CEM 11 Plus
Children's Educational Material for the 11+
The eleven plus information site providing Children's Educational Material for the 11+ covering 11 plus grammar school entrance exams in England from CEM ® Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring ® , GL Assessment ®, Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) and CSSE.
This 11plus website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams and Children's Educational Material (CEM) for the 11+. This site includes advice on how to prepare for 11plus exams in England and material suitable for preparation for 11 plus and SATs tests. This includes 11+ tests from GL Assessment®; CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®; Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE); Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB), as well as others including independent schools.

This is NOT the official website of CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® or the University of Durham® and this site has no connection or association with either organisation. The CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® does NOT sell any preparation material to the public nor does it endorse any products and it does not deal directly with the public and admits there is no evidence tests are "tutor proof" or tests "innate" ability. They are claimed to simply test cognitive ability.
11+ Test Information

11+ Exams

There are numerous organisations that create entrance exams for secondary school admission. The main two players are CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring®, at the University of Durham® and GL Assessment®.

CEM Centre is one of the largest independent providers of educational assessment and monitoring systems in the world and sets secondary school entrance assessments (widely referred to as selective entrance or 11+ exams) for various English grammar schools and regions, including Bexley; BirminghamBuckinghamshire;CCHS (Essex); Gloucestershire; Henrietta Barnett & LatymerReadingRedbridgeShropshire; Slough; WalsallWarwickshire, and Wolverhampton.

GL Assessment
® (formally National Foundation for Educational Research®) is another supplier. Every year GL Assessment® constructs new, custom-made selection tests for many schools and Local Authorities. Although GL Assessment® is the copyright holder of the tests, it is the property of the commissioning school or Local Authority for the duration of use.

Both tests are easy to prepare for using WordBuilder.co.uk and CoolCleverKids.co.uk

 

Purchase Mock Exams from the Shop

Past eleven plus papers set by CEM Centre® in Durham are not released and cannot be purchased. Usually, two weeks before the test, applicants receive a sample sheet containing example questions.

The new tests from GL Assessment® are similar in to tests from the University of Durham®  as far as content is concerned. The move is towards a rich vocabulary, curriculum maths (level 5 and 6) and NVR. The difficulty is tailored for GL 11+ (Grade Level 11+).
 
CEM 11+ TM has constructed four practice CEM 11+ TM mock exams. These CEM 11 plus TM mock test packs consists of two 50 minute papers as well as answers and are available from the shop.

These are NOT endorsed or associated with CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® who do not provide preparation material. They are also suitable for the new GL Assessment® and ISEB selection tests.

Warwickshire and Birmingham Consortium

For 2016, Warwickshire shares Birmingham 11+ Consortium test, so 5000 Birmingham students and 2000 Warwickshire students can pass on content to late Warwickshire sitters. The shared test will now require students to mark answers on a separate answer sheet and no longer write answers in a booklet, increasing the chances of marking answers in the incorrect place as has occurred numerous times in other regions. If a test is shared, with other regions, always tick a box to share results with another areas as a backup plan. You have nothing to lose by doing so, and it could prove useful. You never know what may happen.

Recently, the Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby unlawfully withdrew a place of a child days before the end of year 6 despite the local authority refusing to withdraw the place on four occasions. Luckily the child was offered a place at Schools in two different areas (Walsall and Birmingham) as opposed to be left unplaced because of serious failings of this school. Unfortunately, the child displaced other innocent children, through no fault of his own when he moved straight to the top of waiting lists and was offered places. Play safe and share results with other schools and areas even if you have no intention of taking up a place in other areas.

 

Free Mock Exams

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.

All regions can sit the Walsall; Wolverhampton, and Shropshire 11+. Apart from children in this consortium and in Warwickshire all children can sit the Birmingham 11+.

We recommend all children, where possible, register for the Warwickshire 11+.

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+ tests are resistant to prepping and practise will simply improve performance.

