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Introduction to the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam

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 2010 and 31st August 2011 will take the exam in late 2021 to be eligible to apply for a place for September 2022, however, the exam date has yet to be 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.

FAQs

What does the Slough Consortium 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 Consortium 11 Plus exam look like?

A Familiarisation booklet, produced by the CEM, 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 >

How do I register my child for the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam?
  • You need to register your child to take the Slough Consortium 11 Plus test.
  • Online registration for the September 2021 exam opens on Saturday 1st May 2021 on the website of the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and closes at midnight on Sunday 13th June 2021.
  • 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 Consortium 11 Plus?

Verbal Reasoning (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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Feedback from parents

  • Jai did really well: Berks - 122, Bucks - 139. We hope he will follow his sister Keerit to Langley Grammar School. Many thanks to Sinead, yourself and your team for all the help you gave him (and to Keerit last year). Despite only attending for about a term and a half, Sinead gave him plenty of guidance, tips and motivation to succeed. Although the 11+ journey has come to an end for us, I now make a point to mention Marie Redmond 11+ Tuition whenever I the topic comes up conversation!

    Year 6 parent, Windsor (2019)

  • 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 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.

    Year 5 parent, Slough (2016)

  • 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)

  • I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and Debbie in particular. Jack started off in tuition last year as a shy boy with low confidence. He has grown and developed in the time he has been studying with you. His confidence has soared and we have noticed a huge change in him. He has made a really positive start to Year 6 and I am confident this year will be the making of him. Thank you once again for all your support in the last year. Debbie, and the process of studying for 11+, has had a very positive impact on Jack. Please pass on our thanks to Debbie. Hopefully our daughter will do her 11+ tuition with you in a few years time too.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Noah passed Bucks with a score of 128 (passing each individual element too). We are really happy he got the result that we worked hard for. Many thanks for all your work and support. Please pass my thanks onto Sinead and Ameena. We have one more child. She is in reception so it will be a few years yet. Although we will use you again.

    Year 6 parent, Langley (2019)

  • He was nervous in the run up but he really enjoyed it. He wants to go to tuition 5 days a week and school only 1 day per week!

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2020)

  • I want to thank you for all the help you did. Mehek’s score is 136.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • He got his 1st choice school. He is very happy and thanks again for the role you and Sinead played as part of his preparation.

    Year 6 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Bisma had a great first session last Saturday at Stoke Poges – this was a real positive as she was very nervous at the start. I would also like to add that correspondence from yourself and your colleagues was informative and timely. The homework resources were well organised and we were able to find and use everything with ease – I especially liked the use of the purple folder containing that weeks homework. The small incentives used to motivate the children also worked a treat! Early days but a happy start.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2017)

  • Please pass on our thanks to Laura for tutoring Arjan before Lockdown and Sinead during lockdown.  Arjan enjoyed the face to face lessons at the time anyway, and made rapid progress.  But the virtual lessons in particular were very much appreciated.  We recognise that this was a new way of working for your staff as well, but Sinead was very calm and reassuring throughout the process, and we really value her support of Arjan during this time.  He was a little reticent about getting involved at first because Sinead and the other children were all new to him.  Thanks to Sinead's efforts and insistence on involving everyone, he's really grown in confidence and is now fully engaging with the lessons.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2020)

  • I just wanted to write a little email to thank Anne and yourself for Simran’s smooth transition into 11+ tutoring. Simran is quite shy when in new surroundings however she has come out of each lesson so far with a beaming smile and very relaxed. She is finding the lessons very enjoyable and has made good progress in a short time. She has always feared any work related to Maths, however is now starting to enjoy it and eager to learn more.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2017)

  • Hi Marie, She passed the test with a score of 111. We are very pleased with her result , and thank you for your support and preparing.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for encouraging Simran to come out of her a shell. When she started with you in December she really dreaded tackling Maths in any form. She was ecstatic with her Maths score in the most recent assessment and the hard work from both sides clearly shows. She is enjoying it a lot more, feels more confident about it all because she is understanding it much more.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2018)

  • 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)

  • He passed both. He scored 137 in his Buckinghamshire exam and 114 in Berkshire.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • We are grateful for the support given through the virtual lessons and also during the class lessons. We appreciate all the teachers who are working tirelessly to make sure our children don't miss out.  Wishing you, your team and your families a happy and blessed Easter.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2020)

  • Thank you for your email, which was very informative. Arjan really enjoyed the class, he said he felt he was learning, and he likes the variety of activities which meant he stayed focussed and engaged. Please pass on our thanks to his teacher on the day (Sinead).

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2019)

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