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Mock 11 Plus

GL-style Mocks for the 11 Plus

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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 Venue

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
  • Confidence-building
  • 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.

Please note:

  • 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 Sheets.

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
The ability to infer, deduce or conclude from evidence and reasoning is one which pupils need to develop and practise. Children also need to develop examination skills and strategies, including:

  • 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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