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Langley Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Located in Slough, Berkshire, Langley Grammar School is a co-educational grammar that gained academy status in 2011. Langley Grammar was first established in 1956 and now teaches over 1,000 pupils aged 11-18.

 

Langley Grammar considers itself to be an innovative school that not only provides its pupils with a good academic grounding, but also one that gives focus to the skills needed for navigating the modern world. The school gives pupils the opportunity to partake in a variety of extracurricular activities such as sport, music and drama.

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Langley Grammar School

 

 

Address: Langley Grammar School, Reddington Drive, Langley SL3 7QS

County: Berkshire

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01753 598300

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,045 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: Approximately 180

Open Day Date: May and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

 

Langley Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

 

There are currently 180 Year 7 places available at Langley Grammar School, with all places determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. As per other grammar schools within the Slough area, Langley hosts a parents-only information evening in May. This event is not suitable for children and no tours of the school will be given. Rather, the event aims to give parents a detailed explanation of the school’s admission process. Children are permitted to attend the school’s open evening in September.

 

Year 7 admissions to Langley Grammar School are coordinated through the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date.

 

For a full breakdown of Langley’s oversubscription criteria or more information about the school’s admissions process, visit the school’s website.

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Langley Grammar School

 

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Langley Grammar School, parents must register their child with the Slough Consortium. Next, parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF), which can be done online via Slough County Council.

 

As Langley Grammar School follows Slough Consortium’s schedule for Year 7 place allocation, parents are advised to consult this key dates document to ensure your child is registered in time for the 11 Plus exam.

 

 

Langley Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

 

The Langley Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of two papers, each lasting approximately 60-65 minutes. All four schools within the Slough Consortium use the same test papers, which test children’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning skills.

 

Parents will receive online results of their child’s 11+ exam in October, before the deadline for submission of the CAF and final place allocations will be published in March.

 

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

 

 

Sitting a formal exam will likely cause a child to feel nervous, but if a solid study plan is put in place early on, it’s possible to keep levels of anxiety to a minimum.

Ensure that your child is studying regularly – just 20 minutes every day can really make a difference to their understanding of the required subjects.

 

Introduce practice exam papers into your child’s study routine early on and when appropriate for your child, take these practice papers under timed conditions. Creating a ‘mock exam’ environment will be excellent practice for the actual exam.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Langley Grammar School 11 Plus Exam

 

We have several eleven plus practice papers that can help students prepare for the Langley Grammar School 11 Plus exam. We would specifically recommend the following:

 

Mathematics (Numerical Reasoning) Section

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 20 questions. It focuses on time-pressured problem solving with question styles that are known to have been previously used by CEM.

 

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 5 sections, with 5 questions in each section. It focuses on a specific type of question that comes up in CEM exams. These questions are based on some form of chart or diagram that the student must use to work out the answers. The answers must be recorded on a separate sheet in a specific manner. This pack includes separate answer sheets so students can get used to recording their responses in this way, just like they will need to do in the 11+ Langley Grammar School exam.

 

11+ MC Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 20 tests, each with 10 questions. It focuses on a different CEM question type in which there are multiple possible answer choices provided and the student must pick the correct one for each question. Separate answer sheets are provided so students can get used to recording their responses in this manner.

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

This pack contains 15 tests, each with 15 questions. It focuses on fundamental arithmetic skills, developing a strong basis that allows students to work through maths questions efficiently and with confidence.

 

Verbal Reasoning Section

 

Verbal Reasoning, as defined by CEM, is quite different to how it may be traditionally understood. It includes a number of question types that focus on vocabulary and comprehension as well as some more unusual formats. Each of the packs below focuses on a different skill that is assessed in the Verbal Reasoning section of CEM 11+ Langley exam.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains plenty of practice for various question types that crop up frequently in CEM exams. These include questions  that assess a student’s grasp of synonyms and antonyms as well as other formats such as shuffled sentences and contextual cloze.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 2

These packs contains plenty of vocabulary practice, specifically designed to match the style used in CEM exams in the ‘Word Choice’ section. There are 24 practice tests in each pack, each with 29 questions. We recommend beginning with Pack 1. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Shuffled Sentences (CEM) Pack 1

This pack focuses on a specific CEM Verbal Reasoning question type that comes up frequently. It’s relatively unusual and, in our experience, students can find it difficult to get to grips with. There are 20 tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Associations (CEM)

This pack focuses on another common CEM Verbal Reasoning question type. It doesn’t feature in that many 11+ resources so your child may not be too familiar with the format. It assesses the depth of a student’s vocabulary, as well as their understanding of phrases and idioms. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Adjectives (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that targets a student’s knowledge and understanding of adjectives. To do well in this question type, students need to have a broad vocabulary as well as a solid understanding of common phrases and idioms. Furthermore, when there are two or more seemingly possible answers, they need to be able to discern which is the ‘best’, given the context. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Definitions (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that tests the depth of a student’s vocabulary. These questions can be quite tricky. For example, the superfluous definitions are designed to pose challenges, perhaps defining a homophone of one of the target words. To do well in this question type, students must be confident in their choice of words and their meanings. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2

These packs focus on multiple-choice comprehension, which will feature in the CEM 11+ Langley exam. There are 15 comprehension tests included in each pack. Pack 1 focuses on classical fiction and Pack 2 focuses on non-fiction.

 

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 1 – Words

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 2 – Sentences

These packs focus on cloze questions that are used in almost all CEM 11+ exams. Pack 1 focuses on missing words and Pack 2 focuses on missing sentences.

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1 (CEM)

11+ Spelling Pack 2 (CEM)

CEM 11+ exams, such as the 11 plus Langley test, focus heavily on assessing a child’s vocabulary. These packs each introduce 200 words within context, helping students to improve both their vocabulary and spelling. This will prove useful for the Verbal Reasoning section of the exam. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging than Pack 1.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning Section

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

This pack covers a number of the question types that are used in CEM 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exams such as Matrices, Box Sequences and Exceptions. There are some extension question types as well. Whilst these are not known to be utilised in CEM exams, they will help develop your child’s Non-Verbal reasoning ability, which will stand them in good stead for the exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ CEM Practice Test 1

11+ CEM Practice Test 2

These packs each contain two test papers covering all three topics: Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning. Using the official familiarisation material and our deep knowledge of CEM question styles and formats, we’ve created accurate and up to date CEM practice papers that pay attention to all elements including question types, timings, structure, format, question wordings, fonts and design. Answers and Answer Sheets are included so your child can get used to marking their answers as they will need to do in the actual exam.

 

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The information provided about Langley 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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