Regional and National 11+ Exams

We believe the Warwickshire's three test dates compromises their 11+ as questions and content are leaked to late sitters and tuition centres are known to recreate questions, often for their weaker students. Out of area children can sit the tests very late with knowledge of content and move straight to the top of waiting lists. No party can discover the confidential contents of test papers prior to them being used for the first time. Once taken, children will and do discuss content amongst themselves and with parents and tutors, so information enters the public domain and the test is immediately compromised. Content is available on many sites including file sharing sites. This is why Year 6 Sats, GCSE and `A` level exams are not reused after the main testing date.

The Warwickshire 11+ is the main "free mock" for all.

It seems a matter of time before a single national 11+ test will be held.

NVR

Non-verbal Reasoning


Prepare for different types of NVR questions  using

ULTIMATE NVR

over 30 different types of NVR question examples
with explanations.

Available to download from the shop.

11+ Tests
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 has does not confer an advantage – the opposite is true.
 
There is a massive tuition culture, made worse by out reach programmes and pupil premium discrimination.

Birmingham Grammar Schools provide free preparation and material in the guise of an out reach programme for pupil premium qualified children. They refuse to share material with others. They also offer lower qualifying scores for these students. Is this fair?
11+ Tourism - a legal right to free mocks
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.
CEM Centre for Evaluation
& Monitoring® 11+ Tests
  • No official practice papers available
  • Buckinghamshire children sit a free familiarisation paper
  • Instructions played via CD
  • Most tests (2 x 50 mins) are answered in a separate booklet (except Walsall, Wolverhampton and Shropshire)
  • Mixture of multiple choice and marking a number on answer sheets
  • Similar tests to GL Assessments®
GL Assessments®
(NFER®) 11+ Selection Tests
  • Practice papers available in the old format
  • 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®
11+ Children's Educational
Material Recommendation

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

Maths &
Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR) www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk

11+ Practice Papers from
Children’s Educational Material for the 11+ are available from the shop.
Word lists and lesson notes are available from the shop.
Free material on this website.

Warwickshire 11+ tests are the main "free mocks" for 2017 entry.
If a test is shared, with other regions, always tick a box to share results with another areas as a backup plan. You have nothing to lose by doing so, and it could prove useful. You never know what may happen. Recently, the Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby unlawfully withdrew a place of a child days before the end of year 6 despite the local authority refusing to withdraw the place on four occasions. Luckily the child was offered a place at Schools in two different areas (Walsall and Birmingham) as opposed to be left unplaced because of serious failings of this school. Unfortunately, the child displaced other innocent children, through no fault of his own when he moved straight to the top of waiting lists and was offered places. Play safe and share results with other schools and areas even if you have no intention of taking up a place in other areas.
11+ Exam Dates

Gloucestershire Consortium; London Borough of Redbridge; Reading & Slough Consortium;
Chelmsford County High School (CCHS); Heckmondwike School; The Latymer School.

and the Trafford Consortium

2017 Entry Test D

Test Date: Saturday 10th September, 2016

Registration Dates: 1st May 2016 to 4pm 19th June 2016

Gloucestershire 11+         
High School for Girls; Marling School; Pate`s Grammar School; Ribston Hall High School; Stroud High School; The Crypt School
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), Heckmondwike Grammar School, and Latymer School      

Trafford Consortium 
(Compromised test - questions known from above)
Test Date 12th September, 2016

Altrinham Grammar School, Sale Grammar School, Stetford Grammar School & Urmston Grammar School
 Register 18th April, 2016 to noon 27th July, 2016

  Always tick the box to share results with all regions

FREE MOCKS

2nd Sep 2016 Henrietta Barnet School Test E
3rd Sep 2016 Dame Owen`s School Test F

Birmingham Consortium 11+  &
Warwickshire Consortium 11+


2017 Entry Test B
 

Test Date: Saturday 10th Sept, 2016.  Supplementary Date: Sun 11th Sept 16
 (for Jewish & Seven Heavens faiths who object to Saturday testing and those unable to sit on the first date).

Additional Dates for Warwickshire: Monday 19th Sept, 2016, 
Nov/Dec 2016 and Jan/Feb 2017


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: 9th May 2016 to 4pm Friday 8th July, 2016
Results: 14th October, 2016
Always tick the box to share results with both regions.

