What is the eleven plus exam format in Birmingham?

There are eight Grammar Schools in Birmingham that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School                  King Edward VI School Aston

Handsworth Grammar School                       King Edward VI School Camp Hill for Boys

King Edward VI Five Ways School                  King Edward VI School Camp Hill for Girls

King Edward VI Handsworth School              Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

All schools use the CEM 11 Plus test set by the University of Durham. This covers Verbal Reasoning (including English), Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning (Maths).

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