Use this complete online Kent Test practice papers guide to help you and your child prepare for the Kent Grammar School Entry Test. This resource includes free practice questions and answers. You can download a free Kent Test Practice Paper at the bottom of this page.
All across the country, Year 6 pupils will need to make that all important decision as to where they want to continue their education. Choosing the right secondary school will have a huge impact on the rest of their academic life, and thus this choice needs to be the right one for your child.
The first big decision you and your child will need to make is whether or not they wish to attend a grammar secondary school. If you wish to apply for a grammar school placement, then there are a few things that you are going to need to know.
This ultimate FREE resource will guide you through the entire process of applying to a grammar secondary school, specifically focusing on Kent grammar schools. This resource will answer some of the most common questions concerning the 11+ Test, in the hope to make the transition from primary to grammar school much, much easier.
If your child wishes to apply to a grammar school situated in Kent, then they will be required to sit the Kent grammar school entry test.
The 11+ assessment which is taken by some pupils in their last year of primary school (Year 6 in England and Year 7 in Northern Ireland) to gain a placement in a grammar school. The 11 plus assessment is the assessment used for children who wish to attend a grammar school in Kent.
As the name suggests, the Kent Grammar School Entry Test is ONLY used for schools situated in Kent; schools in other areas such as Medway and Surrey will use a different form of 11+ assessment.
If your child wishes to apply to a grammar school situated in Kent, then they will be required to sit the Kent 11 plus. The 11+ assessment which is taken by some pupils in their last year of primary school (Year 6 in England and Year 7 in Northern Ireland) to gain a placement in a grammar school. The 11+ assessment is the assessment used for children who wish to attend a grammar school in Kent.
As the name suggests, the Kent Grammar School Test is ONLY used for schools situated in Kent; schools in other areas such as Medway and Surrey will use a different form of 11+ assessment.
This is a great question. The 11+ exam is not to be taken light-heartedly. Of course, the complexity of the course will depend on a number of things:
Has your child prepared for each assessment of the test?
Have you ensured that your child is feeling confident about the exam?
Do you know what to expect before, during and after the Kent Selection Test?
As with any exam, there is a great deal of pressure to do well. The 11+ assessment is designed to assess whether children should be awarded a grammar school placement, in order to continue their education.
The 11 plus exam is specifically designed for Kent grammar schools in hope to find intellectual, creative, gifted children. The assessment has undergone some vigorous changes in the last few years, and is now harder than ever. This is to ensure that grammar schools maintain the best levels in terms of prospects and academic achievements.
The pass mark of the Kent Grammar School Test is a standardised marking, which means it changes based on everyone’s scores collectively. For more information on the pass mark and standardised marking, please read the section on ‘Understanding Results’.
The Kent 11+ uses a standardised scoring criteria. This means, your child will receive 3 scores:
A score for English;
A score for Maths;
A score for Reasoning.
How is the standardised score measured?
The process of standardisation basically refers to a collective set of results, and determining the overall average. In simpler terms, your child’s scores will be assessed in relation to the average score that was achieved in the Kent 11+ Test. In order to make this process fair, minor adjustments are made in order to cater all ages. For example, the youngest person who sits the 11+ are not put at a disadvantage compared to other pupils undergoing the Kent 11 plus.
The Entry test threshold
To pass the Kent 11+ exam, pupils will be required to achieve a total score of 320+. Across each score (for English, Maths and Reasoning), pupils need to score no lower than 106 in each assessment.
For pupils who didn’t quite achieve the full marks needed, the written exercise can be viewed by the examining panel to assess borderline cases.
If pupils do not achieve the set requirements, parents are able to APPEAL their scores, and more information on this can be found in the section entitled: ‘Appealing the 11+ Test’.
There are a lot of cases whereby pupils are only a few marks off from achieving the requirements needed for a grammar school placement. If parents have viable reasons, they may be able to appeal.
There are several reasons which make you viable for grammar school appeals:
The child passed the assessment, but the grammar school is full;
The child has not passed the assessment, and the grammar school is full;
The child has not passes the assessment, but the grammar school has spaces available.
If you are unhappy with the schools that have been offered to your child, you do have the right to appeal against this. You will be able to appeal for any of the schools you listed on your application.
Although you want to appeal, it is best to accept the place your child has been offered already. This won’t go against you in the appeal, but will guarantee your child has a secondary school placement, in case the appeal doesn’t go in your favour.
For details on the process of appealing your child’s school, visit the government website.
Below we have provided some brief data which highlights some of the key information regarding the Kent 11+.
A=its not a difficult task
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