11+ Papers

11+ practice papers make ideal practice for children before they face their real 11+ paper. Children only get one chance so make sure they're prepared.

Below are plenty of free 11 plus papers for you to download.

11+ Practice Papers

Subject Question Paper Answer Paper Marking Scheme
Verbal Reasoning 11+ Question Paper 11+ Answer Sheet 11+ Answers
Non-Verbal Reasoning 11+ Question Paper 11+ Answer Sheet 11+ Answers
Maths 11+ Question Paper 11+ Answer Sheet 11+ Answers
English 11+ Question Paper 11+ Answer Sheet 11+ Answers

11+ Practice Papers

11+ Papers are used by grammar schools as part of their entry procedure. For more information on the 11 plus, see our dedicated 11+ exam page.

The purpose of 11+ papers is to gauge your child's intelligence and academic potential. Test providers try hard to craft exams that children cannot prepare for but it's a tricky task. No matter how 11+ papers are structured, good preparation will always be essential.

11+ papers are not easy. Their purpose is to separate higher ability children so don't expect your child to achieve full marks. However, with 11+ practice papers you will see their performance and confidence improve.

11 plus papers are available in English, Maths, Verbal reasoning and Non-Verbal reasoning. Pay close attention to the subjects and 11+ test provider for your target schools. Some grammar schools test certain subjects and others don't so make sure your preparation is correctly targeted.

Some grammar schools will use two 11+ exam papers whilst others will use three or more. Pay close attention to the number of 11 plus exam papers for your target school.

11+ Paper Test Providers

The 11 plus papers your child will take depends on where you live. Entry to the 11 plus paper will be organised by your local authority,  a group of schools or an individual school.

Most areas use either CEM (University of Durham) or GL Assessment (NFER). Other areas write the 11+ papers themselves or choose not to disclose the source.

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The content of these papers can vary significantly. CEM test papers are not comparable to GL Assessment papers. Again, ensure your 11+ preparation is correctly targeted.

11+ Past Papers

As well as 11 plus practice papers, some grammar schools release 11+ past papers. These are extremely valuable for children attempting to gain entry to those schools.

It's rare for children to have a complete 11 plus past papers from a target school. If these are available, use them extensively. The papers will tell you what test styles, subjects and topics come up. This information makes these 11 plus past papers incredibly valuable to your preparation.

GL Assessment have released several 11 plus past papers in recent time. If your target schools use them, download the GL Assessment sample papers free of charge.

Children walking outside their grammar school
Passing 11 plus papers can get children into an excellent grammar school

About 11+ Papers

11+ Papers are an IQ test for children that seek to assess your child's potential. Deemed unfair in 1976, 11+ papers were abolished and replaced with the modern comprehensive system.

Many disagreed with this decision and the debate surrounding 11+ test papers continues today.

Several areas in the UK still have grammar schools alongside modern comprehensives. Gaining entry to these grammar schools is ferociously competitive. Using 11+ practice papers is essential.

11+ Papers can be stressful
Getting through 11+ papers and into grammar school can be stressful

There are plenty of 11+ past papers, 11 plus mock exams and 11 plus sample papers available to download. By using these 11+ exam papers, your child will feel more confident approaching their 11+ paper.

Do note that CEM 11 plus have been careful to never release any CEM test papers. Whilst precise preparation for this test provider is speculative, it is firmly recommended.

11 plus test papers are enormously valuable for children hoping to enter a grammar school. With so many grammar school test papers free of charge on our website, we urge you to use them. Grammar schools, for all their faults, offer amazing possibilities to children.

For more information on the 11+, see our detailed 11 plus page.

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