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Birmingham’s grammar schools

Which type of 11 plus test is used by Birmingham’s grammar schools?

The answer is the CEM 11 plus test.


West Midlands 11 plus dates

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

West Midlands’ grammar schools: Bishop Wordsworth’s School (BWS) and South Wilts Grammar School (SWGS) – both in Salisbury. These schools have their own 11+ exams and key dates.

  • 1st June 2024: SWGS 11+ registration opens

  • 30th June 2024: BWS 11+ registration closes

  • 1st September 2024: Wiltshire County Council opens secondary school applications and SWGS 11+ registration closes

  • 14th September 2024: SWGS familiarisation test

  • 21st September 2024: SWGS 11+ exam

  • 28th September 2024: BWS 11+ exam

  • 11th October 2024: parents receive SWGS exam results

  • Mid-October 2024: parents receive BWS exam results

  • 31st October 2024: secondary school common application deadline

  • 3rd March 2025: 11 plus national school offers day

What is the West Midlands 11 plus mark mark?

Whilst there is no West Midlands 11 plus pass mark, the West Midlands 11 plus results day is still important!

11 plus applicants with the highest qualifying scores are offered West Midlands grammar school places. This 11 plus placement system means that the West Midlands pass mark varies from year to year. It also varies across the eight West Midlands grammar schools.


How to know if your child is on track to pass?

We advise that West Midlands 11 plus pupils who are consistently scoring around the 80 to 85% mark (or higher!) will pass the Birmingham gaamar school 11 plus exam.

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

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