Buckhinghamshire grammar schools guide, including Buckinghamshire 11 plus

Firstly, the list below shows the Buckinghamshire 11 plus practice tests for Buckinghamshire Grammar School entrance info.

Secondly, you will find information on the most relevant Buckinghamshire Grammar School for your child’s 11 plus practice from the link below.


2024 Buckinghamshire 11 plus practice tests

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What is the Buckinghamshire 11 plus mark mark?

On Buckinghamshire’s 11 plus results day, your child will need to get a qualifying 11 plus score of 121 or above.

How is this calculated? The 11 plus results are age-standardised. Buckinghamshire 11 plus scores from its three 11 plus test sections are individually age standardised. In other words allowance is made for the younger children within the Year 10 age group.

These individual standardised 11 plus results are then added together. this is done with a weighting aplied which favours the 11 plus verbal reasoning score results (50% weighting), over the maths 11 plus results (25% weighting).

You can find out more about how other grammar schools calculate their 11 plus pass mark here.


Buckinghamshire 11 plus dates

You can find more info here on these Buckinghamshire grammar school admissions, including Buckinghamshire 11 plus practice tests / Buckinghamshire 11 plus test practice.

The full details of these Buckinghamshire grammar schools 11+ entry exam and key Buckinghamshire 11 plus exam dates are shown below:

Buckinghamshire’s grammar schools: Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury High School, Beaconsfield High School, Burnham Grammar School, Chesham Grammar School, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Dr Challoner’s High School, John Hampden Grammar School, Royal Grammar School, Royal Latin School, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, and Wycombe High School.

All of these schools are part of the The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) Consortium. They share the same secondary transfer test (11+) and key dates.

  • Friday 14th June 2024: test registration closes

  • Tuesday 10th September 2024: practice day

  • Thursday 12th September 2024: Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test

  • Friday 11th October 2024: parents receive test results

  • Thursday 31st October 2024: secondary school common application deadline

  • Monday 3rd 2025: national school offers day



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What’s the 11 plus Exam Format in Buckinghamshire?

The Bucks 11 plus exam is a multiple-choice entrance exam lasting approx. 1 hour including 10 mins for the initial administration. Then, 50 minutes to answer the Bucks 11 plus questions. There is a 30 min break between the English and Maths papers.

Buckinghamshire 11 plus dates 2023

  • 11 plus exam between 27th to 30th Oct (out-of-county children)
  • 2nd to 5th Nov. for Bucks children +

Grammar schools in England and subsequently in British territories overseas have a long and colourful history as part of a highly rated education system. As far back as the sixth century, there are mentions of these schools.

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Some of these Grammar schools that retained their selective intake recently gained Academy status. Therefore making them independent from the Local Education Authority.

Buckinghamshire 11 plus

Bucks 11 plus Exam Format

The Bucks 11 plus exam is a multiple-choice entrance exam lasting approx. 1 hour including 10 mins for the initial administration. Then, 50 minutes to answer the Bucks 11 plus questions. There is a 30 min break between the English and Maths papers.

11+ Science (ISEB 2018)

11 plus Science Mark Scheme (ISEB 2018)


Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools list

  • Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury (boys)
  • Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury (girls)
  • Beaconsfield High School, Beaconsfield (girls)
  • Burnham Grammar School, Burnham (mixed)
  • Chesham Grammar School, Chesham (mixed)
  • Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham (boys)
  • Dr Challoner’s High School, Little Chalfont (girls)
  • John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe (boys)
  • Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (boys)
  • Royal Latin School, Buckingham (mixed)
  • Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury (mixed)
  • Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Marlow (mixed)
  • Wycombe High School, High Wycombe (girls)

    Our summary

The Buckinghamshire Grammar School Consortium covers a total of 13 schools, which admit pupils on the grounds of performance in the Secondary Transfer Test (SET). There are two test papers: the first tests students’ comprehension, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning skills. The second test paper consists of Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Maths questions.




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