Burnham Grammar School

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With a proven track record in preparing pupils for the 11 Plus, Marie Redmond MEd and her team of exceptional, fully qualified and experienced primary teachers (not ‘tutors’) provide specialist tuition focused on your child’s individual learning needs.

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Introduction to the Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (Bucks 11 Plus)

To apply for a place at a Buckinghamshire grammar school (including Burnham Grammar School), your child will need to pass the Buckinghamshire Transfer Test (11 Plus exam). The Buckinghamshire test is provided by GL Assessment and the pass mark is 121. In county children born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 will take the exam on 9th September 2021 to secure a Buckinghamshire grammar place for September 2022. Out of county students will now take the exam on 11th or 12th September. Parents will receive an email in August advising the dates on which their child will be tested and where this will take place.

  • 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 virtual courses. Thank you very much for your help and support.

    Year 6 parent, Slough (2020)

  • 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 true potential.

    Year 5 parent, Slough (2018)

  • 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 courses .

    Year 6 parent, Wexham (2020)


What does the Bucks 11 Plus include?

The GL exam consists of two papers, taken on the same day, each approximately 45 minutes in duration and testing three areas – verbal, mathematical and non-verbal reasoning skills. The first paper tests verbal skills, including comprehension, English technical and verbal reasoning. The second paper tests non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths. All questions on both papers are multiple choice and pupils indicate their answers on a separate answer sheet.

What does the Bucks 11 Plus look like?

A Familiarisation booklet, produced by GL Assessment, contains information about the content of the tests, some advice about taking the tests and a few sample questions. You can see the most recent booklet here >

You can also find example papers on the website of GL Assessment.

How do I register my child for the Bucks 11 Plus Transfer Test?
  • You do not need to register your child if they attend a Buckinghamshire Local Authority primary school.
  • If your child goes to a Partner School or a school in another Local Authority area, you will need to register with the Buckinghamshire 11 Plus Admissions Team.
  • Registration for the 2021 exam opened at 3pm on 4th May 2021 and closes at 3pm on 24th June 2021.
  • For more information about the Buckinghamshire 11 Plus, visit the Buckinghamshire County Council website, or contact the Buckinghamshire County Council Admissions team here.

What is required to pass the Bucks 11 Plus and help secure a place at Burnham Grammar School?

Verbal skills (50% of the mark)

  • Comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning (the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Mathematical skills (25% 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 skills (25% 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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Feedback from parents

  • Hello Marie, she passed with 120! (CEM). Thank you for all your help and giving her the confidence boost she needed. We’ll look forward to our next Daughter attending your course in 2 years!

    Year 5 parent, Burnham (2018)

  • He did well in both exams. For Berks he attained 118 and for Bucks the result was 130. We’re all extremely pleased with the outcome and have now made our selections for his grammar school for 2018. We would like to thank you and your staff for all the effort and patience shown to him. I don’t think he would have attained those marks without your tuition classes. Once again thank you.

    Year 5 parent, Burnham (2017)

  • Hi Marie, just to confirm that Storm passed her 11+. Thank you.

    Year 5 parent, Burnham (2015)

  • He passed- 136 GL and 118 CEM – thank you so much!

    Year 5 parent, Burnham (2018)

  • Trying to keep my daughter engaged so far has been a real challenge and these classes do help a lot.  Thanks again for everything.

    Year 4 parent, Burnham (2020)

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