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The 11+ Exam Explained

The 11 plus exam for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are no longer very similar. The Buckinghamshire exam board changed recently, for September 2019 entry onwards (2018 testing). Please click on on the tabs below for further details.

Berkshire 

The 11+ Exam

The 11+ entrance examination in Berkshire is provided by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham. The examination consists of two separate papers, each of approximately 45-50 minutes duration, containing a variety of questions which will test Verbal Reasoning (which will include an English comprehension section), Numerical Reasoning and Non-Verbal ability. Questions on both papers have a range of answer formats. Pupils indicate their answers on a separate answer sheet which is marked by a computer and must be filled in exactly as directed in the instructions. The qualification mark for Berkshire is 111. The weighting for each subject is shown below:

Verbal Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Non Verbal Reasoning

Weight: 50%

Weight: 30%

Weight: 20%

Reading Comprehension

Short Maths (mental arithmetic)

Analogies

Definitions, Synonyms and Antonyms

Long Maths (multi-part questions)

Matrices

Partial Words

 

Series

Shuffled Sentences

 

Similarities

Cloze Passage

 

Odd One Out

Odd Word Out

 

3D and Spatial

 

   

Buckinghamshire 

The 11+ Exam

The test provider for Bucks is now GL Assessment (the former provider was CEM). There are two 45-60 minute tests; each test will consist of a mixture of questions of the different topics in multiple choice format. Both tests will consist of Verbal Reasoning (which will include an English skills and comprehension section), Numerical and Non-verbal reasoning. The qualification mark for Buckinghamshire is 121. The weighting for each subject is shown below:

Verbal Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Non Verbal Reasoning

Weight: 50%

Weight: 25%

Weight: 25%

Reading Comprehension

Short Maths (mental arithmetic)

Analogies

Definitions, Synonyms and Antonyms

Long Maths (multi-part questions)

Matrices

English Skills (SPAG)

 

Series

21 Technique Types (Including coding)

 

Similarities 

Cloze Passage

 

Odd One Out

Odd Word Out

 

Codes

Partial Words

  3D and Spatial

 

Click here for more details of the recent change to the Buckinghamshire Grammar School entrance exam