Introduction to the Slough Consortium 11 Plus
To be eligible to apply for a place at a Slough grammar school (Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School), your child will need to pass the
Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam. Children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 will take the exam in September 2022 to be eligible to apply for a place for September 2023. The date of the 2022 exam has not yet been confirmed.
The Consortium operates a shared 11 Plus testing process with the four schools using the same test papers and common eligibility criteria for selection. The Slough Consortium test is provided by Durham University’s Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM). The tests identify the top 30% of the cohort as eligible for consideration for entry to grammar school and the eligibility mark is 111.
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The teachers helped me learn and understand the techniques that I needed for the 11 Plus.
Aaryan, started grammar school in 2019 She was successful in her 11 plus exams. She scored 142 in the Bucks exam and 130 for the Slough Consortium. She is very relieved and settled in to enjoying year 6. She wanted me to pass on her thanks. I would like to thank you and your team for your hard work in preparing her for the exams and the support throughout the process. Special thanks to Sinead, she was very good for the kids. Year 5 parent, Slough (2018) FAQs About the Slough 11 Plus What does the Slough 11 Plus exam include? The Slough 11 Plus exam consists of two papers, taken on the same day, each 50 to 60 minutes in duration and testing three areas – verbal, numerical and non-verbal reasoning. All questions on both papers are multiple choice and pupils indicate their answers on a separate answer sheet. What does the Slough 11 Plus exam look like?
Familiarisation guides, produced by the CEM, contain information about the content of the tests, some advice about taking the tests and a few sample questions. You can view the most recent versions here:
How do I register my child for the Slough 11 Plus exam? You need to register your child to take the Slough Consortium 11 Plus test. Online registration for the 2022 exam will open at the beginning of May 2022 on the website of the The dates for 2022 have not yet been confirmed. Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools. The sole purpose of registration is to enable your son or daughter to sit the 11 Plus exam. The consortium will order one set of exam papers for them, therefore ensure that you complete the registration process once only.
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Marie Redmond MEd, BA (Hons), PGCE What Is Required to Pass the Slough 11 Plus? Verbal skills (approx. 50% of the mark) Comprehension Vocabulary Spelling Grammar Punctuation Numerical Reasoning (approx. 30% of the mark) Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction) Mental maths development Problem solving techniques Extracting information from graphs and tables Averages Foundation algebra concepts Fractions, decimals and percentages Ratio and proportion Area and volume 2d and 3d shapes Non-verbal Reasoning (approx. 20% of the mark) Spatial awareness Logical deduction skills Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures Identifying sequences between shapes Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Resources We are excited to introduce our exclusive range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® resources. Using the knowledge gained during her ten years of preparing students for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams, Marie Redmond MEd has written a range of instructional verbal reasoning books. The books will be provided exclusively to Year 5 students attending our Easter and summer holiday courses from 2021, as well as those enrolled on our Year 5 term-time courses starting this September. Our range of books will be expanding over the academic year and Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® vocabulary cards will be given to all our students from September. The entire range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® books are exclusive to students of Marie Redmond Tuition. 11+ Mock Exams with Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning® Get exam ready with Marie Redmond Tuition® CEM-style Slough 11 Plus Mock Exams.
Students who sat our Slough mock exams in 2020 said they were very similar to the actual test, which made them feel prepared and confident when sitting the exam.
