CHANGES TO THE 11PLUS TESTS FOR 2015 ENTRY

The Consortium of Selected Schools in Essex (CSSE) group has decided to make some changes to the 11 plus test for 2015 entry. The decision has been taken in order to bring the papers more in line with the expectations of Level 5, KS2, National Curriculum, for both English and Mathematics and to better reflect the educational experience of primary school pupils.
There will not be a discrete Verbal Reasoning Paper.
New English Paper
The new English paper (in line with the expectation of Level 5, KS2, National Curriculum) will comprise:
• Comprehension, grammar and vocabulary questions
• Two pieces of creative writing
• Applied reasoning (literacy/verbal)
The paper will last 1 hour, with some additional reading time and will be worth 60 marks in total.

New Mathematics paper
The new Mathematics paper (in line with the expectations of Level 5, KS2, National Curriculum) will comprise:
Questions consistent with KS2 of the National Curriculum
Applied reasoning (mathematical/non-verbal)

We expect that with this change, other consortiums may be making changes as well. We will keep our ears open to hear of any further changes and be sure to share with you.
Source: www.csse.org.uk

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