What is the pass mark for the 11 Plus in Kent?

There is no specific pass mark in Kent. The 11 Plus is a competitive exam and so any pass mark will be dependent on the quality of those applying. Kent have though historically used a qualifying score and said that ALL tests must be over this level. So for instance it was not possible to do really well at Maths and Non-Verbal but have lower scores in Verbal Reasoning.

In actual experience if children are scoring something in the region of 80%-85% in timed test papers at home of the right standard then they will have a good chance of going through. Keep in mind that the qualifying score will effectively be below this level but most children tend to underperform on the day due to stress and tiredness.

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