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(Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
The range of ability, I think, is quite wide. In my year we had someone who took A Level Maths during his GCSE year, someone who consistently came near the top every year in competitions like MOG, someone who got a place at MIT, but also people were less academic (like myself) but enjoyed Maths a lot.
The questions are more similar to the UKMT than anything - but they aren't in someways. If the specimen paper is still online, do it, it shows the style of questions you will be asked - and once you've done it, go over the mark scheme carefully. Other than that, use UKMT papers. I think the content isn't supposed to go past KS3 level (or that's what they said when I sat it), so Intermediate papers should be fine.
I don't know how helpful this is, but honestly, just give it a shot - the worst thing that could happen is you won't get in (but you don't lose anything) and the best thing that could happen is that you get a place at a great school.
Good luck!
Thanks a lot, that's really helpful. I'm going to have to do some UKMT practice. I'm really good at the GCSE papers, but UKMT style always trips me up.
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I go to KCLMS and I would say the best thing to do is do the specimen paper because our entrance exam was extremely similar to it. Also when you said about types of questions they are the same as the specimen paper. Basically just do the specimen.
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HiI'll be sitting for KCLMS entrance exam in January 2019. Can you please suggest which books I should be referring and what kind of questions are normally asked in the test.Thank you in advance.
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HiI'll be sitting for KCLMS entrance exam in January 2019. Can you please suggest which books I should be referring and what kind of questions are normally asked in the test.Thank you in advance.
Why are you sitting it in January? I thought it was normally sat in December?
I would definitely do the specimen paper; as smurg001 said above the specimen paper and actual paper are very similar. You could also do ukmt questions if you wanted but you don’t necessarily need to be good at answering them to get in
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Hi did anyone sit the kclms paper today? How did you find it?
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yeah, I sat it. thought it was okay. managed to do about 3/4 of the questions. you?
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Hi did anyone sit the kclms paper today? How did you find it?
(Original post by unikw)
yeah, I sat it. thought it was okay. managed to do about 3/4 of the questions. you?
I would advise you not to discuss answers. Not everyone has sat the entrance exam yet so you could be giving them an unfair advantage over you in the admissions process.
Best of luck with the application
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I would advise you not to discuss answers. Not everyone has sat the entrance exam yet so you could be giving them an unfair advantage over you in the admissions process.
Best of luck with the application
Yes same I did about 3/4s as well. It was a difficult paper.
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I would advise you not to discuss answers. Not everyone has sat the entrance exam yet so you could be giving them an unfair advantage over you in the admissions process.
Best of luck with the application
Good shout, didn't cross my mind! thanks for reminding me!
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Good shout, didn't cross my mind! thanks for reminding me!
No problem, good luck- if you’ve got any questions then let me know:hugs:
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No problem, good luck- if you’ve got any questions then let me know:hugs:
Am I to assume you're a current student? or someone who's done the application before? If so, my main question would be how well do you have to have done to be in the running for a place?
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Am I to assume you're a current student? or someone who's done the application before? If so, my main question would be how well do you have to have done to be in the running for a place?
That's a very difficult question to answer as there is no way of really knowing how well you've done. Thy're not just looking for answers but also how you think/ tackle the problems. I thought I had done really badly on the exam but I'm now at King's. And we are current students. I thought I'd reply to you as I know Toastiekid is desperately trying to finish their Econ homework so probably wont reply tonight. Good luck with your application x
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That's a very difficult question to answer as there is no way of really knowing how well you've done. Thy're not just looking for answers but also how you think/ tackle the problems. I thought I had done really badly on the exam but I'm now at King's. And we are current students. I thought I'd reply to you as I know Toastiekid is desperately trying to finish their Econ homework so probably wont reply tonight. Good luck with your application x
Thanks for the encouragement! And @Toastiekid I hope you finish your homework before midnight!
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Thankyou , for that answer. Gives a glimmer of hope.
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That's a very difficult question to answer as there is no way of really knowing how well you've done. Thy're not just looking for answers but also how you think/ tackle the problems. I thought I had done really badly on the exam but I'm now at King's. And we are current students. I thought I'd reply to you as I know Toastiekid is desperately trying to finish their Econ homework so probably wont reply tonight. Good luck with your application x
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Am I to assume you're a current student? or someone who's done the application before? If so, my main question would be how well do you have to have done to be in the running for a place?
i am (sorry for the late response, smurg001 was correct in assuming i was doing my homework at the last minute again)
it's hard to say, when you sit the paper there is no indication of how many marks each question is worth and you don't at any point recieve a mark back from them- you just get an invitation to interviews or a rejection as far as i'm aware it's very focussed on the methods you use to solve the problem/how you approach them. i'd remember though that they're not just looking for people who can multiply things super speedily in their heads, they're looking for people who would potentially thrive in the school, people who have the potential to be great mathematicians (which is essentially why the interview stage exists). if you are a bit weird like me and read the admissions policy, in it they describe how there's a threshold mark type thing to get through to the interviews which they use to reduce the amount of applicants
i'm pretty sure most of us in our year thought we'd failed the entrance exam:lol:
best of luck (and i finished the homework at 10.15pm despite getting very distracted...)
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I received an email for interview today.
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also got an interview! woooh!
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Congrats, I also got an interview
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I received an email for interview today.
Well done you guys!!!! Good luck with the interviews x


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also got an interview! woooh!
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Congrats, I also got an interview
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Cheers, smurg! Hopefully it will go well!
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