CEM 11 Plus

Kent 11+  -  Children's Educational Material 11+ TM
 

Kent has a number of selective schools and partially-selective schools that use the Kent 11+ test from GL Assessment  ®. Some schools use the Medway and Shepway test from CEM ® Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring ® as do the The Harvey & Mayfield schools. 11+ tests are not tutor-proof and are easy to prepare for. Complete solutions are available using WordBuilder.co.uk and CoolCleverKids.co.uk

Courses for C.E.M. 11+ tests.  Online content & pdf mocks papers included. Click for details.

 

The Kent11plus website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams and Children's Educational Material (CEM) for the 11+.

2020 Year 7 Entry for Kent Grammar Schools

Registration Register between 3 June and 3 July 2020
Test Dates 10 September 2020 for children who go to school in Kent  TBC
12 September 2020 for children who go to school outside of Kent. These have an advantage as they learn content via Kent children and tutors.  TBC
Results Thursday 15th October 2020
Test Supplier GL Assessment ®
English (5 mins practice + 25 minutes): Comprehension & Literacy
Mathematics (5 mins practice + 25 minutes) &
Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning (30 minutes each)
There is also a writing test (40 minutes)

The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.

The first test will be an English and Maths paper and will take 1 hour. Each section will involve a 5 minute practice exercise followed by a 25 minute test. The English section will involve a comprehension exercise as well as some additional questions drawn from a set designed to test literacy skills.

The second test will be a reasoning paper. It will take about 1 hour, including the practice sections and questions. It will contain a verbal reasoning section and a non-verbal reasoning section of roughly the same length. The non-verbal reasoning will be split into short sections, administered and timed individually.

There will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time.


Your child will take the test in year 6 of primary school.

Your child will get three standardised scores, 1 for English, 1 for maths and 1 for reasoning.

Standardisation is a statistical process which compares your child's performance with the average performance of other children in each test. A slight adjustment is made to take into account each child's age so that the youngest are not at a disadvantage.

Grammar school threshold 2016

To be given a grammar school assessment, children need to get a total score of 320 or more, with no single score lower than 106. The lowest possible score is 69 and the highest is 141 on each test. The highest possible total score is 423.

If your child did not reach this threshold score and their primary school referred their case to the local Head Teacher Assessment panel, their written piece will have been looked at. The panel will also have looked at their achievement in school and examples of their work before a final decision was made.

Kent Test scores report

In response to a number of Freedom of Information requests, we have produced a report which shows the number of children who scored each total score, broken down by district and gender. The tabs in the report show grammar school and high school assessed pupils, as well as a total of both.


Where children have been assessed suitable for grammar school via their local Head Teacher Assessment panel, their score may be below the 320 total score threshold. Children may also score higher than 320, but still be assessed as suitable for high school in cases where 1 or more of their individual scores were below 106.

The Kent Test familiarisation booklet (PDF, 2.6 MB) gives a description of the different parts of the test and advice on approaching the types of questions asked.


Kent Grammar Schools

Kent Grammar School PAN
Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury (mixed) 150
Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne (boys) 120
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School (mixed) 180
Cranbrook School, Cranbrook (mixed) 30
Dane Court Grammar School, Broadstairs (mixed) 165
Dartford Grammar School, Dartford (boys) 180
Dartford Grammar School for Girls (girls) 180
Dover Grammar School for Boys, Dover (boys) 120
Folkestone School for Girls, Folkestone (girls) 120
Gravesend Grammar School, Gravesend (boys) 150
The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone (boys) Kent/Shepway Test 150
Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne (girls) 120
Highworth Grammar School for Girls, Ashford (girls) 184
Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone (girls) 192
Maidstone Grammar School, Maidstone (boys) 205
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone (girls) 180
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend (girls) Kent/CEM 11+ Test 180
Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone (boys) 160
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Faversham (mixed) 140
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury (boys) 120
Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls, Canterbury (girls) 165
Sir Roger Manwood's School, Sandwich (mixed) 142+8 boarding
The Judd School, Tonbridge (boys) 155
The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford (boys) 180
The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells (boys) 150
Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge (girls) 180
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells (boys) 180
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells (girls) 140
Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge (girls) 265
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Wilmington (boys) 150
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington (girls) 150

 

11+ Preparation


Areas tested include English (Vocabulary: synonyms & antonyms; Comprehension; Cloze passages/text; Jumbled sentences); Mathematics including data processing, and Non-verbal reasoning.

