CEM 11 Plus

Walsall 11, Wolverhampton & Shropshire +  -  Children's Educational Material 11+ TM
 

Walsall has two single gender grammar schools, Wolverhapton has one girls` grammar school and Shropshire has two single sex grammar school. The schools use tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring.®   They shares the same test as the Torbay and Devon Consortium, which is held 2 days earlier, so content will enter the public domain. The schools do not have a catchment area. CEM® Centre 11+ tests  are not tutor-proof and are one of the easiest to prepare for. Complete solutions are available using WordBuilder.co.uk and CoolCleverKids.co.uk.


2018 Year 7 Entry for Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar Schools

Registration Friday 28th April, 2017 to 4pm Friday 30th June, 2017
Test Dates Monday 18 September 2017.
The same test is held in Torquay and Devon two days earlier, so content will be known.
Results 5th October 2017
Test Supplier CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®, Durham  (CEM ®):  CEM 11+ ®
Weighting is 1/3 for verbal ability, 1/3  for numerical ability 1/3 for non-verbal ability.

Each paper is approximately 50 minutes in duration and will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple choice and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.


Grammar Schools In Walsall

Walsall Grammar School PAN (Year 7)
Queen Mary`s Grammer School (Boys) 150
Queen Mary's High School (Girls) 120


Grammar School In Wolverhapmton

Walsall Grammar School PAN (Year 7)
Wolverhampton Girls' High School) 120

2018 Year 7 Entry for Shropshire Grammar Schools

Registration 28th April 2017 to 30 June 2017 for Newport Girl`s and 4.00pm Friday 7th July 2017 for Adams' Grammar School
Test Dates Monday 18th September 2017.
The same test is held in Torquay and Devon two days earlier, so content will be known.
Results October 2017
Test Supplier CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®, Durham  (CEM ®):  CEM 11+ ®
Weighting is 1/3 for verbal ability, 1/3  for numerical ability1/3 for non-verbal ability.

Each paper is approximately 50 minutes in duration and will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple choice and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.


Shropshire Grammar Schools

Grammar School PAN (Year 7)
Adams’ Grammar Schools (Boys) 105
Up to 15 boarder places
Newport Girl’s Grammar School 84

Click here for 2018 entry CEM 11+ ® test dates

11+ Preparation


Areas tested include English (Vocabulary: synonyms & antonyms; Comprehension; Cloze passages/text; Jumbled sentences); Mathematics including data processing, and Non-verbal reasoning.

There is no evidence any 11+ tests are tutor proof, nor tuition and preparation does not confer an advantage – the opposite is true.

Recommended Preparation Material.


1. English and Verbal Reasoning is covered at WordBuilder.co.uk

  PDF downloads from the shop at: Walsall11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Booklet

Price

a. Ultimate Verbal Reasoning. 1,800 questions.

£5.99

b. Common Synonyms and Antonyms for 11+ & KS2 Sats (over 1,000 entries).

£4.99

c. Common Words With Multiple Meanings for 11+ & KS2 Sats (350 entries).

£1.99

d. Common Misspelled Words at Year 6 - KS2 & 11+ (over 250 words).

£1.49


2. Maths is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

PDF downloads from the shop at: Walsall11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Lesson Notes

Price

a: Ratio and Proportion Unit Method (Lesson Notes).

99p

b: Percentages (simple percentages) Lesson Notes.

99p

c: Percentage Multipliers Lesson Notes.

99p

d: Rules for Multiples of Numbers (Lesson Notes).

99p


3. NVR (Non-verbal Reasoning) is covered at CoolCleverKids.co.uk

Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR) Booklet

Price

Ultimate NVR: over 30 different types of NVR familiarisation questions.

£9.95


4. Mock Tests: Use Mocks in the Shop at: Walsall11plus.co.uk or 11plus.eu

Mock Test

Price

1. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 1. MF Test A & B. (Use as first test during Year 5).

£6.95

2. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 2. MF Test A & B. (Use as second test during Year 5).

£6.95

3. 11+ Progress Mock Pack 3. MF Test A & B. (Use as third test during Year 5).

£6.95

4. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 1. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

5. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 2. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF).

£6.95

6. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 3. MF Test A & B. Similar to SWW 2 Jul 13.

£6.95

7. 11+ Practice Mock Test Pack 4. MF Test A & B. Multi-format (MF). 

£6.95

 
Compromised 11+ Testing

Traditionally, the  test was held in July of year 5 and promoted as a free mock exam. As a result, the test was moved back to year 6. This test is likely to be compromised as exactly the same test will be sat by children in Torbay/Devon.

The test supplier, CEM Centre, Durham claim children cannot remember content to make a difference to late sitters. This is nonsense, and Durham have no evidence this is the case. There is clear evidence of the opposite, and we believe the CEM Centre unit is dishonest. They even provide services without written contracts and claim they have no record of contacts. We have severe doubts as to their honesty and integrity and there is clear evidence of dishonesty as to past ownership of copyright of tests.

Walsall, Wolverhampton & Shropshire Test
There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper is approximately 1 hour in duration and will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack.

