Bucks 11 Plus Exam

Information about the Bucks 11 Plus exam, including pass rates >

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  • Homework at the end of each class, with reviews of each topic in the following lesson
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Introduction to the Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (Bucks 11 Plus)

To apply for a place at a Buckinghamshire grammar school, your child will need to pass the Bucks Transfer Test (11 Plus exam). Children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 will take the exam on Thursday 13th September 2018 to secure a Buckinghamshire grammar place for September 2019.

New test provider from September 2018

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools have appointed GL Assessment as their new test provider, replacing CEM. The new tests will be taken in September 2018 and continue to assess verbal, mathematical and non-verbal skills.

What is the pass mark of the Bucks 11 Plus?

The scores from both papers are added together and ‘age standardised’ to make it fair for pupils of all ages. To meet the necessary standard for a Buckinghamshire grammar school, your child will need to achieve a score of 121 or more.

What is the Bucks 11 Plus pass rate?

26% of the children who live in Buckinghamshire County Council Districts and sat the exam in 2016 (for 2017 entry) achieved a score of 121 or above and qualified automatically for a place at one of Buckinghamshire’s thirteen grammar schools. After appeals and reviews were heard, the final intake was 29%. Of all children who sat the exam (including those living in Buckinghamshire and out of county), 34% scored 121 or above and a total of 37% qualified after appeals.

Bucks 11 Plus results for children living in Buckinghamshire 2013-2017
Bucks 11 Plus results for all children sitting the exam 2013-2017
* The final statistics for the 2017 exam (reflecting selection reviews and appeals) will be updated in the autumn of 2018.

How did my child’s school perform?

Buckinghamshire County Council has made available the 11 Plus results for all Local Authority Schools: