Hertfordshire 11 Plus Past Papers

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About the 11 plus

What is the South West Herts Consortium?

Seven partially-selective grammar schools in South West Hertfordshire have combined to select their pupils based on the results of one 11 plus exam, known as a secondary transfer test. It is used to assess:

  • Your child's progress and potential in core subjects

  • Whether your child is likely to thrive at grammar school

These schools assess candidates on academic, music and/or sports criteria. This is unique to the South West Herts Consortium.

Which schools are in the South West Herts Consortium?

  • Croxley Danes School – music criteria only

  • Parmiter's School – academic & music criteria

  • Queens' School – academic, music & sports criteria

  • Rickmansworth School – academic & music criteria

  • St Clement Danes School – academic & music criteria

  • Watford Grammar School for Boys – academic & music criteria

  • Watford Grammar School for Girls – academic & music criteria

How do I register my child for the 11 plus?

Registration for the South West Herts Consortium Schools Test is open online from 11th April to 17th June 2022.

Registration is now closed for entering Year 7 in 2023.

Registration for entering Year 7 in 2024 will open in April 2023.

Learn more about registering for the South West Hertfordshire 11 plus exam.

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What is the Academic Ability Test?

If your child is applying to a South West Hertfordshire grammar school under the academic criterion, they will take two paper tests in maths and verbal reasoning. Both of these are administered by GL Assessment.

Your child may apply to any of the grammar schools under the music criterion or, if you have registered your child for Queen's School, the sports criterion. See the South West Herts Schools Consortium website for more details.

When do 11 plus results come out in Hertfordshire?

Key dates for the South West Herts Consortium Schools Test (this takes place while your child is in Year 6):

  • 1st July 2022: You will be sent information about the test day

  • 3rd September 2022: The academic ability test (11 plus) takes place

  • 5th September 2022: The first round of the music test takes place

  • 13th September 2022: The sports test takes place (Queen's School only)

  • 15th September 2022: The marks of the first round of the music test are sent to you

  • 19th September 2022: The second round of the music test takes place

  • 19th October 2022 11 plus results are posted to you

  • 31st October 2022: Deadline for applying for school places (advised to wait for the 11 plus results before applying)

  • 1st March 2023: You will find out which school has offered your child a place

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What is the pass mark for the Hertfordshire 11 plus?

The South West Herts Consortium pass mark varies year on year and depends on the school.

In 2021, these were the lowest scores at which children were offered a place under the academic criteria:

  • Parmiter's School: 216 (catchment area), 249 (outside catchment area)

  • Queen's School: 182

  • Rickmansworth School: 186

  • Watford Grammar School for Boys: 200 (catchment area), 211 (outside catchment area)

  • Watford Grammar School for Girls: 202 (catchment area), 211 (outside catchment area)

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What age is Atom Nucleus suitable for?

Atom Nucleus is designed for children ages 7–11. Our Exam Prep packages are specifically for children preparing for the 11 plus.

Which exam board is Atom relevant for?

Atom Nucleus covers the GL 11 plus, as well as CEM and consortium-specific exams. Our unlimited practice papers replicate the exam used by your child's target grammar school.

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