confidence. This one 'What are the goals of counselling and psychotherapy?' provides an in depth comparison and contrast between these two linked fields, and is often a staple part of many syllabi. Ten pages long and fully annotated, this can also serve as a reference piece for further study.
Maths KS3 and GCSE (11-16 year olds) Significant figures
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Maths KS3 and GCSE (11-16 year olds) Significant figures

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An entire lesson package for 11-16 year olds, or those studying KS3, any GCSE Maths syllabus, or Levels 1-3 Maths as an Adult student. The topic covered here is significant figures, something with which a lot of students struggle. This ten page document has friendly, informal and easy to understand language and layout, with clear methods you can copy or follow to get the right answers. With examples and over 20 carefully formulated questions, this can be used as a whole lesson for pupils, teachers, tutors and parents who are home schooling. There are also FULLY explained answers for each question. It also touches on the topics of long multiplication, fractions, problems and decimal place, all of which have a guide in my shop.
A/S and A2 History- THE WARS OF THE ROSES/THE TUDORS The De La Poles part 2
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A/S and A2 History- THE WARS OF THE ROSES/THE TUDORS The De La Poles part 2

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Meant to provide excellent background knowledge for one of the key families in the History modules THE WARS AND ROSES and/or THE TUDORS, this FOURTEEN page guide, fully annotated with revision questions provides essential background to both modules. This is set as a backdrop to the following issues: 1. From where do the sources of power come within a state? (economic, social and political). The previous guide looks into ‘Lancastrians’, and this second supplementary guide, the ‘Yorkists’. (Remember WHEN these terms' context and definition changes and why/how.) 2. What was/is the nature of kingship and from where does it come? And how do those who support kings fare when the regime changes? The de la Poles often did not fare so well at all. 3. What was the impact of the dynastic/monarchic instability on the general populus of all class levels? (social and economic) Here we looked at a family on the fringes who married into nobility and consorted with Kings on the battlefield and at Court. 4. What caused the political breakdowns that led to the Wars of the Roses? (political primarily) and in this guide we have looked one of the families who fortunes rose and fell at the whim of Kings and magnates. It is clear that many at the top did not appreciate.
English GCSE overview plot content characters and themes- Heroes by Robert Cormier
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English GCSE overview plot content characters and themes- Heroes by Robert Cormier

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An essential lesson and/or revision tool for pupils and teachers for the novella Heroes by Robert Cormier, at GCSE level. It can be used to introduce pupils to the book and as an exam tool once the book has been read and annotated. Originally written for the WJEC board but suitable for all exam boards that are covering this book, this 11 page guide comprehensively covers all aspects of this book Themes Characters Summary/ plot Guided tasks Sample essay Part of a series of guides for all aspects of all GCSE boards, everyone that has used this guide obtained an A in coursework, class tasks or mock exams.
GCSE English Literature Carol Ann Duffy 'Before You Were Mine' analysis.
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GCSE English Literature Carol Ann Duffy 'Before You Were Mine' analysis.

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A full in depth analysis of Carol Ann Duffy's 'Before You Were Mine', part of the 'Love and Loss' section of the GCSE Anthology. Eight pages long fully annotated with check yourself questions, and further reading recommendations, and a copy of the poem to write on to save messing up the anthology, this guide is perfect for a lesson plan, revision, or getting to grips with this piece of now classic modern poetry. Pupils, teachers, tutors and parents who are home schooling will find this invaluable. It contains biographical and social context information, themes, symbols, motifs and language structures such as simile, metaphor, rhythm and rhyme, and imagery.
History A/S and A level The Wars of the Roses 'The Triumph of the Yorkists, 1461–1471' overview.
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History A/S and A level The Wars of the Roses 'The Triumph of the Yorkists, 1461–1471' overview.

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An essential overview lesson and/or revision guide for parents, pupils and teachers covering all the points you need to gain good marks in the first module of the Unit 2B course of the History A/S and A level syllabus. Written for the AQA exam board, but suitable for all exam boards that offer this module, this ten page, clearly written document also has multiple choice questions to check understanding and comprehensive further reading sources to delve more deeply into the module. This covers all the events, issues and key players of the years 1461-71, and meant as a starting point for the entire Wars of the Roses unit. Part of a set of guides for the entire Unit 2B course, consisting of overviews, events, geneaologies, activities set by AQA, in depth and source work. Together they make a full, A grade coverage of the entire syllabus. Suitable for A/S and A level.