There is no evidence any 11+ tests are tutor proof, nor tuition and preparation does not confer an advantage – the opposite is true.

Recommended Preparation Material.


1. English and Verbal Reasoning is covered at WordBuilder.co.uk

  PDF downloads from the shop at: Kent11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Booklet

Price

a. Ultimate Verbal Reasoning. 1,800 questions.

£5.99

b. Common Synonyms and Antonyms for 11+ & KS2 Sats (over 1,000 entries).

£4.99

c. Common Words With Multiple Meanings for 11+ & KS2 Sats (350 entries).

£1.99

d. Common Misspelled Words at Year 6 - KS2 & 11+ (over 250 words).

£1.49


2. Maths is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

PDF downloads from the shop at: Kent11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Lesson Notes

Price

a: Ratio and Proportion Unit Method (Lesson Notes).

99p

b: Percentages (simple percentages) Lesson Notes.

99p

c: Percentage Multipliers Lesson Notes.

99p

d: Rules for Multiples of Numbers (Lesson Notes).

99p


3. NVR (Non-verbal Reasoning) is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR) Booklet

Price

Ultimate NVR: over 30 different types of NVR familiarisation questions.

£9.95


4. Mock Tests: Use Mocks in the Shop at: Kent11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Mock Test

Price

1. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 1. MF Test A & B. (Use as first test during Year 5).

£6.95

2. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 2. MF Test A & B. (Use as second test during Year 5).

£6.95

3. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 3. MF Test A & B. (Use as third test during Year 5).

£6.95

4. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 1. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

5. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 2. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

6. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 3. MF Test A & B. Similar to SWW 2 Jul 13.

£6.95

7. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 4. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF). 

£6.95

 
11+ Testing & Scores

Your child will take the test in year 6 of primary school..

Your child will get three standardised scores, 1 for English, 1 for maths and 1 for reasoning.

Standardisation is a statistical process which compares your child's performance with the average performance of other children in each test. A slight adjustment is made to take into account each child's age so that the youngest are not at a disadvantage.

To be given a grammar school assessment, children need to get a total score of 320 or more, with no single score lower than 106. The lowest possible score is 69 and the highest is 141 on each test. The highest possible total score is 423.

Kent 11+ Test
The test is set by: GL Assessment ®
 
  • English (5 mins practice + 25 minutes): Comprehension & Literacy
  • Mathematics (5 mins practice + 25 minutes) &
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning (30 minutes each)
  • There is also an extended reading test.
  • There will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time.
Free familiarisation booklets are available from this site and practice mocks are available from the shop.
CEM Centre for Evaluation
& Monitoring® CEM 11+ ® Tests
  • No official practice papers available
  • Short familiarisation papers provided
  • Instructions played via CD
  • Most tests comprise of two 50 minutes tests answered in a separate answer sheet
  • Mixture of multiple choice and marking a number on answer sheets
  • Similar tests to GL Assessments®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
GL Assessments®
(NFER®) 11+ Selection Tests
  • Practice papers available
  • Kent County Council provides a long familiarisation paper
  • Multiple choice format.
  • No claim that children do not need to prepare or practice or claim test is tutor-proof
  • Similar to tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
11+ Children's Educational
Material Recommendation

English and Verbal Reasoning:
WordBuilder
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Maths &
Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR):

CoolCleverKids
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk

11+ Practice Papers from
Children’s Educational Material for the 11+
are available from the shop.
Word lists, lesson notes and `Ultimate NVR` questions are available from the shop.

Free material on this website.

11+ Tourism: Free Mock Tests

Under the Greenwich ruling all children, of the appropriate age, have a legal right to take any 11+ exam set by any authority and cannot be denied the opportunity to sit an exam solely on the basis of their address.

The Office of the School Adjudicator (OSA) confirmed the right to use tests as free mocks and the right to take tests late. A Head Teacher of a grammar school has confirmed in writing: `Legally I cannot stop you entering your child for our test.'  Late testing is also a legal right.

