11 Plus Schools

Birmingham and Walsall 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.

CEM 11 Plus – Birmingham Past Test Paper Content

Birmingham Historic Pass Marks

Arrangements for 11+ admissions in Birmingham have changed for entry from September 2011. There is now a “Consortium of Grammar Schools in Birmingham”, comprising the following schools:

  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
  • King Edward VI Aston School
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
  • King Edward VI Five Ways School
  • King Edward VI Handsworth School
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
  • Handsworth Grammar School

Information about the pass marks need to gain entry to the Birmingham Grammar Schools can be viewed here.

Information about the two Walsall grammar schools can be found by scrolling down this page.

Admissions Information for Consortium Schools for September 2015 entry

Closing date for Applications CAF – Common Application Form 31 October 2014
Grammar School Consortium Test Registration Form – 11th July 2014 (4pm) – to be sent to The Consortium of Grammar Schools’ Applications,
PO BOX 15627, Birmingham, B16 6NL
Registration forms available from May 2014
11+ test dates Saturday 6th September 2014
Test Types Two 45 minute papers. The papers will be divided into smaller individually timed sections. They comprise
*Verbal Reasoning and Literacy
*Non-Verbal Reasoning
*Reading comprehension
*Mathematics
Most of the questions are multiple choice. The marks will be standardised to take account of differences in age and then added together.
Sample questions will be sent to parents on receipt of the completed registration form.
Examiners CEM 11 Plus – University of Durham
Previous Year’s Pass Mark For information about pass marks please see Historic Pass Marks
For entry in September 2011 the lowest qualifying score was 215 and 267 was the highest score obtained for 1 of the selective schools wtihin the Consortium
11+ Test Results 17 October 2014
Allocations 2nd March 2015
Appeals May and June 2015
Admissions Birmingham City Council
Tel:0121 303 1888
Email:admissions@birmingham.gov.uk
Consortium Schools
The Grammar Schools in Birmingham 0121 415 6004

Appropriate Practice Materials

NEW CEM Practice Materials now available on our online shop

Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials see here
Non-verbal Reasoning Practice Materials see here
Maths Practice Materials see here
English Practice Materials see here
Cem Practice Materials see here

The CEM 11 Plus by the University of Durham is allegedly “tutor proof”, although we provide information about past test paper content to allow you to get an overview of the type of content that comes up in the tests. For further guidance on relevant preparation please read the Birmingham section of our 11+ Forum.

Birmingham Consortium Schools General Information

School Gender Places Open Events
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Boys 124 places in Year 7. Tuesday 24th June 2014 6.00pm – 8.00pm;
Thursday 18th September 2014 6.00pm – 8.00pm;
Wednesday 25th June 2014 9.15am – 10.30am;
Tuesday 21st October 2014 9.15am – 10.30am;
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 9.15am – 10.30am;
Thursday 23rd October 2014 9.15am – 10.30am
King Edward VI Aston School Boys 104 places in Year 7. 9:30-12noon 28th June;
5-7pm 16th September 2014
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Boys 93 places in Year 7. Friday 19th September 2014 6.00pm – 8.30pm;
Saturday 20th September 2014 10.00am – 12.30pm
Handsworth Grammar School for Boys Boys 150 places in Year 7. Thursday 26th June 2014
5.00pm – 8.00pm;
Thursday 25th September 2014 5.00pm – 8.00pm
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls Girls 120 places in Year 7. Thursday 3rd July 2014
4.00pm – 6.00pm;
Thursday 18th September 2014 6.00pm – 8.15pm;
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 11.00am – 12 noon – By prior appointment only;
Wednesday 24th September 2014 11.00am – 12 noon – By prior appointment only
King Edward VI Five Ways School Mixed 150 places in Year 7. Friday 27 June 2014 6.00pm – 8.30pm;
Friday 19 September 2014 6.00pm – 8.30pm
King Edward VI Handsworth School Girls 128 places in Year 7. Monday 30th June 2014
5.00pm – 8.00pm;
Tuesday 16th September 2014 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls Girls 150 places in Year 7. Wednesday 25th June 2014 6.30pm – 8.30pm;
Wednesday 17th September 2014 6.30pm – 8.30pm;
Thursday 18th September 2014 11.00am – 12.15pm

Walsall

Queen Mary’s Grammar School & Queen Mary’s High School

Now part of the ’Consortium of Grammar Schools for Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

These schools are now part of a new Consortium set up recently for the ease of Grammar School applications.
see this page for details.

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 9th May 2014

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