How the Exam Works.
There are 21 identifiable question types that may appear in the Buckinghamshire 11 plus selection test.
There are two eleven plus papers taken over a period of a week around the beginning October by children in year 6.
Each paper contains 80 questions and covers 12 different question types.Each paper therefore has a different mixture of question types. Each type of question could be covered at least once over the two papers, some may appear twice.
Children answer the questions using a multiple choice answer sheet. They need to mark one or two answers from a choice of five or six options, depending on the question type.
The answer sheets bear a resemblance to lottery number forms and are completed by striking through the appropriate answer box with a pencil.
Children get the chance to experience all these types of questions in the familiarization pack provided by Bucks County Council. This contains a work book covering all the types of questions that might appear on the real test. This year there are 3 practice papers, although we are not sure whether all three will be part of the pack. The familiarization sessions will be starting in school before the sumer holidays and the practice tests taken in school in September. If you are an applicant from outside the county, or in a school outside the county, the pack will be mailed to you or your primary school only when you register to take the examination.
Children have 50 minutes to complete each test.