Representative of the verbal reasoning and creative writing type questions of multi-discipline CEM style 11 plus exams, this collection, developed from conventional classroom testing sessions, combines a variety of multiple choice and more elaborate questions. Varying question styles including a selection of multiple choice questions are used to identify grammatical and spelling errors, provide word definitions, and to drill correct sentence structure with partial words, shuffled sentences and extraneous and/or missing words. All assist in providing knowledge and confidence to answer questions that test and strengthen grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
Though preparation for CEM-style exams is meant to be difficult, the First Past the Post 11 + Essentials series introduce disciplines which emphasise logical problem-solving, practise various question types and encourage lateral thinking. Ideal preparation for CEM-style (Durham University) exams in 11 plus; Broad coverage of grammar, spelling and vocabulary; Fully classroom-tested by over 5.000 kids; The most relevant and up-to-date practice tests; A range of multiple choice and more searching question styles test knowledge and skills; Ample training for any level of 11 plus exam; Answers and question-specific explanations provide familiarisation and realistic practice ahead of the tests to build knowledge and confidence, and ensure success.
The introduction of the new and fast-developing CEM and hybrid exam styles has only served to widen and grow this important niche market, yet unlike ElevenPlusExams few publishers are in a position to address it with such relavant, up-to-date and crucially classroom-tested material.