Feedback From Parents Hi Marie. I wanted to give you the good news that Alina achieved 116 in the Slough 11+ test. Thank you for your hard work and commitment and that of the other teachers. Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) Great news, she passed her 11 plus and she got 142. That is our fourth daughter to pass and third in three years! Year 5 parent, Slough (2017) My son got 144 in the Bucks GL exam and 124 in the Slough CEM exam. Year 5 parent, Chalfont St Peter (2018) He achieved the following in his 11+ Slough - 113 (Pass mark 111) Bucks - 133 (Pass mark 121) We hope he has done well enough to get into a Grammar school! Many thanks again to you and your team for your support! ... read more support! show less Year 6 parent, Slough (2020) Hi, my daughter went to Sinead’s class on Saturday 14:30 at Stoke Poges. We have received Slough and Bucks result and we are very pleased Megan passed both test Slough 122 and Bucks 136. Thank you all your support and guided us this journey. I am sure she will get her first ... read more choice of school. Please pass on this message to Sinead and say big thank you. I definitely think about my son to go to your tuition when he become year 5. show less Year 5 parent, Hayes (2017) He passed his exams for Slough with 114 marks. Now applied for Herschel and hoping that he will get his first choice, in sha Allah. Thank you for your support, it really worked for him. May Allah reward you for all that. Year 5 parent, Slough (2017) Henry has passed the Buckinghamshire Secondary School Transfer exam and Slough CEM exam. Thank you so much for teaching him. Year 5 parent, Maidenhead (2018) I just wanted to update you as we have now received her results. Thankfully she achieved the Slough eligibility score. This should stand her in good stead for securing a place at Upton Court Grammar School which is her first choice. I am incredibly proud of her achievement given the significant health ... read more issues she has had to deal with alongside preparation for the exams. However, I also owe you and your team, including Anne, Sinead and Laura, a huge debt of gratitude for all your support over the last two years. I have especially appreciated your support over recent months when I have sent you messages and you have always responded promptly and offered advice even though you have been out of the office/ busy yourself. I shall definitely be recommending your tuition centre to anybody who asks. She has always enjoyed attending classes and doing the homework and never saw it as a chore or burden which I was really pleased to see. She remained motivated throughout and always commented about how much she liked the teaching style which included lots of games rather than endless book based exercises. Thank you so much. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2017) I would like to let you know that my son Ahmed Sanad passed Bucks test with score of 132 . I hope that he gets a place in Burnham Grammar. Your course helped him during the lockdown after he stopped live classes in Slough, it was very good to have these virtual ... read more courses . show less Year 6 parent, Wexham (2020) I’m glad Safa’s overall score is good. Safa enjoyed the course and found this to be very useful. Safa continues to undertake her summer homework which is very helpful. She received her prize this week. Thank you. I would like to thank Anne for her help and support during Year 4. Safa enjoyed ... read more being taught by Anne both in class and virtual settings. During lockdown, the school’s online sessions did not even come close to the high standard of Anne’s classes. There was such a big difference with lessons starting promptly, lessons covering a variety of topics & games and one to one support going over questions and homework. It was definitely motivating and a positive learning experience. Safa looks forward to her Year 5 tuition. show less Year 4 parent, Slough (2020) Your course has been invaluable in allowing her to work with her peers, realising that it is normal to find 11+ work challenging, restoring her confidence and realising that hard work and persistence will win the day. In Sara’s own words, “I enjoyed that they made the work fun so that it ... read more was interesting and you wouldn’t be tempted to doze off. I also thought my teacher, Anne, is a lovely lady. I learnt some new ways of doing things which will help me when it comes to the 11+ exams.” show less Year 5 parent, Slough (Easter Course 2016) Maryam has passed her bucks 11 plus with a very good score of 164. She scored 130 in the slough test with 138 as the highest score achieved in the exam. Just wanted to say thank you from all of us. Please pass our thanks to her teacher. Year 5 parent, Downley (2016) We found out today that he passed the 11+ in both Slough and Buckinghamshire, with great scores. I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself, Sinead and Sarah for continuing to teach to a high standard during what must have been one of the most challenging years of your ... read