Most questions are multiple choice and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

Free familiarisation booklets are available from this site and practice mocks are available from the shop.
CEM Centre for Evaluation
& Monitoring® CEM 11+ ® Tests
  • No official practice papers available
  • Buckinghamshire children sit a free familiarisation paper.
  • Instructions played via CD
  • Most tests comprise of two 50 minutes tests answered in a separate answer sheet
  • Mixture of multiple choice and marking a number on answer sheets
  • Similar tests to GL Assessments®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
GL Assessments®
(NFER®) 11+ Selection Tests
  • Practice papers available in the old format
  • Kent County Council provides a long familiarisation paper
  • Multiple choice format.
  • No claim that children do not need to prepare or practice or claim test is tutor-proof
  • Similar to tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®
  • Prepare using WordBuilder & CoolCleverKids
  • Practice mock papers from the shop
11+ Children's Educational
Material Recommendation

English and Verbal Reasoning:
WordBuilder
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Maths &
Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR):

CoolCleverKids
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk

11+ Practice Papers from
Children’s Educational Material for the 11+
are available from the shop.
Word lists, lesson notes and `Ultimate NVR` questions are available from the shop.

Free material on this website.

11+ Tourism: Free Mock Tests

Under the Greenwich ruling all children, of the appropriate age, have a legal right to take any 11+ exam set by any authority and cannot be denied the opportunity to sit an exam solely on the basis of their address.
 
The Office of the School Adjudicator (OSA) confirmed the right to use tests as free mocks and the right to take tests late. A Head Teacher of a grammar school has confirmed in writing: `Legally I cannot stop you entering your child for our test.'  Late testing is also a legal right.
 
Many regions do not have catchment areas. Taking 11+ exams outside home catchments does not prejudice the balance and fairness of the testing, as tests are different. To make such a claim would imply a defunct testing process.

Note: Taking a "free mock" will cost the school money. But one would expect financially astute schools to consider the financial implications of setting an early test date. Common sense dictates an earlier test is likely to be used as a "free mock" and this has been well known to occur for many years. . The University of Durham® object to this strategy when it is a legal right. We cannot image why, as if the test is resistant to prepping, what difference would free mocks make? We believe there is no evidence that any 11+ test is resistant to prepping and practise will simply improve performance.

Click here for 2018 entry test dates (held during September 2017 to see which tests can be used as a free mock exam)
 
Historical Data for Walsall

What happens in Walsall on 11+ Testing day?

Children are met by members of the school at the front gate and taken in to the school and examination rooms. Parents do not enter the school. Children are picked up inside the school grounds from a defined area.

Results

An order of merit will be drawn up, based on the aggregate standardised marks in all three skill areas.

The schools do not provide a ranking or score. Letters may contain a statement as follows:

”I am pleased to inform you that, at the time of writing, performance in the Entrance Test indicates he/she would normally be offered…..
 
Queen Mary's Grammar School (Boys):

2016 entry Lowest Score: offer day: 321
Standardised mark range 2015 entry: 180-410  Lowest Score: offer day: 322
Standardised mark range 2014 entry: 185-420  Lowest Score: offer day: 320, after waiting list: 318
Standardised mark range 2013 entry: 180-415  Lowest Score: offer day: 325, after waiting list: 318
 
For 2015 entry, if your child scores less than 310 this year, they may struggle to cope with the content, level and  pace of education at the school.

For 2014 entry, if your child scores less than 305 this year, they may struggle to cope with the content, level and  pace of education at the school.
CoolCleverKids
11+ Maths and NVR
CoolCleverKids.co.uk

The Maths site with NVR (Non-verbal reasoning) for Sats and 11+ preparation. Ideal for primary school education and selective school exams. Maths lesson notes; worksheets; presentations; games, & tests auto marked with explanations.

WordBuilder
11+ English & VR
www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Verbal reasoning and English for the 11+, Sats and private/independent school entrance exams as well as primary school. Spellings; definitions; meanings; synonyms; antonyms; cloze passages; jumbled sentences & comprehension.

Sats Papers
Year 2-6 & 11+
www.SatsPapers.org.uk


Information relating to Sats Tests. Free downloads of Sats papers covering Year 2 to 6 with no registration. Prepare for Year 6 level 3-5, level 6 & 11+ tests. Download the latest phonics tests.
ATA React
Free Android App
Google Play


Fun FREE Android App to test your thinking and reaction speed. Four fun games: colours; shapes; numbers and next letter. Stores score history. Ideal for Sats & 11+ fun whilst you prepare. Download from Google Play.

 

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11+ English (Verbal Reasoning)
online preparation with


Spellings; Vocabulary; Synonyms; Antomyms; Conundrums; Cloze Passages; Comprehension, and Jumbled up sentences. Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.WordBuilder.co.uk
 
 
11+ Maths (Numerical Reasoning)
and NVR online preparation with


Free maths question generator
Lesson notes; presentations (videos); worksheets; games; Sats style tests from Year 2 to 6 including mental maths audio tests; private school 11+ tests, and CEM style past questions.
Now includes Non-verbal Reasoning.
Ideal for 11+ tests set at the CEM Centre, at Durham University®.
www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk
 
 
The 11+ information site
Helping children pass the 11+
Free advice and resources with
recommendations for preparation.
 

Children’s Educational Material 11+
www.11plus.eu
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7641 6970 
Email: cemelevenplus@gmail.com
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