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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 provide specialist tuition focused on your child’s individual learning needs.
Our unique 11 Plus courses in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Stoke Poges are structured to give children the confidence they need to sit and pass exams in a friendly, stress-free environment.
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. The Consortium operates a shared 11 Plus testing process with the four schools using the same test papers and common eligibility criteria for selection.
Children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009 will take the 11 Plus exam in September 2019 to be eligible to apply for a Slough Consortium grammar place for September 2020.
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.
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.
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 >
- You need to register your child to take the Slough Consortium 11 Plus test. Online registration for the September 2019 exam will open at the beginning of May 2019 on the website of the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and close in the middle of June 2019. The registration dates for the 2019 exam have yet to be 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.
By scoring 111 or more, your child will be eligible for consideration for a place at any Slough grammar school named on your Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF). However, this does not guarantee a place as the schools may be oversubscribed. Each school’s admissions policy will describe how places are allocated in the event of oversubscription.
The results for the 2018 Slough 11 Plus will be released in the middle of October 2018 (no specific date has been provided by the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools).
When you receive your child’s 11 Plus results in October 2019, you will have until Thursday 31st October 2019 to submit your Common Application Form to your Local Authority. You can name up to 6 schools when you apply. School places for September 2020 will be confirmed at the beginning of March 2020.
If you live outside Slough, you must apply through your own Local Authority – even if your child currently attends a Slough primary school.
What is required to pass the Slough Consortium 11 Plus?
Verbal Reasoning (approx. 50% of the mark)
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
- Fractions and ratios
- Foundation algebra concepts
Non-verbal Reasoning (approx. 20% of the mark)
- Spatial awareness
- Logical deduction skills
- Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
11 Plus Mock Exams
Get exam ready with Marie Redmond Tuition® CEM-style 11 Plus Mock Exams for the Slough Consortium 11 Plus. Students who sat our mock exams in 2018 said they were very similar to the actual CEM test, which made them feel prepared and confident when sitting the exam.
For information on all our 11 Plus Mock Exams, visit our Mock Exam Information page.
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Feedback from parents
Hiya Marie, we are pleased to tell you that Sarah passed her 11 plus exam with a score of 126. We are absolutely delighted! Thank you so much for all your help. Please pass on our thank you to her excellent teacher Sarah.
Year 5 parent, High Wycombe (2017)
Please can you forward our comments to Anne, as our son thinks she is a very good tutor and enjoys her classes. He enjoyed the classes so much, that he invited his friends to join. His friends have now joined and attend the same class as him.
Year 5 parent, Farnham Common (2016)
We are very proud, she got 132. 🙂 Hoping she is off to Dr Challoner’s High School next year. Thanks for your help (and your team).
Year 5 parent, Gerrards Cross (2018)
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)
Thank you for the course and I will be sure to recommend you and no doubt be back again when my daughter will be starting.
Year 5 parent, Gerrards Cross (Summer 2016)
Ava passed! She did so well, 131, and she is absolutely thrilled. There’s no question that the classes made a huge difference, and thank you too for your helpful advice whilst we were waiting for the score. Thank you again, and we will see you in a year or two with our son Johnny! I will be sure to recommend you to Johnny’s classmates when the time comes. Ava is hoping to go to Dr Challoners and so excited about it!
Year 5 parent, Amersham (2017)
Our daughter Amy attends year 4 Stoke Poges 9:30am -12 tuition session. Amy has attended 3 sessions and she liked her teacher and always looking forward to attend sessions every week. Anne is very calm, supportive and makes learning fun experience with games and quizzes.
Year 4 parent, Ickenham (2019)
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 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.
Year 5 parent, Hayes (2017)
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!
Year 5 parent, Slough (2017)