CEM 11 Plus
The 11+ information site providing Children's Educational Material for the 11+
covering 11+ grammar school entrance exams.
 

The Slough11plus.co.uk website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams for the Slough Grammar School Consortium and Children's Educational Material for the 11+. The Slough11plus.co.uk website includes advice on how to prepare for the Slough eleven plus exams and material suitable for preparation.

The Slough 11+ exams are for entrance in to four grammar schools, which are not just concerned with academic excellence, each school offers a wide range of extra curricular activities and pupils have opportunities to participate at all levels in sport, music and drama in addition to their academic and cultural education. They have recently adopted 11+ tests set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® at Durham University® (Durham 11+)

Slough 11+    The Slough Reading Grammar Schools

School
Lanley Grammar School (mixed)
Herschel Grammar School (mixed)
Upton Court Grammar (Slough) School (mixed)
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School (mixed)

The 11+ supplier for the Slough Grammar Schools is CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring®, at the University of Durham® which sets secondary school entrance assessments (widely referred to as selective entrance or 11+ exams) for various English grammar schools and regions, including Bexley; Birmingham; Buckinghamshire; CCHS (Essex); Gloucestershire; Henrietta Barnett & Latymer; Reading; Shropshire; Slough; Walsall; Warwickshire, and Wolverhampton. Their main competitor is NFER® (National Foundation for Educational Research®)  who construct new, custom-made selection tests for many schools and Local Authorities.

Children will sit two papers of approximately 50 minutes duration taking 60 minutes to administer. Each paper will contain a mixture of questions which will test verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability. The definition of verbal ability is wide and includes comprehension and reading skills. Each child will have a question booklet and a separate answer sheet. The question booklet will contain all the necessary instructions about taking the test and all the test questions. The invigilators will use a CD to take the children through the initial example questions, to play the instructions about starting and finishing the test, and to time any sub-sections of the test.

The claim is they will be tests for which no additional preparation is necessary. This does not mean preparation is not beneficial. Clearly, it will be extremely beneficial. Has anyone ever heard of a GCSE, A level or degree test in which preparation is not necessary? Why do schools prepare children for KS2 Sats tests?

CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring® claim they design their tests to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation. They do not produce commercially available practice materials and they advise that the best preparation for their tests is to read books and use mathematics on a regular basis. 

We do not believe the claim the tests are resistant to prepping or tutoring. Ask for evidence. We have not seen any. Our evidence is the opposite and we believe these tests substantially increases the amount of tuition and can easily be prepared for, as any other test.

Since CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® do not sell any preparation material to the public, material is hard to come by.

Fortunately, we have constructed practice mock tests suitable for CEM 11+ exams. These mock test packs consists of two 50 minute papers as well as answers and are available from the shop. Word Lists and maths lessons are also available in the shop. Obviously, these papers have no connection with CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® and are not endorsed by this unit at Durham University®.

The 2016 test date for 2017 entry is 10th September, 2016
 

11plus Area &
Registration Period
School Testing Dates Free Mock Tests
for 11+ Tourism

Henrietta Barnet

Register from April 2016 to Wednesday 20th July, 2016
The Henrietta Barnet School

Test E

02 Sep 2016
Round 1:  Verbal & Numerical Reasoning
2nd Sep, 2016 (am and pm)
Supplementary Test 8th September, 2016
Round 2: English & Mathematics Oct 2016
None

Exception:
Test D: 2nd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen School if taking supplementary test

South West Herts Consortium

Register
3rd May 2016 to 17th June 2016

and


Dame Alice Owen's School

Bushey Meads School
Parmiter's School
Queens School
Rickmansworth School
St Clement Dane's School
Watford Grammar School Boys
Watford Grammar School Girls

Dame Alice Owen's School

Test F

10 September 2016
Same test also held on
03 September 2016
so the test will be compromised
Test E: 2nd Sep 2016
Henrietta Barnet (girls)
 

Birmingham Consortium &
Warwickshire 11+  (shared test)

Register: 10th May 2016 to Friday 8th July 2016

Birmingham 11+

Results: Friday 14 October 2016

Warwickshire 11+

Ashlawn Aptitude Test for Modern Foreign Languages.
A `back door` route to be taught along side the selective stream.
High KS2 SATs scores are also a back door route in to the selective stream.
Note: once in the grammar stream, you can be removed from the stream in some
subjects so there is no
guarantee of a grammar education.

Birmingham Schools

Bishop Vesey's Grammar
Handsworth Grammar
Sutton Coldfield Girls'
King Edward VI:
Aston
Camp Hill Girls' School
Camp Hill Boys' School
Five Ways School
Handsworth School


Warwickshire Schools

Alcester Grammar School
Ashlawn Selective School
King Edward VI Grammar
Lawrence Sheriff School
Rugby High School
Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar

Tourists: apply for Warwickshire 11+ You do not need to inform them you will not turn up
.
Use the test result as evidence of ability in case of a need to appeal in your own area.

