Godolphin and Latymer School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details


NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process at Godolphin and Latymer School was changed. The school opted to use the online ISEB Common Pretest for 2021 entry and has decided to continue using this assessment going forwards. To learn more about this exam and how to prepare, please click here.




Whilst being very strong school academically, Godolphin and Latymer prides itself on delivering much more than excellent exam results. Girls are given the chance to pursue a range of activities and non-academic interests outside of the classroom. The school offers a broad range of extracurricular activities. The school’s excellent pastoral care works to develop the girls’ confidence, ensuring that they are grounded and have plenty of opportunities to shine.


Godolphin and Latymer School Cognitive Abilities Test, 11 plus Exam 


Registration Closing Date: November

Exam Date: January

Exam Board Type: CEM

Results Date: February


Godolphin and Latymer School Admissions Criteria


Godolphin and Latymer School is a member of the London Consortium and follows its Agreed Code of Practice.


The main entry point to Godolphin and Latymer School is in Year 7 and admission is determined by student performance in the school’s entrance test, which takes place in January of the year of entry.


Following the examination, prospective pupils will be assessed principally through an interview and must also provide references from their current school. However, the school may also take into account other relevant factors or circumstances before making a decision on allocating Year 7 places.


The London Consortium’s policy is to offer places based on a student’s overall performance in the cognitive test, interview and reference(s). This means that Year 7 entry is not determined by performance in the exam alone.


According to the school’s admissions policy, although they do accept siblings, admission is not guaranteed on this basis.


For further information on Godolphin and Latymer School’s Year 7 admissions process, please contact the Registrar on 020 8741 1936 or email registrar@godolphinandlatymer.com.


How to Apply for 11 plus Entry to Godolphin and Latymer School


Before applying for an eleven plus place at Godolphin and Latymer School, parents must be sure that it is a good environment for their child. Attending one of the school’s open events in September or October is an opportunity to find out more about the school’s ethos and admissions process. Everyone is welcome at these events and you do not need to book a place, just turn up.


You can download a copy of the school’s registration form for the Cognitive Abilities Test online. Complete the form and return it directly to the school, alongside a non-refundable free of £125.


For more information about the registration process, please refer to the school’s FAQs document.


Godolphin and Latymer School Year 7 entry, 11 Plus Assessment


The London Consortium has replaced its traditional eleven plus exam with a bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test. The test assesses Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. This test has been created for the London Consortium by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). It’s worth noting that the CEM definition of Verbal Reasoning includes question types, such as comprehension, that you would usually find in an English test.


Some of the questions will be in a multiple-choice format. Students will be required to mark their answers on a separate answer sheet. The test lasts for approximately 75 minutes, with a 30-minute break midway. CEM tests tend to consist of shorter timed sections, each focusing on a specific question type. These sections are then taken in a mixed order rather than one subject after another. So, for example, a 5-minute Verbal Reasoning comprehension section could be followed by a 10-minute Maths LNR section, followed by a 6-minute Verbal Reasoning cloze section.


There will be no other written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new cognitive test to identify pupils’ overall academic potential, rather than their ability to retain knowledge for a particular exam.


Students can take the test at any school in the Consortium and parents will receive test results in February.


How to Prepare for the Godolphin and Latymer School 11 plus Entrance Test


Whatever a student’s current attainment level, investing additional time for preparation in the lead-up to the entrance test will likely improve their confidence ahead of the actual exam. As the assessment focuses on Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, we would recommend our selection of eleven plus papers that are designed in the CEM style. All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your child’s work and identify where they might need to focus and improve.


Click here to view our full list of recommendations specifically designed to help students prepare for the new London Consortium 11 plus exam.


We hope you find this article useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some advice or if you have any questions or queries.


Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Godolphin and Latymer School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Godolphin and Latymer 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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