London Kingston-upon-Thames 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in London – Kingston-upon-Thames

There are three Grammar Schools in London – Kingston-upon-Thames that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Kingston Grammar School

Tiffin School

Tiffin Girls’ School


London – Kingston-upon-Thames 11 Plus Exam Format Details

At Tiffin Grammar School and Tiffin Girls’ Grammar School both follow the same format, the 11plus has two stages which have been taken from a mix of both GL Assessment, CEM as well as some styles of their own. Stage one includes:

  • English and Mathematics which includes both multiple choice and free response.

Some pupils will be invited back for stage two which includes:

  • English and Mathematics set by the individual school. Exams from previous years have included, comprehension, maths, as well as a longer writing task


Kingston Grammar School – The 11plus exam consists of two papers which are each 50 minutes and include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning


Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in London – Kingston-upon-Thames

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.