Test B
Saturday 10th September, 2016
(Sunday 11th Sep 2016 for followers of the Jewish  & Seven Heavens faiths who object to Saturday testing)

Supplementary dates for Warwickshire: late Oct/Early Nov 2016 and late Jan/Early Feb 2016.

Ashlawn School Aptitude Test:
17th September, 2016
Alternative Date 24th September, 2016. This is not an official route
to the selective stream, but children are usually in the same sets as the 11+ stream.

WCC cannot stop children from
taking their 11+ test as a free mock exam. The Greenwich ruling is clear. Do not be intimidated if questioned. Insist on the first sitting date.

Test E: 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)
 

Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen

If sitting late take tests on 10th Sep 2016 - Test D: Gloucestershire
12th Sep Test H: Kent

Warwickshire schools:
Take Warwickshire 11+ one day later on 13th Sept, 2016, unless out of area for Southern Warwickshire Schools, in which case take in February, 2017 (as you will not get a first round offer anyway) by which time tutors will know the content as WCC now admit children remember content and the test can be compromised.

WCC deliberately run a test that can be compromised knowing
the risks.

Gloucestershire 11+
Register:

1st June 2016
to 3rd July 2016

The Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools
Registration: Slough
1st May 2016 to
4pm 19th June 2016

The London Borough of Redbridge
Register Boys Girls

Individual Schools
Kendrick (Girls)
Reading  (Girls) 
 

High School for Girls
Marling School
Pate's Grammar School
Ribston Hall High School
Sir Thomas Rich's School
Stroud High School
The Crypt School

Herschel Grammar
Langley Grammar
St Bernard's Convent Upton Court Grammar

Ilford County High
Woodford County High

Kendrick School
Reading School

Chelmsford County High School for Girls (CCHS)
Heckmondwike Grammar
The Latymer School

Test D

Saturday 10th September, 2016
Test E 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)

Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen
Kent Grammar School
Shepway Test
Register

Dover Grammar School
Folkstone Grammar
Harvey Grammar School
Mayfield Grammar

Test H

12 September 2016

Test E 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)
Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen
Test D: 10th Sep 16
Gloucestershire
Test B: 11th Sep 16
Warwickshire

Buckinghamshire
11+ transfer test:


Register:
3pm, 3 May 2016 - 3pm, 30 June 2016  

 

Results provided by 14 October 2016.
Aylesbury Grammar
Aylesbury High School
Beaconsfield High School
Burnham Grammar
Dr Challoner’s Grammar
Dr Challoner’s High Sch
John Hampden Grammar
Royal Grammar School
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar
Chesham Grammar
Sir William Borlase's
The Royal Latin School
Wycombe High School

Test A

15 September 2016

 

Preparation Test:
13th September 2016

Test E 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)

Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen

Test D: 10th Sep 16
Slough/Gloucestershire


Test B: 11th Sep 16
Warwickshire

Torbay and Devon Consortium
Register by
7th Sep 2016

Individual school  Register

The Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton
Register: Friday 29th April 2016
to Friday 4pm 1st July, 2016
Walsall Boys Girls Shropshire Wolverhampton

Churston Ferrers Grammar
Torquay Boys' Grammar
Torquay Girls' Grammar
Colyton Grammar School

Bishop Wordsworth's


Shropshire
Adams Grammar School
Newport Girls' High

Walsall
Queen Mary's Grammar
Queen Marys High

Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls'

Test C
17 September 2016

Eng & Maths 24 Sep
Supplementary dates
3rd/4th Oct 2016

17 September 2016

19 September 2016


So, the test is likely to be compromised as children sit the same test 2 days earlier.

Test E 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)

Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen

Test D: 10th Sep 16
Slough/Gloucestershire

Test B: 11th Sep 16
Warwickshire

Test A : 15th Sep 2016
Buckinghamshire
London Borough
of Bexley 11+
Register between
3 May and 10 July 2016

Beths Grammar School
Bexley Grammar School
Chislehurst and Sidcup
Townley Grammar

Test G
Tuesday 20 Sep 2016 morning and afternoon for non-Bexley primary school children
Morning Wednesday 21 September 2016
for Bexley primary school children.

Test E 2nd Sep, 2016 Henrietta Barnet (girls)
Test F: 3rd Sep 2016
Dame Alice Owen
Test D: 10th Sep 16
Slough/Gloucestershire
Test B: 11th Sep 16
Warwickshire
Test A : 15th Sep 2016
Buckinghamshire

Sale Grammar School
Register April to 1st Aug 2016
  To be confirmed after Easter  

 

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. Many regions do not have catchment areas. Taking 11+ exams outside home catchments does not prejudice the balance and fairness of the testing as all tests are different. To make such a claim would imply a defunct testing process. Remember, schools set mock exams for GCSE and `A` level exams. Mocks for 11+ tests are no different. CEM 11+TM are not aware of any school or authority refusing to allow any child the opportunity to sit their 11+ test on the basis of being out of their home catchment area. It would be unlawful to do so. A Head Teacher of a grammar school has confirmed in writing: `Legally I cannot stop you entering your child for our test.`


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.

We believe the Warwickshire's multiple 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.

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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®.
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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®.
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