Mock 11 Plus
GL-style Mocks for the 11 Plus
Book now for 2025
Early Bird discount available
Beaconsfield School of Education provides Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions for the Bucks 11 Plus. Our Mocks reflect the content and level of the real exam. Results are analysed year on year to ensure that the level of our Mock Tests is appropriate and consistent.
The Main Hall
The Fitzwilliams Centre,
Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW
Our Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions are held in Beaconsfield, less than 5 minutes by car from Junction 2 of the M40.
2025 Test Sessions
In 2025, there will be 3 Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions:
Saturday, 31 May, 2025, 10.20am-12.50pm
Saturday, 09 August, 2025, 10.20am-12.50pm
Saturday, 30 August, 2025, 10.20am-12.50pm
Early Bird Booking fee
- £150 for all 3 Sessions in 2025
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Many features of the Bucks 11 Plus examination are reflected in each of our Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions. These include:
- two GL-style multiple-choice tests of approximately 60 minutes each
- Bucks 11+ exam format: Paper 1: Reading Comprehension/Technical English/VR Paper 2: NVR/Spatial/Maths
- GL-style Answer Sheets
- GL-style Verbal Reasoning
- Practice Questions included, as in the real GL Assessment® 11 Plus
- separate Question Booklets and Answer Sheets
- recorded test instructions
- timed sections
- test invigilation
Beaconsfield School of Education Mock 11 Plus Sessions in Beaconsfield enable
children to experience being tested in a formal examination setting. They gain
confidence by learning more about what to expect in their real 11 Plus exam. They gain
insight into the need to answer questions quickly but accurately. They also get
invaluable practice of how to enter their answers on a separate Answer
Sheet and how to follow recorded instructions.
What is in the Mock Tests?
There are 2 multiple-choice Mock 11 Plus Tests in a Session. There is a short break of around 15 minutes between the 2 Tests.
- The first Mock Test in each Session consists of Reading Comprehension, spelling, punctuation and cloze procedure (gap-fill) and Verbal Reasoning (5 different question types)
- The second Mock Test in each Session consists of Non-Verbal Reasoning (4 different question types), Spatial Reasoning (1 question type) and Maths (short maths, long maths and statistics)
No question is repeated and the level of every Mock 11 Plus Test is geared to the level of the real 11 Plus exam.
Benefits of a BSE Mock 11+ Test Session
- Skills-building - handling test instructions and transferring answers quickly but accurately onto a separate Answer Sheet are skills which require practice
- A first class Mock Test Session venue, conveniently located just a few minutes
off the M40 Junction 2
- A quick results turnaround
- Parents receive an itemised Test Report, including a breakdown of Verbal Reasoning and NVR marks
The Mocks give children the opportunity to sit two full tests with their peers, under formal exam conditions. They provide valuable experience of the timing and pace involved in 11 Plus tests.
We will send you your child's Mock 11 Plus Test results by email. The Mock Test results will help you and your child identify strengths and weaknesses. This will enable you to focus on any skills requiring further practice.
What is Included?
The Mock Test Session:
- Two multiple-choice GL-style Mock 11 Plus Tests of approximately 60 minutes
each with recorded, timed test instructions.
The Test Session Feedback:
- A Test Report Summary and Results Tables provide a description
of the Mock Test content, both the sections and the question types. The target
overall 'pass' mark for each Mock Test is indicated. The average mark, the highest
score and the lowest score are also indicated. There are two Results Tables. The
first ranks scores in each of the Mock Tests separately. The second ranks the
combined Mock Test scores.
- An Individual Test Report indicating the marks achieved by
your child, both as a total mark and itemised by test section. Verbal Reasoning and
Non-Verbal Reasoning scores are further itemised by sub-section (Reading
Comprehension, Synonyms, Spelling, Matrices, Series etc). Parents are also informed
if a section was not attempted.
- The Test Report Summary and Results Tables and the Individual Test Report are forwarded to parents by email as PDF files.
- Beaconsfield School of Education is not associated with GL Assessment®, the 11 Plus test provider for Bucks primary schools.
