Wiltshire 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Wiltshire

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

Bishop Wordsworth’s School

South Wilts Grammar School


Wiltshire 11 Plus Exam Format Details

Bishops Wordsworth’s School –  The 11plus exam has been written by GL Assessment, this exam is made up of two multiple choice tests each lasting around 45 minutes:

  • The first assesses Comprehension, Grammar, and Verbal Reasoning
  • The second assesses Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics

South Wilts Grammar School – has their 11plus exam written by GL Assessment and consists of three multiple choice papers each lasting around 50 minutes and include:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Verbal Reasoning


Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Wiltshire

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.