Many regions do not have catchment areas. Taking 11+ exams outside home catchments does not prejudice the balance and fairness of the testing, as tests are different. To make such a claim would imply a defunct testing process.

Note: Taking a "free mock" will cost the school money. But one would expect financially astute schools to consider the financial implications of setting an early test date. Common sense dictates an earlier test is likely to be used as a "free mock" and this has been well known to occur for many years. . Many object to this strategy when it is a legal right. We cannot image why, as if the test is resistant to prepping, what difference would free mocks make? We believe there is no evidence that any 11+ test is resistant to prepping and practise will simply improve performance.
 
11+ Exam Dates around England

Gloucestershire Consortium; London Borough of Redbridge; Reading & Slough Consortium;
Chelmsford County High School (CCHS); Heckmondwike School
and the Trafford Consortium

2021 Entry
Test Date: Saturday 12th September, 2020
Monday 14th September, 2020
and Monday 21st September, 2020

SATURDAY 12th September 2020
Gloucestershire 11+         
High School for Girls; Marling School; Pate`s Grammar School; Ribston Hall High School; Stroud High School; The Crypt School
Register 1st June 2020 - noon 30th June 2020. Results: 12 October 2020.
Slough Consortium 11+
Herschel Grammar School; Langley Grammar School; St Bernard`s Convent School, and Upton Court Grammar School
Reading Consortium 11+
Kendrick School and Reading School
London Borough of Redbridge 11+
Ilford County High School; Woodford County High School
Other Individual Schools
Chelsmford County High  School for Girls   (CCHS)

Compromised test - questions known from above)
Test Date 14th September, 2020

BHP Consortium

Heckmondwike Grammar School, Backup & Rawtenstall Grammar & Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Trafford Consortium 
Altrinham Grammar School, Sale Grammar School, Stetford Grammar School & Urmston Grammar School
 

  Always tick the box to share results with all regions

Dame Alice Owen's School
Tuesaday 1st September 2020 
(Verbal Reasoning only)

&

South West Herts 11+ Consortium  (SWHC)
Saturday 5th September, 2019

2021 Entry
 

South West Herts Consortium Schools
GL Assessment Test
Bushey Meads School

Parmiter`s School

Queen School

Rickmansworth School

St Clement`s Dane`s School

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Watford Grammar School for Girls.

Kent Grammar Schools Shepway Test


(CEM Select
computer based test)
and English written test


2021 Entry

Register 9am Monday 1st June 2020
to 4pm Monday 6th July 2020


Test Date Saturday 12th September, 2020


Dover Grammar School

Folkstone Grammar School 

Harvey Grammar School

Mayfield Grammar School

Results 8th October 2020

Note many Kent schools use tests from GL Assessment ®

Birmingham Consortium 11+  &
Warwickshire Consortium 11+


2021 Entry

Test Date: Saturday 12th Sept, 2020.  Supplementary Date: Sun 13th Sept 2020
 (for Jewish & Seven Heavens faiths who object to Saturday testing and those unable to sit on the first date).

Additional Dates for Warwickshire: Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd Sept, 2020, 
and week commencing 4 Jan 2021 and 1st March 2021


Grammar Schools In Birmingham

Bishop Vesey`s Grammar School;  Handsworth Grammar School; King Edward VI Aston School; King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys School; King Edward VI Camp Hill Girl`s School; King Edward VI Five Ways School;  King Edward VI Handsworth School and Sutton Coldfield Girl`s School    
         
Warwickshire Grammar Schools

Alcester Grammar School ; King Edward VI Camp Grammar School; Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls; Lawrence Sheriff School; Rugby High School; Ashlawn Selective School (bilateral school) *

* Has a separate Modern Foreign Language Test. MFL test is not an 11+ test, but a route in to the grammar stream.

Registration: 5th May 2020 to 26th June 2020 (noon)
Results: 12th October, 2020
Always tick the box to share results with both regions.

