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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 for September 2019 entry (2018 testing) and all exams after this date. 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 in duration, containing a variety of questions which will test English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, 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 an optical reader 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:

English

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

Verbal Reasoning

   

Buckinghamshire 

The 11+ Exam

The test provider for Bucks is now GL Assessment. There are two 45-60 minute tests; each test will consist of a mixture of questions of the different topics in multiple choice format. The first paper consists of English Comprehension, SPAG and Verbal Reasoning questions. The second paper consists of Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Maths. The qualification mark for Buckinghamshire is 121. The weighting for each subject is shown below:

English & Verbal Reasoning

Maths

Non Verbal Reasoning

Weight: 50%

Weight: 25%

Weight: 25%

Reading Comprehension

Short Maths (mental arithmetic)

Analogies

Vocabulary

Worded Problems

Matrices

English Skills (SPAG)

 

Series

Verbal Reasoning

 

Similarities 

 

 

Odd One Out

 

 

Codes

 

  3D and Spatial