Yorkshire North 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Yorkshire – North

There are three Grammar Schools in Yorkshire – North that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Ermysted Grammar School

Ripon Grammar School

Skipton Girls’ High School


Yorkshire – North 11 Plus Exam Format Details 

Each Grammar School has a separate exam process

Ermystead Grammar School – two multiple choice papers provided by GL Assessment including:

  • A Mathematics and Non-verbal reasoning paper
  • An English and Verbal reasoning paper

Ripon Grammar School – has tests provided by GL Assessment. Each pupil will sit one set of tests consisting of two papers including:

  • Verbal reasoning paper lasting 50 minutes
  • Non-Verbal reasoning paper consisting of 4 sections lasting 10 minutes each

Skipton Girls’ Grammar School – paper set by GL Assessment and each applicant must sit three multiple choice tests in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning



Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Yorkshire – North

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.