London Borough of Bexley 11+

2021 Entry



Test Date: Tuesday 15th September, 2020 morning &
afternoon for non-Bexley primary school children


Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 morning for Bexley primary school children


Registration Dates: 5th May 2020 to 10th July 2020


Beths Grammar School

Bexley Grammar School

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Townley Grammar School

Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (Bucks 11+)

20211 Entry  is a GL Assessment Test


Registration: 3pm, 5th May 2020 to 3pm,
25th June 2020
(for children outside Bucks only).
 Bucks children do not need to register)

Preparation Test: Tuesday 8th September, 2020


Transfer Test Date: 10th September, 2020


Results: Wednesday 16th October, 2020

Aylesbury Grammar School; Aylesbury High School; Beconsfield High School; Burham Grammar School; Dr Challoner`s Grammar School; Dr Challoner`s High School; Chesham Grammar School ; John Hampden Grammar School; Royal Grammar School; Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School;
Sir William Borlase`s Grammar; The Royal Latin School & Wycombe High School
 

Bucks have now moved back to

GL Assessment tests

Ashlawn Selective (Warwickshire)

Aptitude Test for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

*** NOT an 11+ selective test ***


2021 Entry

A back door route as children are taught alongside the selective stream.
High KS2 SATs scores are also a backdoor route in to the selective stream.

Note: once you are in the grammar stream, you can be removed from the stream in some subjects so there is no guarantee of a grammar school education. Some people do not consider this bilateral school providing a "real" grammar school education for this reason.

Candidates can also take the Warwickshire 11+


Saturday 19th Sept, 2020

Register by 8th June 2020 to 12th July 2020
 

No free mocks for the MFL test

But, take the Warwickshire 11+ on 12th September, 2020

Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton 11+ Consortium

Torbay & Devon 11+ Consortium

Bishop Wordsworth's School (Wiltshire)



2021 Entry

Bishop Wordsworth's School (Wiltshire): Saturday 12 September 2020

Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Consortium: Monday 14 September 2020
                          
Adams Grammar School; Newport Girls' High School;
Queen Mary's Grammar; School Queen Marys High School,
Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Torbay & Devon 11+ Consortium: Saturday 19 September 2020

Churston Ferrers Grammar; Torquay Boys' Grammar; Torquay Girls' Grammar,
and Colyton Grammar School


Always tick the box to share results with both regions.

Medway 11+ CEM Consortium

Mathematics & Verbal Reasoning
(NVR is not tested)

2021 Entry

                         
Holcombe Grammar School for Boys; Chatham Grammar School for Girls; Fort Pitt Grammar School (for Girls); Rainham Mark Grammar School (Gillingham - Mixed); Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (Rochester, Boys); The Howard School (Rainham, Boys); The Rochester Grammar School (Girls)


Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th, September 2020

CoolCleverKids
11+ Maths and NVR
CoolCleverKids.co.uk

The Maths site with NVR (Non-verbal reasoning) for Sats and 11+ preparation. Ideal for primary school education and selective school exams. Maths lesson notes; worksheets; presentations; games, & tests auto marked with explanations.

WordBuilder
11+ English & VR
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Verbal reasoning and English for the 11+, Sats and private/independent school entrance exams as well as primary school. Spellings; definitions; meanings; synonyms; antonyms; cloze passages; jumbled sentences & comprehension.

Sats Papers
Year 2-6 & 11+
www.SatsPapers.org.uk


Information relating to Sats Tests. Free downloads of Sats papers covering Year 2 to 6 with no registration. Prepare for Year 6 level 3-5, level 6 & 11+ tests. Download the latest phonics tests.
ATA React
Free Android App
Google Play


Fun FREE Android App to test your thinking and reaction speed. Four fun games: colours; shapes; numbers and next letter. Stores score history. Ideal for Sats & 11+ fun whilst you prepare. Download from Google Play.

 

 
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11+ English (Verbal Reasoning)
online preparation with


Spellings; Vocabulary; Synonyms; Antomyms; Conundrums; Cloze Passages; Comprehension, and Jumbled up sentences. Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.WordBuilder.co.uk
 
 
11+ Maths (Numerical Reasoning)
and NVR online preparation with


Free maths question generator
Lesson notes; presentations (videos); worksheets; games; Sats style tests from Year 2 to 6 including mental maths audio tests; private school 11+ tests, and CEM style past questions.
Now includes Non-verbal Reasoning.
Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk
 
 

The 11+ information site
Helping children pass the 11+
Free advice and resources with
recommendations for preparation.
 

Children’s Educational Material 11+
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7641 6970 
Email: cemelevenplus@gmail.com
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