How does the 11+ work in Buckinghamshire?
Updated: Mar 28, 2019
The Secondary Transfer Test (or 11+ test) is sat by every pupils in Buckinghamshire in September of Year 6. It is essentially an IQ test, and determines which secondary school pupils can apply to. Parents need to register to ‘opt-out’ of the 11+ if they do not wish their children to take the test.
The test consists of two 45 minute papers taken on the same day, with a short break in between.
Paper 1 assesses pupils; Comprehension, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2 assesses pupils; Mathematical knowledge, Non-verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
If children reach the required score for the test, then they will be able to apply for a place at one of the grammar schools in the area. A list of which can be found at https://www.thebucksgrammarschools.org/. If pupils do not reach the required score then there is the option to appeal (a blog on how to do this will appear soon), or will be able to apply for a place at one of the non-selective schools within their catchment.
For more information on the test format please check out our 11+ Exam in Bucks page. www.headstart11plus.co.uk