What is the 11+ exam?

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The 11+ is an exam given by selective secondary schools (a school that can choose who and who not to accept based on certain criteria) for entry into Year 7. The school or schools applied to make an entry decision based on a prospective studentโ€™s score on the exam. It is mostly offered by grammar schools as independent schools use the Common Entrance exam at 13. It is a timed exam lasting between 45 to 60 minutes, and the test given can be different in each school and region. Tests are on either all or some combination of Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English. There are two boards: GR and CEM, and both differ slightly. The content which can be examined for Mathematics and English is usually covered by the National Curriculum (the standard knowledge the government requires every school to teach). Verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning tests are different in that they challenge ability, not knowledge. However, both areas often require constructive practice as students have rarely if ever encountered these types of questions before, and so may not know how to approach them or understand the reasoning for correct answers.

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