11 Plus Schools

Hertfordshire - Barnet & Enfield 11 plus

London Borough of Barnet

The admissions brochure can be downloaded from the London Borough of Barnet website.

CEM Style Practice Sessions in Harrow suitable for Henrietta Barnet School

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CEM Style Mock Exams

Henrietta Barnett School Entry 2017

The following information is presented in the school’s consultation document, which may be found here

Places 93 in Year 7
The School receives in excess of 2000 applicants for Year 7
Open Day Friday 15th and Monday 18th July 2016 from 9am-12.30pm
Closing Dates 31st October 2016 for CAF form
Closes – Wednesday 20th July 2016 (Forms can be downloaded from the website)
11+ Test Dates Round One – Friday 2nd September 2016.
Round Two – Wednesday 5th October 2016
Test Types There are two parts.
Round One: Approximately 70 minutes – Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning (by CEM)
Round Two: Approximately 70 minutes – English and Mathematics (written by the school)
English – questions to test comprehension and creative writing skills. The writing task may be two shorter pieces of writing or an extended piece, which can be a creative task, a discussion or opinion or a response to a scenario. Mathematics – questions to test problem solving skills
All tests are appropriate to Key Stage 2.
Familiarisation paper
The results of Round One (verbal and numerical reasoning tests) will be combined, standardized and placed in rank order. On the basis of this rank order, the top 300 candidates will be invited back to sit Round Two in October 2016. The results of Round Two will be combined with the results from Round One, standardized and placed in rank order before being submitted to the Local Authority who will offer the highest ranked applicants in accordance with parental preference. The invitation to sit for Round Two will be issued the week commencing 26th September 2016.
Sample questions can be viewed HERE and
Although the CEM test can vary in different areas, there are some similarities; for more details on the CEM test see our Birmingham section HERE
Examiner Part 1 ( Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning) is set by CEM Durham University
Part 2 (English and Mathematics) is set by the school
Scores The results of part one will be combined, standardised and placed in rank order. The top 500 candidates will then have their English and Maths tests marked. The results of all 4 sections will be combined and placed in order of rank.
For candidates who did not achieve a high enough score in part one will be sent Verbal and Numerical reasoning scores and the cut off score.
For candidates who achieved a high enough score to have part two assessed, will not receive scores and ranking but a letter indicating how their scores correspond to previous years.
All candidates who are not offered a place can request their scores after the allocation date.
Allocation March 2017
Appeals Deadline for Appeals: June 2017 (to be confirmed)-forms can be downloaded from the school’s website.
Appeals heard: July 2017. Appeals Guide
Admissions Henrietta Barnett
Admissions Policy

Appropriate Practice Materials for HB

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Maths Practice Materials see here
English Practice Materials see here
CEM Practice Materials see here. Please note: exclude non-verbal reasoning products if your child is only sitting Henrietta Barnet exams.

Queen Elizabeth’s School Entry 2017

GL Style Mock Exams

Places 180 Boys in Year 7
Open Evening 7th July 2016
Closing Dates 31st October 2016 for CAF form
Test Registration – 15th July 2016 (noon)
Forms available from 29th April 2016
11+ Test Dates Thursday 22nd September 2016
11+ Test Types Maths and English both multiple choice.
Both papers will be sat in one session.
Examiner GL Assessment
Scores Scores are standardised and then combined and then listed in rank order. Those who achieve a combined score of 210 will be deemed to have met the standard required. Achieving the required score does not however guarantee that a place will be offered. In the event of applicants scoring the same mark, allocation will be determined by the distance to the school
Test Results Posted to parents Friday 7th October 2016 (provisional)
Allocation 1st March 2017
Admissions Queen Elizabeth
Recommended Materials Maths Practice Materials see here
English Practice Materials see here

Queen Elizabeth School’s previous scores

Number taking the test Number reaching the minimum score Number of Applicants Lowest score gaining admission
Sept 2015 entry 1946 699 837 222
Sept 2014 entry 1985 718 830 223
Sept 2013 entry 1631 575 717 227

The number of applicants exceed the number achieving the required score because some applicants still make an application despite not passing.

Mill Hill County High School Admissions Information for September 2017 Entry

Places 243 places in Year 7
Type Mixed, partially selective
Open Evening September 2016
Closing Dates 31st October 2016 for CAF form
Registration deadline: 5th September 2016
11 + Test Dates Saturday 11th June 2016 – 1st Aptitude Test (Verbal Reasoning)
Saturday 18th June and Saturday 9th July – Dance auditions
Sunday 12th June, Saturday 25th June and Saturday 2nd July – Music auditions
Saturday 3rd September 2016 – 2nd Aptitude test (Non-verbal Reasoning and Mathematics)
Test Type All applicants will sit the Verbal Reasoning test.
The top 240 will be recalled for the second aptitude test. Those not called for the 2nd test will not be eligible for Technological aptitude place. The score of the Verbal reasoning test will be added to the highest score of the further two tests. There is no minimum score. Places are allocated according to total scores.
Examiners GL
Allocations March 2017
Other information The following criteria is used for admissions:-
1. Children in public care
2. 90 pupils on the basis of geographical proximity
3. Siblings
4. Up to 24 technology, 24 music and 12 dance places
Numbers for 2016 Admissions:-
*There were 1018 applications for 243 places.
*There were 1018 applications for ‘geography’ places, with 108 places being allocated, the furthest address being 0.935 miles from the Head’s office.
*2071 children sat the Technology Aptitude Test for 24 places.
*392 children were auditioned for 24 Musical Aptitude places.
*121 children were auditioned for 12 Dance Aptitude places.
Admission numbers for previous years see HERE
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning
Admissions Mill Hill County High School
Tel: 020 8238 8180
Email: admin@mhchs.org.uk

St Michaels’ Admissions Information for September 2017 Entry

Places 96 places in Year 7
Type Girls Grammar
Open Evening Thursday 30th June 2016
Closing Dates Friday 28th October 2016 for CAF form
Tuesday 12th July 2016 for Test Registration
11 + Test Date Friday 9th September 2016
11+ Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, English, Mathematics, all multiple choice format
Examiners NFER
Scores Children are ranked in order starting from highest score. A minimum score must be reached in each paper. Where applicants have equal scores, the verbal reasoning score will be considered first, then non-verbal reasoning, then English, then Maths.
Allocation March 2017
Admissions St Michael’s
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal reasoning
Non-verbal reasoning

London Borough of Enfield

Latymer School

CEM Style Mock Exams

Note: Latymer 11+ change for 2018

For entry 2018, Latymer School is planning to change it’s entrance test to a two stage testing and also change the exam provider.
They will have the stage one test in July 2017 which will entail multiple choice Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning test written by GL Assessment.

The top 500 applicants will be invited back to sit the stage two test in September 2017 which will be a full written English paper consisting of a comprehension and writing exercise.
The draft can be seen HERE

There is only one grammar school in Enfield, the Latymer School., which is mixed.
In 2016 there were 1974 applications. In 2012 there were 1741 applications (for 2013 entry). In 2011 there were 1675 applicants. In 2008 there were 1778 applications.

The 11+ exam has changed since the 2013 testing. It is now Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning is by CEM (Durham University). The topics are more or less the same, as the Verbal Reasoning element of the CEM exam is actually more like an English exam.
However, in preparation we still recommend the practice of the Verbal Reasoning techniques, as the reasoning skills are essential, it also helps in the build up of vocabulary. Besides, there is no knowing exactly what will come up in the exam.

Latymer School is part of a consortium of schools in the UK who administer the tests on the same day. The schools included are Latymer, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Woodford County High School for Girls, Ilford County High School for Boys, the Slough Consortium schools, Reading School and Kendrick. These tests can only be taken at one consortium school. The tests will be shared with the other schools where parents are applying to more than one school.

Latymer allocate up to 20 places based on exceptional musical standard. Those seeking these places have to also sit the entrance test.

Latymer Admissions Information for entry September 2017

Places 186 in Year 7 (Mixed)
Open Evening Monday 27 June or Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 7.30pm(Parents only). School Tours on Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 June 2016 4.00pm – 7.30pm.
Closing Dates 31st October 2016 for CAF form
Monday 4 July 2016 (photographic ID is required)
Please be aware that registration opens on Monday 23 May 2016
11+ Test Date Saturday 10th September 2016
11+ Test Types Two 45 minute papers – each contains a mix of the following, with individual timed sections. Verbal ability (tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal reasoning)
Numerical reasoning (tests the ability to solve mathematical problems)
Non-verbal reasoning (tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other)
Competence in Maths and English skills KS2 is required.
The CEM verbal reasoning test tends to be more like an English paper and not like the usual verbal reasoning.
Although the CEM tests may vary from area to area, there may be similarities in the test. Please find more examples of the CEM tests on our Birmingham section here
A Familiarisation paper can be seen here
Please also see the CEM website here
Examiner CEM (Durham University)
Scores The top 450 ranked candidates will be considered for a place. 186 places will be offered. The following criteria will be applied in order of priority:
1. A child with special needs
2. A child in care
3. Maximum of 20 applicants from the inner area who show musical talent
4. Maximum of 20 applicants from the inner area eligible for Pupil Premium
5. Remaining places being offered to those in the inner are with highest aggregate age standardised scores
Test Results October 2016
Allocation 2nd March 2017
Admissions Latymer School

Appropriate Practice Materials For Latymer

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Cem Practice Materials see here

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 19th November 2016


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