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Birmingham Grammar School Consortium 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are currently eight grammar schools in the Birmingham Grammar School Consortium. For 11 Plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

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 for Boys

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Birmingham Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies, according to school – previously 204-215 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March  

Appeals Hearings: May and June

Admissions Info: Birmingham City Council, 0121 303 1888

 

Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Prospective pupils aiming to gain a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school must sit the 11 Plus exam. Each of the eight schools mentioned above host specific open events for prospective pupils and parents to visit the schools, learn more about their curriculum and ask any questions about admission to Year 7.

 

With admissions coordinated by the Birmingham Grammar Schools Consortium, parents must register their child for the eleven plus exam before the deadline.

 

How to Register for the Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Parents must register their child for a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school via the Birmingham Consortium before June. Following this, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before October; this step can be completed online via the Birmingham City Council website. Parents can select more than one preferred school on this form.

Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Birmingham 11+ exam consists of two papers that each last approximately 50 minutes. All eight schools within the Birmingham Consortium use the same test papers, which assess a child’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Reading skills.

 

Results from the 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.

 

Practice Papers for the Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For students currently preparing for the Birmingham 11 Plus exam, we would recommend the following practice resources:

 

Eleven Plus CEM Practice Test 1

Eleven Plus CEM Practice Test 2

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning CEM (Pack 1)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning CEM Shuffled Sentences

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning CEM Synonyms and Antonyms Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning CEM Synonyms and Antonyms Pack 2

 

Eleven Plus CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

Eleven Plus CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

Eleven Plus CEM M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

Eleven Plus English: Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1 (Fiction)

Eleven Plus English: Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2 (Non-Fiction)

Eleven Plus English: Cloze (CEM) Pack 1

Eleven Plus English: Spelling Pack 1

Eleven Plus English: Spelling Pack 2

 

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

 

 

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