- Sample questions and answers are provided with the Test Report Summary. The Question Booklets and Answer Sheets used in the actual tests are not made available to parents or tutors. Beaconsfield School of Education retains all Question Booklets and Answer Sheets at the end of a Mock 11 Plus Test Session. This helps ensure that all candidates sitting our Mock Tests have an equal chance. It also means Test Reports accurately reflect the current ability of the children sitting the Tests. Parents are welcome to contact the School should they require further details, for example regarding incorrect answers or unanswered questions.
- Mock Test results do not take into account the month candidates were born and are not age adjusted. This is because complex algorithms are involved in age standardisation procedures.
The 11 Plus in Buckinghamshire
The 11 Plus exams are set by GL Assessment®.
Two tests are taken on the same day with a short break between them. Instructions
are provided by audio soundtrack and there are separate Question Booklets and Answer
Pupils take two 11 Plus tests lasting around 60 minutes, including time for
practice questions. In the Bucks 11 Plus, the first paper tests Reading Comprehension,
Verbal Reasoning and Technical English and the second paper tests Non-Verbal Reasoning,
Spatial Reasoning and Maths. The scores in the two tests are added together. They are
then age standardised to produce the final score.
It is important to score well in all three parts of the 11 Plus test. In the Bucks 11 Plus, the overall weighting is:
- Reading Comprehension/Technical English/Verbal Reasoning: 50%
- Maths: 25%
- Non-Verbal Reasoning/Spatial Reasoning: 25%
The academic standard of the test is generally aligned to the Year 5 National Curriculum in English and Maths. However, a wider knowledge of Standard English vocabulary is of great benefit. Writing skills are not tested.
The 11 Plus tests may include a combination of the following components:
- Reading comprehension - skimming for gist, scanning for specific information,
inferring, logical deduction
- Vocabulary - identifying synonyms and antonyms
- Maths - data handling: statistics
- Grammar, syntax and vocabulary - sentence gap-fill
- Deciphering letter and number codes
- Vocabulary - identifying words hidden between other words
- Punctuation - identifying inaccurate punctuation
- Vocabulary - identifying word families
- Logical deduction - inferring from a set of given statements
- Maths - mental arithmetic
- Grammar - identifying word classes
- Spelling - identifying spelling errors
- Maths - multi-step word problems
- Vocabulary - identifying spelling errors
- Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning
- Cloze procedure - completing missing letters or words in a passage
- handling difficult or unfamiliar questions
- checking the meaning of test questions
- time management - answering questions at a suitable pace
- entering answers accurately and correctly on the separate Answer Sheet
- dealing with unanswered questions when time is running out
- checking answers if time is available
Some maths questions involve reading comprehension skills. In these word
problems, the children are required to find answers to mathematical problems based on
their understanding of a short text. This can be challenging for some children. It may
not be clear to them what calculation(s) they need to make. They may also find the
scenarios distracting, making it difficult for them to focus on the maths element.
Practice under test conditions can be very helpful in this respect.
Non-Verbal Reasoning questions test the ability to logically sequence patterns and shapes. Spatial Reasoning questions test the ability to think about shapes and objects spatially and to manipulate them mentally. In other words, candidates need to picture a shape in their head and move it around. For example, pupils may be asked to judge what happens to a shape when it is folded, or to a 3-dimensional object when it is rotated. Suitable preparation for Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning question types requires regular practice.
Grammar Schools in Buckinghamshire
There are a 13 fully selective grammar schools in Bucks:
- Beaconsfield High School, Beaconsfield (girls)
- John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe (boys)
- The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (boys)
- Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury (boys)
- Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury (girls)
- Burnham Grammar School, Burnham (co-ed)
- Chesham Grammar School, Chesham (co-ed)
- Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham (boys)
- Dr Challoner's High School, Little Chalfont (girls)
- Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury (co-ed)
- Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow (co-ed)
- The Royal Latin Grammar School, Buckingham (co-ed)
- Wycombe High School, High Wycombe (girls)
All pupils in Buck's state primary schools take the GL 11 Plus test, unless they opt out. 'Partner school' pupils in the county also take the test, as do a large number of pupils attending schools outside the county.
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