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The London Consortium 11+ (11 plus) exam will be in the CEM format.

The London Consortium have released a new website with further information about their shared examination process. This information indicates that the exam will be created for them by the publishing board CEM.

 

The exam is therefore likely to share a number of similarities with the 11+ exam that CEM creates for numerous grammar schools across the country. This is emphasized by the fact that the official familiarisation material provided for the London Consortium exam is identical to that provided for the 11+ CEM grammar school exam.

 

Here at Exam Papers Plus, we specialise in producing resources that are specifically designed to help students prepare for CEM exams, like the London Consortium 11 plus test..

 

Whatever your child’s current attainment level, investing some additional time for preparation in the lead-up to the entrance test is likely to improve their performance ahead of the actual exam. At a minimum, being familiar with the question types, as well as the specific ways that answers must be recorded in the London Consortium 11 plus exam, will help your child approach their assessment with confidence.

 

As the London Consortium assessment will focus on Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, we highly recommend our selection of eleven plus papers that are designed in the CEM style for these three subjects. All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your child’s work and identify where they might need additional focus and improvement.

 

We would specifically recommend the following resources that can be downloaded and used immediately after purchase:

 

Mathematics 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+ London Consortium test.

 

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+ exams, such as the London Consortium Test.

 

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+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2

These packs focus on multiple-choice comprehension, which will feature in the CEM 11+ London Consortium Test. 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)

This pack focuses on cloze questions that are used in almost all CEM 11+ exams. The pack covers three different variations, with 21 tests in total.

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1 (CEM)

11+ Spelling Pack 2 (CEM)

CEM 11+ exams, such as the 11 plus London Consortium 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.

 

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Please click on the links below to learn more about the admissions process at each of the schools in the London Consortium:

 

Channing School

 

Francis Holland School (NW1)

 

Francis Holland School (SW1)

 

Godolphin and Latymer School

 

More House School

 

Northwood College

 

Notting Hill and Ealing High School

 

Queen’s College London

 

Queen’s Gate School

 

South Hampstead High School

 

St. Helen’s School London

 

St. James Senior Girls’ School

 

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.

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