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About the Kent test, The Kent test is designed to assess whether grammar school is a suitable option for. you The questions in the test have been designed and written by experts in order to. see how you perform using different types of reasoning skills and also to test your. ability in English and maths, The Kent test is in two separate booklets one called Reasoning which contains. questions which test your verbal non verbal and spatial skills and the other called. English Maths Both booklets contain timed tests which consist of a series of. multiple choice questions You read the questions in the test booklet and choose your. answer which you put on a separate answer sheet that can be marked by a computer. General information about the test session,On the day you take your tests you will need to. make sure you read the instructions on the front of the test booklet. listen carefully to the instructions read out by the invigilator They will guide you. through the test process, check that your name and date of birth are correctly shown on the answer sheet. There are some places in the tests where you will be asked to stop working and not. turn the page until the invigilator tells you to, At the bottom of each page in the test booklets are instructions telling you.
Do not turn over until you are told to do so,Please go on to the next page. or whether you have reached the end of the section test. END OF REASONING TEST, Be sure to keep your place on the separate answer sheet You should always check. that you are marking your answer in the box that has the same number as the test. The Reasoning Test,What will I be tested on, The Reasoning Test looks at how well you can work out and apply rules and. relationships between words numbers and shapes You will use certain skills to. The first important reasoning skill is noticing the relationship between things The. second is working out a new example of how that relationship can be created It. will be of help if you can pay attention to fine details distinguish what is important. from what is not important and think through the information you have been given. without forgetting the bits that matter Reasoning like this is important in a wide. range of school subjects,The Reasoning Test itself has three sections. One testing how well you can think using words and symbols verbal reasoning. One testing how well you can think about relationships between shapes and. patterns non verbal reasoning, One testing how well you can manipulate shapes and space in your head spatial.
Using these tests together gives a reliable overall picture of your reasoning ability. How long does the test last,The whole test takes around 1 hour. The verbal reasoning section of the test has a timed practice section of 10. minutes The test itself takes 20 minutes, The non verbal and spatial reasoning tests are divided into subtests smaller. sections each of which starts with an untimed practice section which you will go. through with the invigilator The questions themselves are timed with each of the. subtests taking 4 5 minutes to complete, Remember there will be times when you need to sit and listen to instructions to. wait for other pupils in the room to finish or to stop when you are told to and hand. in your answer sheet,What kind of questions will be asked. The verbal reasoning test contains questions where you may have to think about. words letters and numbers If you find numbers in a verbal reasoning question they. aren t there to test your mathematics they are being used as symbols and you are. asked to find out the relationship between them so that for example you can. predict what the next one will be Some questions look at the relationship between. symbols such as numbers or letters and some look at the relationship between. Non verbal reasoning asks you to look at the relationship between shapes their. similarities and differences as well as identifying changes between shapes shown in. sequence For instance a shape may be rotated or increased in size Some questions. may also involve codes where you have to match parts of a shape with a letter or. letters Non verbal reasoning questions test how well you deal with new and unusual. information without using words Spatial reasoning questions are similar but also. test how well you can picture a shape and move it around in your head. Where do I write my answers, You will be given a separate answer sheet on which you have to mark the correct.
answer by drawing a line with your pencil through the small rectangular box beside. it like this, There is a sample answer sheet on page 15 which you can use now to record your. answers to the practice questions which follow over the page It also has the answers. to the example questions already filled in so you can see exactly how to do it. Reasoning Example and Practice Questions, Below are some examples of the sort of reasoning questions which you could meet in. the Kent test with the correct answer filled in for you on the sample answer sheet on. page 15 so that you can see how to do it There are also some further practice questions. which don t have the answers filled in so that you can practise working them out for. yourself and filling in the answer sheet The correct answers for the practice questions. and a brief explanation of the solution are provided at the end pages 16 and 17. Not all of the question types illustrated here will necessarily be included in the Kent test. and the test will also include types not shown here. Verbal Reasoning, In these questions the same letter must fit into both sets of brackets to complete the word. in front of the brackets and begin the word after the brackets. dis urt muc ole,A p B h C e D s E k, The answer is h the four new words are dish hurt much and hole and this has. been marked on the answer sheet on page 15 Now try the practice question below. 1 Practice,rea ace fee ost,A f B r C p D m E l, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet.
In these questions there are two pairs of words, Only one of the five possible answers will go equally well with both these pairs. fall stumble journey outing,A holiday B travel C drop D trip E trap. The answer is trip The word trip can mean losing your balance fall stumble and. also going somewhere e g on a holiday journey outing This has been marked on. the answer sheet on page 15 Now try the practice question over the page. 2 Practice,variety type arrange classify,A kind B tidy C deal D sort E style. Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. Spatial Reasoning, These questions contain hidden shapes The shape on the left is the target The. target is hidden in one of the five shapes to the right of the line It is exactly the. same size and same way round where it is hidden All of the sides of the target. must be visible in the shape where it is hiding Choose which of the five shapes. contains the hidden target and mark its letter on your answer sheet. The answer is e The hidden target is shown in bold below so that you can clearly see. this and the answer e has been marked on the answer sheet on page 15. Now try the practice question below,3 Practice, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet.
