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The CEM 11+ information site.


Children's Educational Material for the 11+

This site provides information about 11+ exams including those set by GL Assessment & CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring® Cambridge University.®.


How to prepare for the 11+ tests

set by GL Assesment and CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring.®


Visit for free information and familiarisation questions. Mock tests can be purchased from the shop.

Enrich vocabularly by reading. Enhance vocabulary; practice cloze passages; comprehension; jumbled sentences using

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Test dates are provided as well as free familiarisation papers and the shop contains word lists and practice mock papers.

The two leading suppliers for 11+ tests are GL Assessment and CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring.®

What is the CEM 11 plus test or CEM 11 plus exam?

The CEM 11+ exam or CEM 11 plus is a selective test for admission in to secondary school aimed a children between 10 and 11 years of age. The test usually comprises of two 45 to 50 minute test, with a total of just over 200 questions in total. The subject matter covers English and Verbal Reasoning (comprehensions, synonyms, antonyms, cloze sentences, jumbled sentences), Numerical Reasoning and Data Processing (Maths) and Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR).


There are usually three sections:

1. Verbal reasoning: comprehension, cloze passages, synonyms, antonyms (approximately half of the test by time).
   The verbal reasoning section includes comprehension and reading skills. A wide knowledge of vocabulary is a distinct advantage.

2. Numeracy: Mathematics & data-processing (approximately two-thirds of the test, by time).
    The numerical section tests mental arithmetic and recognition of mathematical patterns. It explores problem solving with a greater reading element.

3. Nonverbal reasoning, NVR (up to one-third of the test, by time).
    This section eliminates cultural bias in testing and the possible bias against individuals who may have difficulty with verbal elements. can help children for 11+ maths preparation.

How to use CCK for 11+ Numeracy Preparation

1. Cover the year 4, 5 and 6 syllabus using the Lesson & Worksheet section.
    Download lesson notes, watch presentation and undertake worksheets.

2. Undertake the year 6 level 3-5 Sats style KS2 by subject (Revision) tests.


3. Undertake year 6 level 3-5 Sats style KS2 by year. Calculator papers can be undertaken without calculators.
    Only a few questions really require a calculator.

4. If you have time, undertake some of the 11+ & independent school entrance (Year 6) Exams.

5. If you have time, undertake some of the year 6 level 6 Sats style KS2 by year.

Further information and advice on Children's Educational Material for the 11 plus tests (CEM 11+TM) can be found at For ElevenPlusExams practise makes perfect.

Free Sats papers are available to download at

Children'sEducatinalMaterial 11+

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