This assessment is no longer used by Shiplake College as part of their 11+ admissions process. Please click here to learn about the school’s current exam format.
Address: Henley-on-Thames RG9 4BW
Admissions Office: [email protected] or 0118 9405 221
Open Mornings at Shiplake College typically consist of a pupil-led tour of the campus, chat with staff over refreshments and a speech by the Head. The events take place in May and November.
Headmaster’s Lunch is an open event during which you will have lunch with the Head and tour the school. You should attend this event without your son.
Individual visits, including a meeting with the Head / senior staff member and a pupil-led tour of facilities, can be arranged with the Admissions Team.
Shiplake College » The Assessment: Online Reasoning Test
As part of the assessment process to join in Year 7, your child will be asked to complete an online assessment similar to CEM Select, which measures your child’s Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning abilities. CEM Select is created by the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), which is a part of Cambridge Assessment.
Here are some key facts about the CEM Select assessment:
– It contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and auto-completes.
– It is divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions to do well.
– The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.
– The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.
– The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.
Click here to view a list of schools that use the CEM Select test as part of their admissions process.
Shiplake College Online Reasoning Test » Preparation Tips
At Pretest Plus, we believe that a little preparation can go a long way to improving a student’s confidence and performance in entrance examinations.
We provide online practice tests and a skill specific test which focus on helping students familiarise themselves with the exact types of questions that they will be asked in their assessment.
There’s no doubt that familiarisation with the CEM Select format, question types and timings will increase your child’s confidence ahead of their actual assessment.
Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient.
Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.
Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group.
We also provide the option to take our CEM Select practice tests with 25% extra time. However, we only recommend choosing this option if you are sure your child will qualify for this extra time in the actual test.
We have five full-length CEM Select practice tests available. Each of them is pitched at the same difficulty level so you can use them to benchmark your child’s progress over time.
Our Skill Practice product consists of focused tests that allow your child to target specific question formats that appear in the CEM Select. They are an efficient way to improve skills and boost scores quickly.
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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of CEM Select or any other test publisher.
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