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Beths Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Beths Grammar School (known locally as Beths), is a boys’ grammar school located in Bexley, in South-East London. The school was founded in 1945 under the name Erith Technical School and became a grammar in 1976. The school performs well locally with pupils typically achieving A to C grades at GCSE level. Boys are admitted from 11 years old, with girls joining in Sixth Form.


For an insight into what it’s like to study at Beths Grammar School, take a look at this Sixth Form Leavers’ video created by students at the school:


11 Plus Exam Information for Beths Grammar School


Address: Beths Grammar School, Hartford Road, Bexley, DA5 1NE

County: Kent

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01322 556538

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,199 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 192

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus – University of Durham


Beths Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions


Admissions to the school in Year 7 are determined by student performance in the Bexley Selection Test, which take place in September. The school is part of the Bexley Co-ordinated Secondary School Admissions Scheme, which has a set application process alongside other schools in the area.


The school is selective, therefore only students who attain the standard set by the local authority are eligible to apply for admittance. The admissions policy is made available on the Bexley Local Authority website prior to applications opening.


After your child has taken the selection test, results are sent to parents in October, by which point, the Common Application Form (CAF) should have been returned to the local authority. There are 192 places offered in Year 7 and the school is often over-subscribed. In such cases, places are determined based on the following criteria:


1.     Students who are, or have been, Looked After Children.

2.     Those who have achieved the highest 180 scores in the 11 Plus exam.

3.     Children who already have a sibling at the school.

4.     The distance the student lives from the school.

5.     Where distance to the school is identical, selection test scores are then considered.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Beths Grammar School


To apply for 11 Plus entry to Beths Grammar, parents need to check that their child meets the admissions criteria. Further details can be found on the Bexley Local Authority website here once applications are open. A registration form and a Common Application Form then needs to be completed on the local authority website.



Beths Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format


The Eleven Plus Exam at Beths Grammar consists of two papers that last approximately 50 minutes each. The papers contain a mix of the following elements:



Most of the questions will be multiple choice, with some of the maths questions asked as standard format questions.


How to Prepare for the Beths Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?


At Exam Papers Plus, we always advise that it’s best to start 11 Plus preparation early. The sooner your child begins a regular study routine, the more time they’ll have to get used to the types of questions that may be asked in the exam.


Usually, a ‘little but often’ approach works best when it comes to studying for the tests. Try breaking down your child’s revision into small chunks to ensure that all the exam elements are covered.


Practice exam papers are a great way to help your child get used to the exam layout and the allocated times that they have for each paper. If you introduce practice papers early in your child’s revision, you’ll be able to monitor their improvement as their studying progresses.


As exam day approaches, try doing timed practice papers with your child to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions to a deadline.


We have several 11+ practice papers that can help your child prepare for the Beths Grammar 11 Plus exam. We recommend the following resources:


Verbal Reasoning – specific skill development



Numerical Reasoning – specific skill development



Full Practice Tests – Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning



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The information provided about Beths Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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