11 Plus Test Preparation

General Introduction

The 11 Plus is a selective entrance examination for students in primary schools. All students were required to take the 11 Plus exam until the early 1970s, however it is no longer mandatory. Students planning to get enrolled in grammar schools and exclusive private schools usually take 11 plus exams to determine academic aptitude and potential.

NERRG Global Academy offers support to help students achieve the best results they are capable of, at their grammar school entry exams. We provide materials for both GL and CEM types of entry assessments, to make sure that all students 4rm every area of the UK are supported. This class accepts the Key Stage 2 (KS2) students for pupils aged 8 to 11 4rm year 4-6 as some students take their exams in year 5 and year 6.

The Two Boards for 11+ Exams

GL Assessment: The majority of UK grammar schools use the 11+ exams developed and administered by GL Assessment, formerly known as NFER.

CEM: The CEM 11+ test was designed by Durham University's Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring in response to concerns 4rm some grammar schools that the current 11+ exam system had grown overly predictable.

Which Exam Board Do I Fall Under?

CEM regions: Berkshire, Bexley, Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Wolverhampton & Wrekin

GL regions: Bromley, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire & Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northern Ireland

GL and CEM regions:Devon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Trafford, Wirral, Yorkshire

What Subjects Are Covered?

GL: GL encompass the four 11+ subjects (English, comprehension, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning/Spatial Awareness), and schools can select any combination of these to best suit their selection criteria. For instance, only verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning are tested in Lincolnshire, whereas Maths, English, and Verbal Reasoning are tested in Dorset.

CEM: CEM addresses Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, and Numerical Thinking. The term "Verbal Reasoning" actually refers to a variety of abilities examined on the GL English exam, including comprehension. Similarly, "Numerical Thinking" calls for the fundamental Maths abilities required for the GL exam.

The content of the KS2 National Curriculum is much more closely aligned with the CEM exam than it is with the GL Assessment for both Verbal and Numerical reasoning. Once more, specific areas and grammar schools can decide what subjects to test as part of their 11 plus exam.

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