CEM 11 Plus
CEM11+ Walsall, Wolverhampton & Shropshire Grammar School Consortium.

Walsall has joined the Wolverhampton and Shropshire Consortium and the 11+ is now taken in July of year 5.

There are two single grammar schools in Walsall
PAN = The published admission number.

Walsall is a highly selective area where there are no defined catchment areas and the highest scores win places.


The test is set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® at Durham University®.

The test covers Verbal Reasoning (Comprehension, synonyms, antonyms and cloze passages); Numeracy, and Non-Verbal Reasoning with two 45-minute papers.

Walsall is part of the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton and in 2014 (for 2015 admission) the exam is at the end of year 5, on Tuesday 1st July 2014.

Registration forms are available from March 2013 and the deadline for the receipt of the School’s Registration Form by the School for 2015 entry is 4pm on 2nd June 2014.

What happens in Walsall on 11+ Testing day?

Children are met by members of the school at the front gate and taken in to the school and examination rooms. Parents do not enter the school. Children are picked up inside the school grounds from a defined area.


An order of merit will be drawn up, based on the aggregate standardised marks in all three skill areas.

The schools do not provide a ranking or score. Letters may contain a statement as follows:

”I am pleased to inform you that, at the time of writing, performance in the Entrance Test indicates he/she would normally be offered…..

2013 offers: Queen Mary’s Grammar School (boys) PAN 112 Rank 191 offered a place. Queen Mary’s High School (girls) PAN 112 Rank 256 offeed a place. Note: Many children turn down places to attend Birmingham or Warwickshire Grammar Schools.
Queen Mary's Grammar School (Boys):

Standardised mark range 2013 entry: 180-415  Lowest Score: 318
Standardised mark range 2014 entry: 185-420
If your child scores less than 305 this year, they may struggle to cope with the content, level and  pace of education at the school.

Wolverhampton Grammar Schools

Wolverhampton does not have any state grammar schools for boys. There is a private co-educational grammar school.

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

The state school is highly selective and does not have catchment areas. The highest scores win places. The PAN 108. It is part of the Shropshire & Wolverhampton Consortium.

Shropshire Grammar Schools

Adams’ Grammar Schools (Boys)

Adams Grammar school is a highly selective school with no catchment area. The highest scores are offered places. It also takes borders who pay only for the provision associated with boarding. The sixth form is co-educational.

The PAN is 97, which includes up to 15 boarders.

Qualifying marks are not revealed and occasionally less than 97 children are admitted, if scores are deemed not high enough.

Newport Girl’s Grammar School
Newport Girl’s Grammar School is a selective school with a catchment area.

It has a PAN of 84 (an increase from the previous figure of 56). Priority is given to those girls who live in the Newport area. Places are allocated first to all ‘In’ area girls deemed to be of grammar school ability. The highest scores win places. When all ‘In’ area girls have been considered, any places remaining are offered to those ‘Out’ of area girls with the highest scores. Qualifying scores are not revealed.


The test is set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® at Durham University®. The test covers Verbal Reasoning (Comprehension, synonyms, antonyms and cloze passages); Numeracy, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There are two 45-minute papers held on the same day.

2015 Entry
Register between 4th Mar and 4pm 2nd June, 2014.

The test will be held on Tuesday 1st July, 2014

Results are released in October,  2014.

All other areas can use the Walsall 11+ as a free mock.
CEM 11 Plus Recommended Preparation for the Walsall & Wolverhampton & Shropshire 11+

Verbal Reasoning: www.WordBuilder.co.uk

Maths: www.CoolCleverKids.co.uk

Non Verbal Reasoning: Bond®; NFER-Nelson®, GL assessment®, & AFN® papers.

Mock Papers: CEM11plusShop
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