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Atom answers common 11 plus questions

Aug 9, 2023, 10:18 AM

Are you considering applying to a grammar school? We've collated answers to common questions about the 11 plus and grammar school admissions.

The 11 plus exam

The 11 plus is an academic test which children take to apply for a place at a grammar school. The exam is designed to identify children who are working at the top ability range in their year group (normally the top 25%).

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The admissions process

A consortium is a group of grammar schools who all use the same 11 plus test and follow the same registration and testing timetable. If your child is applying to multiple grammar schools within the same consortium, they will only need to take the 11 plus once. However, if your child is applying for a grammar school outside of a consortium, they will have to take the exam for that specific school.

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We know how important this process is for you and your child. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have about the 11 plus or applying to grammar schools.

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