Slough 11 Plus Exam

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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  • 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.

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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.
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 Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools. The dates for 2022 have not yet been confirmed.
  • 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.

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

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