Non Verbal Reasoning, To the left in the row of shapes below there are five squares arranged in order. One of these squares has been left empty Find which one of the five squares on. the right should take the place of the empty square and mark its letter on your. answer sheet,4 Example Complete the series, The answer is a This series has two rules Firstly the triangle flips over to point up. then down then up etc Secondly the striped bar moves down a row each time until. it gets to the bottom of the triangle when it moves up again Therefore the missing. shape must be a triangle pointing down with the striped bar two rows down The. answer a has been marked on the answer sheet on page 15 Now try the practice. question below,4 Practice, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. 5 Example Find the odd one out, In each of the rows below there are five figures Find the figure in each row that is. most unlike the other four and mark its letter on your answer sheet. The answer is b because all of the shapes are divided in half with one half striped. except b which has more than a half striped so b is the odd one out This has been. marked on the answer sheet on page 15 Now try the practice question below. 5 Practice, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet.
The English Maths Test,What will I be tested on, The English Maths test looks at your skill in these subjects sometimes also called. literacy and numeracy drawing on what you have been taught in lessons. How long does the test last, The whole test takes around 1 hour with 25 minutes for the English section plus 5. minutes practice and 25 minutes for the Maths section plus 5 minutes practice. What kind of questions will be asked, In the English test some questions will show you a sentence with a word or words. missing and let you pick the best word to complete it Other questions will ask you. to spot the mistake in a sentence You will also be asked to read a passage and then. answer a series of questions based on the passage, The maths test contains a series of multiple choice questions covering a variety of. topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6 A small number of questions. are based on things you will have been taught but may be more difficult than you. are used to This is so you can show how you use the maths skills you already have to. solve new kinds of problem,Where do I write my answers.
You will be given a separate answer sheet on which you have to mark the correct. answer by drawing a line with your pencil through the small rectangular box beside. it like this, There is a sample answer sheet on page 15 which you can use now to record your. answers to the practice questions which follow over the page It also has the answers. to the example questions already filled in so you can see exactly how to do it. English Maths Example and Practice Questions, Below are some examples of the sort of English and Maths questions which you. could meet in the Kent test with the correct answer filled in for you on the sample. answer sheet on page 15 so that you can see how to do it There are also some. further practice questions which don t have the answers filled in so that you can. practise working them out for yourself and filling in the answer sheet The correct. answers for the practice questions and a brief explanation of the solution are. provided at the end pages 16 and 17, Not all of the question types illustrated here will necessarily be included in the Kent test. and the test will also include types not shown here. In this question you have to choose the best word or group of words to complete the. sentence so that it makes sense and is written in correct English You should choose one. of the five answers and mark its letter on the answer sheet below. The letter was stained and crumpled but in the bright moonlight I could still. reed wrote red read write almost every word, The answer is d because read is the word that makes the best sense in the sentence. as a whole Reed red and wrote don t make sense grammatically whereas. write is grammatically correct but doesn t make as much sense as read does. in the sentence as a whole Therefore read is the correct answer and d has been. marked on the answer sheet on page 15 Now try the practice question below. 6 Practice, Johnny jumped under over across on in a muddy puddle and.
splashed my new coat, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. Read this passage carefully then answer the questions that follow. 1 The giant panda is a bear native to south central China It has a black and white coat. and is easily recognized by the large distinctive black patches around its eyes over. the ears and across its round body Scientists think that the bold colouring provides. effective camouflage for the pandas in their snowy and rocky habitat The giant. 5 panda s thick woolly coat keeps it warm in the cool forests of its habitat Pandas can. be four to six feet long and male pandas can weigh up to 160 kg which is about the. same as two humans, Please answer these questions Look at the passage again if you need to. You should choose the best answer and mark its letter on your answer sheet. 7 Practice, Why do scientists think pandas have a black and white coat. Pandas have a black and white coat,A to attract other pandas. B to make it easier to spot pandas,C to keep pandas cool in the summer.
D so that pandas blend in with their environment,E so that pandas look different from other bears. Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. Now answer the following question about the meaning of words as they are used in. the passage,8 Practice, large distinctive black patches around its eyes line 2. Which of the following is closest in meaning to distinctive. A coloured,C circular,D protective,E spectacular, Work out the correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. 9 Practice,I think of a number,I then double it,Next I subtract 6. Familiarisation Booklet This familiarisation booklet is designed for pupils who plan to take 2017 the Kent 11 test this year It will help to familiarise you with

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