Welcome to our 11+ blog titled, What score do you need to pass the 11+?

* * * CONTENT UPDATED APRIL 2021 * * *


When do the 11 Plus results come out?

  • In 2020, Kent’s 11 plus test results were sent out on 2nd Nov.
  • Essex’s 11 plus test results were posted on 2nd Dec. 2020.
  • From 3rd Dec. 2021, the online link opened CSSE 11+ Results for 2021 Entry


What’s the 11 plus pass mark 2021?

What percentage are different regional 11+ pass marks? Happy students.

What score do you need to pass the 11+? That depends on what Local Educational Authority (LEA) you take the test in. Each region has its own pass marks for entry into a grammar school. In fully selective regions where there are many grammar schools, (i.e. Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent) the pass mark is lower than in areas with fewer grammar schools (Greater London). In addition, different schools within the same LEA may have different minimum pass marks.

Also, 11 plus pass marks are standardised using a complex statistical process. Put simply, this means a child’s score is adjusted to reflect their age and the difficulty of the paper. Standardisation ensures fairness because older children would otherwise have an advantage.

Some grammar schools select candidates by ranked order. Places are given to the children who performed best on the test. Other schools have a minimum pass mark and use other criteria, such as distance, faith, siblings, to select candidates. In conclusion, it is impossible to say exactly what percentage you need to pass the 11-plus. However, as an approximate figure, a child will need to score about 80—85% to pass. Obviously, in more competitive areas this figure may be higher.



Our popular 7 Step Guide to the 11 Plus*

1) Ask yourself, is now the best time to start your 11+ Prep for 2019?

2) If so, here are some useful Grammar School application tips. You need to consider 11 Plus Exam By UK Region.

– If you are considering those grammar schools in Outer London then we have a useful London Grammar school list.

– Otherwise, England’s other grammar schools are accessed from this regional grammar school list.

3) Are the grammar schools of interest CEM 11+ exam Grammar schools. If so focus on School Entrance Tests’ 11 plus practice tests of CEM 11 Plus type.

4) Otherwise it’s likely you are considering Grammars using GL Assessment. Thus you should focus on School Entrance Tests’ 11 plus practice tests of GL 11 Plus type.

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* Our 7-Step guide is designed for busy parents!

5) So, select the most relevant 11 plus exams from our comprehensive list of 11 Plus Past Exam Papers.

6) Schedule regular practice with these 11 plus practice papers , our free online 11 plus papers and free 11 plus papers with answers

7) Here’s School Entrance Tests’s own tips for passing the 11 plus and further 11 plus tests:

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