Does anybody know of a syllabus for covering the material for CEM tests? Looking for something that breaks the skills/ objectives down and maps out the progression required over time. Would be really helpful for structuring my group sessions for when I begin in September.
The CEM Test is not predictable in the same way as, for example, the GL Test and therefore preparing for it will necessitate practising a wide range of core skills across the examined subjects.
There is no published syllabus. I think that you will find that most teachers/tutors, like myself, will create their own scheme of work – perhaps basing it on Key Stage 2 maths + English and then adding in NVR and VR specific skills, along with some methods of extending vocabulary knowledge and increasing mental arithmetic speed.
Thanks for this. I am an experienced Year 6 teacher so feel very confident with regard to the KS2 curriculum and the core skills which underpin this across the core subjects, so I feel that is a good start. I suspected there was no syllabus of study/ objectives due to the nature of CEM being ‘ tutor proof’, but it’s nice to have it confirmed and I will need to think carefully about how I structure a program of study throughout the year. Creating a scheme of work from scratch seems a daunting task: presumably it is standard practice to use existing resources, but tailor the teaching of these sessions through my own style of delivery?
CGP produce some good CEM 11+ Study Guides for NVR, VR & maths and that’s a useful place to start with the identification of useful CEM skills. The workbooks/assessment papers that accompany these study guides can then be used for practice.
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