What is the exam format in Wirral and Liverpool?

There are seven Grammar Schools in Wirral- Liverpool that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Calday Grange Grammar School                 West Kirby Grammar School

St Anselm’s College                                        Wirral Grammar School for Boys

The Blue Coat School                                     Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Upton Hall School

This advice applies to Calday Grange, West Kirby, Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Wirral Grammar School for Girls. These 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).

St. Anselm’s College sets its own papers consisting of English, Maths, Mental Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

Upton Hall School uses 2 verbal reasoning papers produced by GL.

The Blue Coat School has 3 tests as part of its admissions process; Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

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