Free 11 Plus Maths Exam Papers
We have sourced free Maths Papers for you to download for both entry to grammar schools and independent schools. You can find them through the links further down the page. Make sure to follow our step by step Maths development plan in order to further your child’s Maths skills.
1/ Download Free Maths Papers
Download our free maths papers for your child to use in order to help develop their skills and also to be able to see what progress is being made. The papers are available at no cost, with no adverts and with no registration. We have papers available for both Grammar Schools and Independent Schools. Simply click the relevant link below where you will be taken to the page with a complete list of free maths papers.
Important: It is vital to combine the use of papers with other learning resources to help your child develop their Maths skills and not to keep making the same mistakes. Our recommended Maths resource is The Maths Stretch and Revision Course as it really tests and improves a child’s core skills, it revises the core topics many children struggle with, it delivers lots of timed tests to keep exam skills sharp and it looks in depth at the types of more difficult questions.
2/ Make sure to develop your other skills
Working on Maths alone with your child has very little benefit as strong knowledge across all the areas of the 11 plus is needed in order to stand a chance of getting into your chosen school. To review the books that we suggest you use during your preparation, then try some of these links:
- 11+ English Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Maths Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- CEM 11+ Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- CEM 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- CEM 11+ Numerical Reasoning Resources and Preparation
3/ Make sure you know about the type of paper your child is sitting
11 Plus Maths Papers for Grammar School Entry
These papers are typical of those that will be faced by children around the country. They will be of particular use to pupils facing GL tests but we also believe they will be really useful for those pupils facing the CEM Numerical reasoning section. The CEM tests include both short calculation questions and longer multi-part and worded problems. In essence, a child will be going over lots of skills which will be useful in CEM tests when they do tests from other providers- not least of which is adapting to the vagaries of different question forms.
School Written Maths Papers for Grammar School Entry
These papers may be similar to the papers produced by providers such as CEM and GL, but are produced by the school and released either as sample papers or past papers.
Independent School 11 Plus Maths Papers
These papers come from high-quality independent schools and as such are a fair reflection of the type of school written Maths exams children will face at 11 Plus. Keep in mind that most Independent Schools have three to five more difficult questions at the end because they do not run a separate scholarship exam. Don’t make the mistake of focussing on more difficult questions until your child consistently scores 100% on the bulk of the paper- working on accuracy over complexity produces better results.
4/ Make sure you understand how to use the papers
Question format of Free 11 Plus Maths exam papers
The papers below are all in standard format not multiple choice. This isn’t an issue for children (although if they are sitting a multiple choice exam we would suggest they do a few multiple choice Maths papers before the day itself).
These papers are at a slightly higher level than many 11 Plus tests for grammar schools so you can be sure that if children score highly on these tests then they will be in good shape.
Most tutors use standard tests as part of their preparation (rather than multiple choice) because they discourage guessing and encourage a proper approach to each question.
What score should children be looking for in these Free 11 Plus maths exam papers?
Children generally should be looking to score over 75% when these papers are done towards the end of year 5, they will then improve further over the summer. Children applying for more competitive grammar school entries or independent school scholarships or bursaries should be scoring well over 85%.