CEM 11 Plus

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

The Buckinghamshire11plus.co.uk website provides advice and information about Buckinghamshire 11+ exams for the Bucks 11+ and Children's Educational Material for the 11+. The Bucks website includes advice on how to prepare for the Bucks eleven plus exams and material suitable for preparation.

Buckinghamshire has 13 selective grammar schools (4 boys, 4 girls and 5 mixed gender) and all children in the area take the 11+ test unless they opt out. It is not a super-selective region as it operates a distance based criteria for grammar school admission, subject to a regional automatic qualifying score of 121. The schools are backward as they still believe in catchment areas, with Dr Challoner`s Grammar School admissions policy being bizarre.

From 2018 the  schools will again use tests from GL Assessment. Complete solutions are available using WordBuilder.co.uk and CoolCleverKids.co.uk.


The Buckinghamshire11plus website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams and Children's Educational Material (CEM) for the 11+.

2021 Year 7 Entry for Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools

Registration.

3pm 5th May 2020 to 3pm 25th June 2020.
Bucks children in state schools need not register as they are automatically opted in. Out of area and private school children need to register.

Test Dates

Thursday 10th September 2020

A preparation test is held on Tuesday 8th September 2020 comprising of two tests lasting 25-30 minutes each, containing questions that are similar to the actual test. These preparation tests will not be marked.

Results

16th October 2020

Test Supplier

GL Assessment
Weighting is 50% for verbal ability,
30% for numerical ability
20% for non-verbal ability.

There will be a mix of different questions in each of the two test papers and the questions will be divided into timed sections. The invigilator will play a CD with complete instructions and timings for children sitting the tests. Each test lasts one hour including an introduction and worked examples, with 50 minutes for answering the questions. The questions will be multiple choice with answers marked on a separate answer sheet. There is a 30-minute break between papers.

The two Bucks eleven plus tests will be machine-marked. The tests will be in a multiple-choice format and the pupils will complete machine-readable answer sheets. Scores in both papers are added together and age standardised. The qualifying score is 121.

Two days before the test Buckinghamshire children sit two preparation papers each lasting about 25-30 minutes containing test items that mirror what they will find in the full tests. The purpose of this exercise is to give the pupils experience of test-taking conditions as well as giving them the opportunity to work through example test material. The preparation papers will not be marked or taken away from the school and will be destroyed after completion.

Qualifying Mark 121

Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools

School

Gender

PAN (Year 7)

Aylesbury Grammar School

Boys

186

Aylesbury High School

Girls

180

Beaconsfield High School

Girls

180

Burnham Grammar School 

Mixed

150

Chesham Grammar School

Mixed

180

Dr Challoners Grammar School

Boys

180

Dr Challoners High School

Girls

180

John Hampden Grammar School

Boys

150

Royal Grammar School

Boys

192 ( 182 + 10 boarders)

Royal Latin Grammar School

Mixed

174

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Mixed

150

Sir William Borlase School

Mixed

120

Wycombe High School

Girls

192

 

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11+ Preparation


Areas tested include English, Verbal Reasoning, 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: Buckinghamshire11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Booklet

Price

a. Ultimate Verbal Reasoning. 1,800 questions.Book 1

£5.99


b. Ultimate Verbal Reasoning. 800 questions.Book 2 for GL Assessment
 
£5.49

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

£4.99

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

£1.99

e. 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: Buckinghamshire11plus.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: Buckinghamshire11plus.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

8.  Letts GL Assessment Practice Mock Test Pack 1 [4 physical books]. Maths, English, VR & NVR {Click here to purchase with FREE P&P}

£36.95

9.  Letts GL Assessment Practice Mock Test Pack 1 [4 physical book]. Maths, English, VR & NVR {Click here to purchase with FREE P&P}
 
£36.95

Dr Challoner`s Grammar School Address Requirement


In order to qualify for admission under rules referring to the school’s catchment area, the applicant must have been resident at their home address continuously since 1 April of the year preceding proposed admission. b) If a family still owns a property within 20 miles of the school which has been the main family home, a property closer to the school will not be accepted as the basis for a legitimate residence qualification even if the former property is leased to a third party.

We believe this is unreasonable as it discriminates against out children who have moved in to the area and amounts local apartheid. Schools are funded by national taxation and not local taxation, so catchment areas are nothing more than a form of discrimination and backward.

Buckinghamshire Transfer Test

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper is approximately 50 minutes in duration and will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack.

Most questions are multiple choice and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

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. . The University of Durham® 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.

Click here for CEM 11+ entry test dates to see which tests can be used as a free mock exam)
 
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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