What is the 11 Plus exam format in Hertfordshire?

Bushey Meads School                               Parmiter’s School

Queen’s School Bushey                             Rickmansworth School

Dame Alice Owen’s School                        St Clement Danes School

Watford Grammar School for Boys         Watford Grammar School for Girls

All schools use the same exam consisting of CEM Verbal Reasoning (Including English) and GL Maths.

 

CEM Verbal Reasoning

CEM Verbal Reasoning is unlike other traditional verbal reasoning tests.

THe CEM test inlcudes comprehension tests, vocabulary tests and reasoning type questions.  While some prediction about questions can be made, the test can change at any time without notice.  As an example punctuation tests used to be included but aren’t now.

CEM test types include – Comprehension, CLOZE comprehension, Alternative Word CLOZE, Synonyms tests, Antonyms tsts and Shuffled Sentences.

 

GL Maths.

These tests are straightforward and use a mix of calculation based shorter questions and longer worded questions or questions about graphs, data or angles. Children will be asked to work quickly and so for this reason there is a real focus on having absolutely rock solid core skills. Children who have forged too far ahead and who are working on topics beyond KS2 risk having done so at the expense of not having the core skills required. There’s absolutely no point in going beyond KS2 during the preparation phase. The difference between the good and the excellent in this test tends to be marked by an ability to work both quickly and accurately, a faultless grasp of tables and the four operations is essential. To find out more about the GL Maths test go to our page covering it in more detail.

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