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There are five grammar schools in the Wolverhampton and Wrekin region. Since 2012, each of these schools has been part of The Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton. For 11+ details and admissions information about each individual school, please read the articles below:
11 Plus Exam Information for Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools
Registration Closing Date: July
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: Varies from year to year
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: June
Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions
Year 7 admission to all of the grammar schools in Wolverhampton and Wrekin is solely determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Each of the schools in the region encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open event, where more information about the admissions process is provided.
Year 7 admissions to Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar schools are coordinated through the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date in September.
How to Register for the Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam
To apply for a Year 7 place at a Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar school, parents must register their child with the Consortium. Parents need to complete two forms for 11+ entry: The Entrance Test Registration Form and the Local Authority (LA) form, also known as a Secondary School Preference Form. The latter document needs to be returned to the LA directly by the deadline date specified on the form.
Late candidates will only be considered following the initial allocation of places, so it is always advised to meet the registration deadline in the first instance.
Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format
Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar schools all use the same 11 Plus entrance assessment. The exam tests a child’s verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, maths and English. The four subjects are split over two tests, each lasting 45 minutes.
Some of the questions are multiple choice and the papers will be divided into smaller, individually-timed sections.
Practice Papers for the Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam
At Exam Papers Plus, we have a selection of practice exam papers that are highly recommended for those sitting the Wolverhampton and Wrekin 11 Plus:
Mathematics (Numerical Reasoning) Section
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.
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+ exam for the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools..
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.
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 the CEM 11+ exam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These packs focus on multiple-choice comprehension, which will feature in the CEM 11+ exam. There are 15 comprehension tests included in each pack. Pack 1 focuses on classical fiction and Pack 2 focuses on non-fiction.
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.
CEM 11+ exams, such as the 11 plus test for Shropshire, Wolverhampton and Walsall, 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
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
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 Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar schools 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.