more career. It wasn’t easy at times, but it was worth it! Please pass on our thanks to Sinead and Sarah too. We are over the moon! show less Year 6 parent, Cookham (2020) I just wanted to let you know that Lucas got a 119 in the Slough consortium results today. We are very pleased of course. Many thanks to you, Sinead and your other staff. Your services provided us with a clear structure and support. Especially with us changing lessons due to family commitments. Year 5 parent, Langley (2017) Dylan passed his 11+ for bucks, scoring 126. Happy with the results. Thank you kindly. Year 6 parent, Slough (2019) Hope you are all doing well. This is to confirm Nathan cleared the Slough and Bucks 11+ exams published last week. Year 6 parent, Harrow (2019) Thank you for all the hard work throughout the year and being so flexible in reorganising the learning in such a manner that the pupils were still able to learn and succeed! Year 5 parent, Slough (2020) Shrey did very good on his exams. He got 157 in Buckinghamshire test and 120 in Slough test. Thanks for making Shrey strong enough to get this result. Year 5 parent, Iver (2016) Hello Marie, he passed the Bucks test with a score of 125. We are very happy and proud of him as Burnham Grammar was our first choice regardless. Thank you so much for the assistance received as combined with his raw talent, has stood him in good stead and showed us his ... read more true potential. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2018) He did really well – passed with 132 Bucks and 114 Slough. Year 5 parent, Slough (2014) I am writing to inform you that Anastasis did well passing both CEM and GL exams. We are very pleased, and want to thank you for your help. In fact I found the Easter and Summer courses helpful with different books to support needs of practising. ... read more g. show less Year 6 parent, Slough (2019) I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your time and support. My daughter Simran has got her results and did really well: Bucks – 170. Slough – 124. Could you please also let Anne know and thank her from us for tutoring Simran and making the lessons ... read more fun and interactive. Simran thoroughly enjoyed going each week. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2015) Amira did really well obtained 119.57 Kendrick exam and obtained 128 for the Slough grammar exam, for the Buckinghamshire exam obtained 128 too. So proud of her. Thank you your contribution towards Amira helped her a lot. Amira will hopefully be attending Kendrick school 2018. Year 5 parent, Reading (2017) Hi Marie, He successfully passed the Bucks test with a score of 125. He also passed the Slough Consortium’s test with a score of 121. Many thanks for all your support and guidance! Year 5 parent, Iver (2018) Hi Marie, He passed both. 127 in Bucks and 111 in Slough exam. Thank you to both you and Sinead for your help. Year 5 parent, Langley (2018) Sara passed both the Slough and the Bucks 11+ exams – she is now hoping to go to Langley Grammar School :-) I will be asking Sara to send you a message herself over the next few days. In the mean time I would like to offer my sincere thanks to you ... read more and your team. Your efforts instilled self confidence in Sara and gave her the fine tuning in her skills that she needed to pass the 11+. You managed to do this in a non-stressful environment where, through innovative and imaginative techniques, learning was actually made fun unlike so many other tutors I have heard about. I would whole-heartedly endorse you to other parents who may be considering tuition for their children. Thanks again, I hope your other children enjoyed the same success that Sara had. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) By the grace of God, Ananya did well in all her exams. She scored 130 in Slough and 153 in Bucks Exams. She is also in Band A for the Henrietta Barnett School. Thank you so much for your valuable guidance and encouragement through the past two years. Ananya really enjoyed the ... read more classes and learnt a lot. Please thank all the teachers on our behalf. Can I also add that though Ananya found the work in the classes challenging she never felt pressured and actually enjoyed coming every week. show less Year 5 parent, Uxbridge (2017) We have the immense pleasure in informing you that Aalisya did pass her 11 Plus exam. Having discussed the tuition with Aalisya, in no particular order she said the classes were fun, organised and effective. Both my husband and I believe you and your colleagues are a credit to her success. We ... read more are confident of the above statements as Aalisya only started with yourselves in January 2015 and passed the exams. