CEM 11+ Information

The Warwickshire 11+ Test

The Durham Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) 11+ is comprised of two 45-50 minute tests.

Each paper takes around 60 minutes to administer as instructions are given and examples are explained between each section. Instructions for the test are played from a CD.

My son, Jake, started having lessons with Sue Chapman in the January of year 5 having previously been with another tutor. From the very first lesson he came out absolutely bursting with enthusiasm having enjoyed the session so much and keen to return again. The lessons were always well organised and the homework clear. The amount of homework was also about right I’d say. It was great that they covered off so many subjects and got a good understanding of all of the areas required for the 11+ exam. The mock exams were also a brilliant experience and ensured that the exam itself wasn’t a daunting task. I booked Sue as soon as Jake had finished for his younger brother!

Amy Shepherd

April 2019

What’s In The 11+ Test?

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning includes reading comprehension, cloze passages and vocabulary sections. Reading comprehension tests a child’s ability to make inferences, understand vocabulary and extract accurate interpretations of the text. Cloze tests are passages which contain missing words.

They also assess an overall understanding of the passage, but require closer attention to the grammatical and syntactic elements of written language than in the comprehension test.

The verbal reasoning vocabulary section involves the manipulation of verbal representations and the solving of verbally presented problems.  A rich vocabulary is essential as well as an understanding of synonyms and antonyms.

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning includes reading comprehension, cloze passages and vocabulary sections. Reading comprehension tests a child’s ability to make inferences, understand vocabulary and extract accurate interpretations of the text. Cloze tests are passages which contain missing words.

They also assess an overall understanding of the passage, but require closer attention to the grammatical and syntactic elements of written language than in the comprehension test.

The verbal reasoning vocabulary section involves the manipulation of verbal representations and the solving of verbally presented problems.  A rich vocabulary is essential as well as an understanding of synonyms and antonyms.

Numerical Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning includes longer maths, shorter maths and data processing sections.  These sections will assess your child’s ability in mental arithmetic as well as problem solving within a multi part question format.

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning assesses intelligence through the manipulation of shapes using rotation, reflection, symmetry, shape, positions number, size, and shading.  It is meant to eliminate cultural bias in testing and possible bias against any child who may have difficulty with verbal elements.

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning assesses intelligence through the manipulation of shapes using rotation, reflection, symmetry, shape, positions number, size, and shading.  It is meant to eliminate cultural bias in testing and possible bias against any child who may have difficulty with verbal elements.

More Information

You can find more advice and information about taking the 11+ exam in Warwickshire at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus

Contact

  Telephone: 01926 821011
  Mobile: 07753 475773
  Email: info@suechapmantuition.co.uk

Important Note

We provide tuition in Hatton and Shrewley for children from Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Stratford Upon Avon  and the surrounding villages.

In Partnership With

Share This