Firstly, in this Warwickshire 11 Plus guide, we aim to give you all the information available on the 11 Plus grammar school entrance exams in Warwickshire.
The exams are managed by the CEM exam board. The Warwickshire County Council has fortunately made this Familiarisation booklet for the Entrance Test for 2019 available. It will provide you with all the information necessary, regarding the kinds of questions, how to fill in the answer sheet and some examples of what will be asked.
In this familiarisation booklet, they explain that the 11 Plus Grammar School entrance tests are set by CEM (Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring). The CEM doesn’t make their past papers available. CEM is the 11 Plus examination board for several regional 11 Plus grammar school entrance papers. For more information on CEM, visit our page on What does CEM stand for. For more information on which schools use CEM school entrance tests, visit our page, CEM 11+ Grammars. The other major 11 Plus provider is GL Assessment. There are some CEM 11 Plus GL 11 Plus differences.
There are 2 papers of about an hour each. The following types of questions will be tested:
1. Questions testing Verbal Ability
- Word Choice
2. Questions testing Numerical Ability
3. Questions testing Non-verbal
Currently, there are only five grammar schools in Warwickshire. There is however the Ashlawn School in Rugby that is a bilateral school. Bilateral schools have both a grammar school and a non-selective stream with only.
Grammar schools in Warwickshire and Birmingham are part of a consortium called ‘The Grammar Schools in Birmingham”. Therefore, they share the same test and it takes place on the same day.
Children cannot sit this exam twice. If they do, only the first result will be valid if accepted at all.
Warwickshire Admission areas
Warwickshire divides into two admission areas. This map on the Warwickshire County Council website gives you a good idea of these areas.
- East Warwickshire
Grammar schools in this area again divide into two sections. Area 1 and Area 2. Area 1 is a radius of 10 miles. While Area 2 however, only covers the area around Rugby.
- South Warwickshire
These grammar schools are within a radius of about 17 miles. The clock tower in Stratford-upon Avon is the centre of this.
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