11 Plus Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequent Asked Questions

  • What is 11 Plus Exam?

    The 11 Plus is a selective entrance exam for secondary school. 11 Plus is the standard for both state-funded grammar schools and many private schools to identify the top academic performant children. The 11 Plus exam is taken towards the end of Year 5 or the beginning of Year 6 of primary school. 

  • What is covered in 11+ exam?

    There are four main subjects tested in 11 Plus exams: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, maths, and English. The combination of the subjects varies across the grammar schools and the layout of the papers and length of examinations also varies across different areas and exam boards.

  • What Exam boards are there for 11+?

    The two most common exam boards are CEM and GL. Some schools like Eaton, Westminster of Harrow set their own exams.

  • When does the 11 Plus exam take place?

    The date of the selection exam to a grammar school varies from area to area. Most grammar schools have their entrance exam in the months of September & October, with a few schools having exams in July. Independent grammar schools may set their exams during other times in the year. 

Where are the 11+ Schools?

The following state and private grammar schools demand 11+ examinations for entry