11+ Frequently Asked Questions

 

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What is the 11+?

The 11+ test is an entry test given to pupils in their last year of primary school (Year 6 in England) and is used as a means to determine whether that pupil is suited to the academic rigours of a grammar school education.

Where can my child sit the 11+?

Students in Warwickshire can sit the 11+ at Lawrence Sheriff School. Should they pass they will be eligible for any grammar school/ stream in Rugby.

How much does it cost to sit the 11?

The test is free to take.

When do students sit the 11+?

The 11+ is taken for all Warwickshire grammar schools and is scheduled for September 2021. Once registered, information on timings will be sent to you two weeks before the test.

What does the test involve?

There will be two papers, each of approximately 50 minutes. The papers will be divided into smaller, individually timed sections, which test verbal ability, numerical ability, and non verbal ability.

When and where do I register my child for the 11+? What is the deadline for registration?

For information on how to register for the 11 plus visit Register for the 11+ test – Warwickshire County Council

The registration for the 11+ opens on Monday 10th May 2021 and closes on Wednesday 30th June 2021.





Late 11+ registrations and late secondary school applications will not be considered in the first round of offers.

Pupil Premium Support

When you register for the 11+ and you state that your child is PP, Child Looked After (CLA) or  Child Previously Looked After, (CPLA) You will be automatically enrolled on an online preparation course.

What are the entry requirements?



The automatic qualifying score for the 2020 11+ was:

Lawrence Sheriff School = 210

Rugby High School = 210

Minimum score for waiting list

Lawrence Sheriff School = 205+

Rugby High School = 205+



The boundary for the scores changes from year to year.

Parent/Carer of: (warwickshire.gov.uk)


For 2022 entry the following will also apply:

30 places will be allocated to children who were eligible for the Pupil Premium6 at the point of registering to sit the entrance test living in the Eastern area of Warwickshire* or the priority circle (the centre of which is the Rugby Water Tower and has a radius of 10.004 miles), who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score or above for this school for this particular year of entry, or whose scores are between one and twenty marks below the Automatic Qualifying Score for this school for this particular year of entry, or who achieve the minimum score or above for the waiting list, whichever is the lower.

5 places will be allocated to children who were eligible for the Service Premium7 at the point of registering to sit the entrance test living in the Eastern area of Warwickshire* or the priority circle (the centre of which is the Rugby Water Tower and has a radius of 10.004 miles), who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score or above for this school for this particular year of entry, or whose scores are between one and twenty marks below the Automatic Qualifying Score for this school, for this particular year of entry, or who achieve the minimum score or above for the waiting list, whichever is the lower.



Furthermore, where places remain after all children meeting the Automatic Qualifying Score within East Warwickshire and the priority area have been included, the following will apply:

If  any of the 30 places available under the PupilPremium6 category have not been offered, those remaining places will be offered to students who were eligible for the Pupil Premium (as previously defined) at the point of registering to sit the entrance test living outside the priority areas who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score or above for this school for this particular year of entry, or whose scores are between one and twenty marks below the Automatic Qualifying Score for this school for this particular year of entry, or who achieve the minimum score or above for the waiting list, whichever is the lower.

If any of the 5 places available under the Service Premium7 category have not been offered, those remaining places will be offered to students who were eligible for the Service Premium (as previously defined) at the point of registering to sit the entrance test living outside the priority areas who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score or above for this school for this particular year of entry, or whose scores are between one and twenty marks below the Automatic Qualifying Score for this school for this particular year of entry, or who achieve the minimum score or above for the waiting list, whichever is the lower.
Where can I access further information?

During the summer term of 2021 parents of all the children in Year 5 in primary schools in Warwickshire will be issued with a leaflet about the process of selection.



For further queries relating to the Warwickshire 11+ test, please contact the School Admissions office at: elevenplus@warwickshire.gov.uk

How will I know if I should enter my child for the 11+?

Try out sample questions and tests and see if your child scores well and enjoys the process.

What grammar schools are there in Rugby?

Lawrence Sheriff School

Rugby High School

Ashlawn has a selective stream

How can I help prepare my child for the 11+?

You will receive a familiarisation booklet containing information about the format of the test and some example questions, upon receipt of a completed registration form.



Try working through some sample papers available free from CEM. While the papers your child will sit for the 11+ may look slightly different to this, these sample papers will help to give you a taster of the style of questions they can expect to see.

https://www.11plusguide.com/11-plus-papers-books/free-11-plus-papers/


Updated 10th March 2021

 

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