Devon 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Devon

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

Churston Ferrers Grammar School               Plymouth High School for Girls

Colyton Grammar School                                Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

Devonport High School for Boys                    Torquay Girls’ Grammar School

Devonport High School for Girls                     Westlands School

 Devon 11 Plus Exam Format Details

Schools in Devon have switched to using a variety of tests as follows:

1/ The five schools below use the following test procedures

The exam is written by CEM.  CEM 11 Plus Exams have two papers and mixed within those papers are sections on the following topics:

  • Numerical Reasoning (Maths calculation and problem solving questions)
  • Verbal Reasoning (English comprehension and vocabulary testing)
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

In addition Torquay Boys, Torquay Girls, Churston Ferrers and Westlands all have school written Maths and English papers and Colyton has a school written creative writing paper of 20 minutes.

Westlands Grammar School

Torquay Boys Grammar School

Torquay Girls Grammar School

Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Colyton Grammar School

2/ The three schools below use the following test procedures:

The exam is written by GL.  There will be papers covering the following topics:

  • Maths
  • English

In addition  Devonport High School for Boys and Plymouth High School for Girls also have a school written creative writing paper and Devonport High School for Girls have school written English and Maths papers.

Devonport High School for Boys

Devonport High School for Girls

Plymouth High School for Girls 

 

Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Devon

Firstly it is important to understand what preparation options you have and what might be the most suitable route to go down. Go forward to our 11 Plus preparation options page to understand what the options are and to start thinking about which one might be best for you.

If your child is in year three or four currently then you might also find it useful to understand what advice we offer parents who want to start helping their children at this stage.

If your child is in the latter stages of year four or in year five then we offer different advice designed to help families who are closer to the exam date.

If your child is part way through year five or quite close to the exam then we have tried to show how you can use the time you might have available most effectively.