Bexley 11 Plus
The New Schools Admissions Code, by law from 2012 , due to take effect for admissions for Entry in September 2013, states that schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for applications on October 31st 2012.
Children attending state primary schools in Bexley, apart from the Catholic primary schools and the Business Academy Bexley Primary Section, are automatically included in the 11+ testing process. All other children must be actively registered to take the 11+ selection test in Bexley.
Admissions Information for entry in September 2014 – CEM 11 Plus
The London Borough of Bexley are making changes to the selection tests that children will sit in September 2013 onwards.
Children will NOT automatically sit the test as in previous years. Parents will have to inform the school or Local Authority of their wish for their child to sit the exam.
The testing has also been changed, see below and see this information sheet from London Borough of Bexley here
The Bexley tests for 2014 will be in CEM 11 Plus format, as written by CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring)of Durham University.
The tests will include Verbal reasoning, Non-verbal reasoning, English comprehension and Mathematical problem solving.
(Last year the test was GL Assessment, Maths and Verbal Reasoning multiple choice)
There will be two 45 minute tests; the papers will be divided into smaller individually timed sections. Each paper will consist of a mixture of questions from the four subjects. The questions will be multiple choice.
Children will take both tests on the same morning/afternoon with a break of 30 minutes in between. Each test lasts one hour, including examples and then 45 minutes to answer the questions.
Familiarisation materials will be sent to all applicants.
Please see other areas already administering the CEM 11 Plus test for examples of the test: Birmingham and Warwickshire. Please note that the CEM 11 plus exam is written specific to each school or region, therefore not all CEM 11 plus exams will be the same, but there will be similarities.
Please also see this thread from our forum
Admissions Information for entry in September 2014
|Closing date for applications|
|31st October 2013 – deadline for submitting the CAF
14th July 2013 – for test registration (regsitration from 7th May 2013)
|Places||180 in year 7|
|Open events||Autumn 2013|
|11+ test dates||Wednesday 18th September 2013 – (for children attending a Bexley primary school, to be taken at their primary school)
Tuesday 17th or Wednesday 18th September 2013 – (for other children; to be taken at a designated Grammar school.)
|Test Types||Verbal reasoning, Non verbal reasoning, Mathematic Problem solving and English comprehension
There will be two test papers, each one containing a mixture of multiple choice questions, divided into timed sections .
The questions in each paper will be a mixture of the above subjects.
Each test will be 45 minutes long. There will be an introduction and worked examples before the test begins, so an hour for each test. Both papers are taken on the same day, with 30 minute break in between.
|Examiner||CEM 11 Plus – University of Durham|
|Results||Sent a week before the autumn half term|
|Allocations||3rd March 2014|
|Admissions||London Borough of Bexley
Tel:020 8303 7777
|Recommended Practice Materials||Verbal Reasoning|
|Bexley Grammar School||Mixed||192 places in Year 7.||Open Mornings – Wed 16th October & Thurs 17th October 2013.
Open evening:Thurs 17th October 2013
|Beths Grammar School||Boys||192 places in Year 7||Open Evening- Wed 16th October 2013 Open morning/afternoon – Thurs 17th October 2013|
|Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School||Mixed||192 in Year 7||Open mornings – Friday 18th October & Monday 21st October .
Open Evening – Monday 21st October 2013
|Townley Grammar School||Girls||210 places in Year 7.||Open Evening – Monday 14th October. Open mornings – Tuesday 15th October & Wednesday 22nd October 2013|
Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.
Page updated on 3rd May 2013