Kent 11 Plus Exam Format
Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Kent
There are thirty two Grammar Schools in Kent that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.
Kent 11 Plus Exam Format Details
In Kent the Grammar Schools have the same exam. The Exam is written by GL and comprised of two two tests:
- The first is an English and Maths paper. Each section includes a 5 minute practice section followed by a 25 minute test. The English section will include comprehension and a section to test literacy.
- The second test will be a reasoning paper, including both verbal and non-verbal reasoning, roughly the same length. The non-verbal section will be split into short sections and will be timed individually.
- There will also be a writing exercise, this will not be marked, however, it may be used by the local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. It will be 40 minutes long.
Mayfield Grammar School – If pupils have been unsuccessful in the Kent testing procedure, Mayfield Grammar School have their own testing procedure. This assessment includes:
- A computer based test which will assess verbal ability, numerical reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning.
- An English paper to assess reading and writing skills, this is not computer based and therefore will be free response.
Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Kent
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 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.