CEM 11 Plus

Gloucestershire 11+  -  Children's Educational Material 11+ TM

The Gloucestershire11plus.co.uk website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams for the seven grammar schools in Gloucestershire (in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud). The grammar schools and schools use tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring.® 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.


The Gloucestershire11plus website provides advice and information about 11 plus exams and Children's Educational Material (CEM) for the 11+.
 

2018 Year 7 Entry for Gloucestershire Grammar Schools

Registration.

1st June 2017 to 4pm on 30th June  2017

Test Dates

Saturday 16th September 2017

Results

By Thursday 12th October 2017

Test Supplier

CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring, Durham  (CEM):  CEM 11+


PAN for 2017 Entry
School PAN
Pate's Grammar School (mixed) 150
High School for Girls, Gloucester (girls) 150
Ribston Hall High School (girls) 120
Sir Thomas Rich`s School (boys) 120
The Crypt School (boys) 150
Marling School (boys) 150
Stroud High School (girls) 150

      
At the beginning of December 2013, the seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools made a joint decision to start using Durham University. The schools were concerned by the amount of tutoring that currently takes place and CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® claim they design their tests to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation.  CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® do not produce commercially available practice materials and they advise that the best preparation for their tests is to read books and use mathematics on a regular basis.  However, familiarisation material will be made available via the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ websites in January 2014 to enable parents to give guidance on the style of questions.

 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: Gloucestershire11plus.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: Gloucestershire11plus.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: Gloucestershire11plus.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

11+ Testing


There is no evidence the 11+ tests are tutor proof, test natural intelligence or are any better than other tests. CEM Centre claims they design their tests to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation. CEM Centre offers no evidence to substantiate the tests achieve this and they should not be believed.

The consortium advice is actually to prepare!

1.  Encourage your child to read.
2. Continue to practise your year 5/6 Maths.
3. The words your child does not understand can be written down in a glossary to help him/her with vocabulary acquisition.
4. It may be helpful to expose your child to CEM Style 11+ exam questions by attempting the sample papers one of the School’s website or purchasing CEM Style 11+ practice material on Verbal reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics.

Online systems such as WordBuilder and CoolCleverKids are a complete solution to 11+ preparation and mocks tests can be purchased from the shop.

Gloucestershire 11+ Test

At the beginning of December 2013, the seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools made a joint decision to start using Durham University. The schools were concerned by the amount of tutoring that currently takes place. However, the evidence is that tuition actually increases in areas where tests from CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring®  are used.

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 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.

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)
 
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
© 2013-2017. 11plus.eu. All rights reserved. Children's Educational Material for the 11+. 11plus.eu is a information website helping children pass the eleven plus. CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring® is an independent not-for-profit research group based at the University of Durham® and neither are associated with 11plus.eu. GL Assessment ® has no connection with 11plus.eu. The views expressed are those of 11plus.eu. All trade names and trade marks are acknowledged.

 

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