FREE MOCKS

2nd Sep 2016 Henrietta Barnet School Test D
3rd Sep 2016 Dame Alice Owen`s School Test F

The Henrietta Barnet School

 

2017 Entry Test E


Register from April 2016 to Wednesday 20th July, 2016
 

A 2 round testing process
 

Round 1:  Verbal & Numerical Reasoning
2nd September, 2016 (am and pm)

 


Supplementary Test 8th September, 2016
 


Round 2: English & Mathematics October 2016 (TBC)


Free Mocks
None.- this is the free mock for girls.
The first test unless the supplementary test is taken where the
Dame Alice Owen School test can be taken on 3rd September, 2016 Test F

Ashlawn Selective (Warwickshire)

Aptitude Test for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

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


2017 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 17th Sept, 2016

Alternative Date: 24th Sept, 2016


No free mocks for the MFL test


But, take the Warwickshire 11+ on 10th September, 2016

Kent Grammar Schools


2017 Entry Test H


Test Date 12th September, 2016


Dover Grammar School
Folkstone Grammar School 
Harvey Grammar School
Mayfield Grammar School

 

FREE MOCKS
The Henrietta Barnet School, 2nd September, 2016 Test E
Dame Alice Owen`s School: 3rd September, 2016 Test F
Slough/Reading 11+ 10th September, 2016  Test D
Warwickshire 11+ 11th September, 2016 (supplementary date) Test B


Note many Kent schools use tests from GL Assessment ®

 

Trafford Consortium

2017 Entry Test D to be confirmed
(compromised test as the same test taken on 10th Sept in Gloucestershire, Reading, Slough)


Test Date 12th September, 2016

Altrinham Grammar School
Sale Grammar School
Stetford Grammar School
Urmston Grammar School

 Register 18th April, 2016 to noon 27th July, 2016

FREE MOCKS
The Henrietta Barnet School, 2nd September, 2016 Test E
Dame Alice Owen`s School: 3rd September, 2016 Test F
Warwickshire 11+ 11th September, 2016 (supplementary date) Test B


Note many schools in Trafford use GL Assessment ®

Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (Bucks 11+)

2017 Entry  Test A


Registration: 3pm, 3rd May 2016 to 3pm, 30th June 2016
(for children outside Bucks. Bucks children do not need to register)
Preparation Test: Tuesday 13th September, 2016

Transfer Test Date: 15th September, 2016

Results: Wednesday 14th October, 2016

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
 

FREE MOCKS: 
The Henrietta Barnet School, 2nd September, 2016 Test E
Dame Alice Owen`s School: 3rd September, 2016 Test F
Slough/Reading 11+ 10th September, 2016  Test D
Warwickshire 11+ 11th September, 2016 (supplementary date) Test B
 

Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton 11+ Consortium

Torbay & Devon 11+ Consortium

Bishop Wordsworth's School (Wiltshire)


2017 Entry Test C

Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton 11+
Monday 19 September 2016
   
                          
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 17 September 2016


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

Always tick the box to share results with both regions.

FREE MOCKS
2nd Sep 2016 Henrietta Barnet School Test D
3rd Sep 2016 Dame Alice Owen`s School Test F
10th Sep, 2016 Birmingham/Warwickshire 11+ Test B
Buckinghamshire 11+ Test A

London Borough of Bexley 11+

2017 Entry Test G



Test Date: Tuesday 20th September, 2016 morning & afternoon for non-Bexley primary school children

Wednesday, 21st September, 2015 morning for Bexley primary school children

Registration Dates: 3rd May 2016 to 10th July 2016


Beths Grammar School
Bexley Grammar School
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Townley Grammar School


FREE MOCKS
The Henrietta Barnet School, 2nd September, 2016 Test E
Dame Alice Owen`s School: 3rd September, 2016 Test F
Slough/Reading 11+ 10th September, 2016  Test D
Warwickshire 11+ 11th September, 2016 (supplementary date) Test B
Buckinghamshire 11+ 15th September, 2016 Test A
Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton 11+, 19th September, 2016 Test C

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
 
 

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