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (testimonial received in 2016 – Aalisya sat the 11 Plus in 2015) Just wanted to let you know that Ridhima passed her 11plus exams at Bucks and Berkshire / Slough schools. Her overall mark in Bucks test was 132 (131 VR, 125 Maths and 143 NVR). Thanks for all your help. ... read more . show less Year 6 parent, Hayes (2019) Josh did very well indeed. He got 140 for Bucks and 124 for Slough. Year 5 parent, Ickenham (2014) Just to say, Abi passed the Slough 11+ test with a score of 118 (one point more than Maddy in 2014!!). She is delighted and I would like to say a massive thank you to you and the whole team for your help, support and encouragement for Abi throughout her preparation. We ... read more have been very fortunate to have found you for both Abi and Maddy (in previous years). Thank you for all your help and wishing you the very best of continued success in the future. show less Year 5 parent, Windsor (2016) Inaya got 112 points in Slough test. Have a nice day and we were very happy with the Marie Redmond tuition centre. Keep up the fantastic work! Year 5 parent, Hillingdon (2018) I am so pleased that we took the time to make the right and best choice in choosing you for his tutoring. It’s was a big decision for me as you know his school gives a great deal of daily homework and I needed to make sure most importantly he is in ... read more an environment where is happy and looks forward to coming to each week – I believe this will aid to his success. I am delighted that Anne has made this possible with her professionalism and engagement with him in his first lesson. I was overwhelmed that he came out smiling and happy in-fact he was quite eager to go home and finish all his homework -which also surprised my husband! show less Year 4 parent, Slough (2017) He really enjoys going to Sinead’s class and seems to be making friends :-) Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Anne, whom he extremely liked from the day one, for the help and attention he has received. Year 4 parent, Slough (2018) She passed her GL. She’s chuffed to bits her hard work paid off and passes on her thanks to Laura - as do we. Look forward to using your services in the future, with her other siblings! Year 6 parent, Slough (2019) Daniel did very well, he has got 142 in Buckinghamshire test, and 118 in Slough. Thank you for your contribution. Year 5 parent, Iver (2017) Aaliah achieved 119 in the slough paper and 135 in the Bucks paper and I’m super proud of her! I would like to thank yourself and Sinead for the support and tuition you have provided! I’m sure you will be delighted to hear this happy news and thank you for all your ... read more support and advice during what was a very stressful time! show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2017) My son Samraj has just got his results and has passed his Slough CEM test. We also wanted to say a massive thank you to you personally and all the tutors that have helped Sam in his journey. Year 6 parent, Slough (2019) I just wanted to let you know that Zak passed the Buckinghamshire exam. Thank you so much for your help and support. It was a very tough year with many challenges. Year 6 parent, Slough (2021) Please can you kindly let Anne know that Maria passed both Bucks & Slough 11+ test. Thank you for all your help. I can’t thank you both enough. Year 5 parent, Denham (2017) I am glad to let you know that Simon has passed his 11+ exam with a fantastic score. He scored 130 out of maximum 136 in the Slough exam. We are all delighted with this result. Thanks again for your help, it was definitely well worth it. I look forward to sending ... read more my younger son Nathan to your course when he is in Year 5 in 2016/17. show less Year 5 parent, Uxbridge (2015) As Sara strode into the exam hall this morning, chatting to her friends, I stood at the gate thinking about everything that has led up to this D-Day. I just wanted to say thank you for the huge part you and your team have played in her preparation and developing her confidence. ... read more I hope to be sharing some good news with you next month – but in the mean time here’s some other good news… Sara was appointed head girl of Castleview School this week :-) show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) We are pleased to learn of Joshua's continued progress in his eleven plus studies. We know that he has enjoyed the new teaching format and being challenged. Please pass on our thanks to Sinead. We know that it has been a difficult time in terms of having to change your delivery model ... read more at short notice but we appreciate you doing this. show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2020) Thank you for the results. We wanted you to know that Zak is enjoying his online sessions with Anne. Year 5 parent, Slough (2020) Thanks once again, she has always come back positive and wanting to learn and show me her work. Year 4 parent, Slough (2019) Just an update for Rajeshwar’s Slough result, he has passed the exam. Year 6 parent, Hayes (2019) Marie Redmond Tuition was the best choice I made for my son after testing out several other tuition centres. Marie and Anne at the centre in Stoke Poges encouraged my son in many ways to do well in all areas for the 11+. Their patience and method of teaching the children was ... read more outstanding. He thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and could not get enough of them. He achieved well above the 11+ pass mark for Bucks and Slough consortium and we are ecstatic. show less Year 5 parent, Uxbridge (2014) I just wanted to let you know her 11+ results. She scored 189 in the Bucks test and 130 in the Slough test. We are absolutely delighted with her results. The structure your course provided really helped to keep her focused throughout the year. Many thanks to you and your team for ... read more all your guidance and support. show less Year 5 parent, Stoke Poges (2015) Good Afternoon Marie, He passed both the Slough Consortium and the Buckinghamshire 11+ exams. Buckinghamshire – 126. Slough Consortium – 115. Year 5 parent, Hillingdon (2018) Many thanks to you and your team of tutors for all your help and advice over the last few months in preparing our son for the 11+ exams. He passed both the Slough Consortium CEM and the Buckinghamshire GL 11+ exams. He just passed the CEM exam which we knew would be ... read more be a challenge for him and he passed the GL exam with a good score. All the best for the future show less Year 6 parent, Stoke Poges (2019) Thanks for all the efforts you and your team have done for Menaal – appreciated for support you have given to us. Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) Morgan is really taken with Catherine and feels she teaches things in a “really nice way”. Year 5 parent, Slough (Summer 2016) Thank you for the detailed feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time. Ayannah enjoyed the summer course and had a lot of positive things to say. Sarah B was patient and interacted well with the students. Please convey our thanks to Sarah. Year 5 parent, Langley (2021) It really helps knowing Arauna enjoys her lessons with Sinead, which helps set a good medium for productivity. In addition the opportunity to practise the methods/style of questions and the re-enforcing of her understanding is really helping her in making progress. Year 5 parent, Slough (2017) She did really well and passed both the Bucks and Slough 11+ tests – so she is delighted. Many thanks to your tutors for all their help and pre-exam advice. Year 5 parent, West Drayton (2016) The feedback has been very helpful indeed and it is useful to know the areas that Safa needs to focus on. Safa has very much enjoyed attending the 2 summer courses. She has always found Anne to be very approachable and helpful. As always, Anne’s lessons are enabling and motivating. The summer ... read more course homework is very helpful and Safa has been completing these as per the guidance. We were both impressed with the Marie Redmond Verbal Reasoning books. Safa has found these to be user friendly - combining both GL and CEM questions. Safa even asked if there was a Marie Redmond Maths word problem book!! show less Year 4 parent, Slough (2021) Ali passed Bucks exam. He got 141. We are so happy. Thank you for all your help. Year 5 parent, Slough (2014) He passed both Bucks and Slough 11plus exams with a high score. We will find out which grammar school he goes to in March next year. Many thanks to you and to all the teachers for their support. Year 5 parent, Slough (2016) I just wanted to let you know that she passed both the Slough and Bucks 11+ examinations. Thanks to you and your team for all your support and hard work. ... read more show less Year 6 parent, Iver Heath (2020) Could I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for all their hard work. This year has been incredibly challenging. As a teacher myself, I understand completely how teaching has had to adapt. The zoom lessons, have been fantastic. I know nothing can replace face to face teaching, but your ... read more staff, especially Anne have been amazing. We have been very impressed with the way you effectively and efficiently dealt with lockdown and virtual teaching. Regardless of the results, I know Zak has learned so much and has developed in many ways. Thank you again and we wish you all the best. show less Year 6 parent, Slough (2020) I would like to let you know that my son Ahmed Sanad passed Bucks test with a score of 132 . I hope that he gets a place in Burnham Grammar. Your course helped him during the lockdown after he stopped live classes in Slough, it was very good to have these ... read more virtual courses. Thank you very much for your help and support. show less Year 6 parent, Slough (2020) A big thank you to all the staff at MRT, Kemi passed both the GL and CEM 11+ exams. We hope to enrol our son (who is currently in Year 4) for lessons next year when he is in Year 5. Year 5 parent, Slough (2018) Tyler enjoyed his first lesson today, he was a happy boy. Year 4 parent, Slough (2015) Alvin scored 138 in Bucks 11 Plus and 118 in Slough. Thank you for all of your support. Year 5 parent, Ascot (2014) I received Aaliah’s mock paper results in the post today and I am thrilled with her result of 81%! I just hope it means she will be confident and do well in the real exam! ... read more ! show less Year 5 parent, Slough (2017)