Bexley Test 11+ Entrance Exams
The Bexley Selection Test is the standard 11 Plus Grammar School entrance exam for the four selective schools in the Borough of Bexley.
The papers are prepared by CEM and are fairly standard in their structuring, except for the fact that (reasonably unusually) the second paper includes both multiple choice and open answer maths questions. By far the majority of the questions remain multiple choice, but it is important when preparing for the mathematical side of the exam, to practise open answer questions as well.
The exam is split into two papers, both of which are sat on the same day and last roughly an hour (probably a little less).
Paper 1 includes English and Verbal Reasoning, while Paper 2 measures Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Further details on each paper can be found below.
The schools covered by the Bexley Test are as follows:
Beths Grammar School
Bexley Grammar School
Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School
Townley Grammar School
Paper 1 - English & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Paper 1 is entirely multiple choice and computer marked. The English and Verbal Reasoning sections are usually separated as two distinct sections with time allocated accordingly.
The real papers last between 50 and 60 minutes, including 10 minutes of practise time. Our papers last a full hour and are designed to be just a touch longer than the real thing, to help build resilience and good time management practice.
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Bexley Secondary Test Mock Papers
Click below to download mock papers for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the Bexley Secondary Test exams.
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Maths Bitesize: Short, timed papers that focus exclusively on selected mathematical topics
Paper 2 - Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning
The second paper in the Bexley Test again covers two distinct areas, in this case Maths/Numeracy and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Again the test lasts roughly an hour and the subjects are ordinarily separated into two sections.
As mentioned previously, the Bexley Maths section differs slightly from most other papers in that although the majority of questions are multiple choice, in most years there are a short selection of open answer maths questions with the opportunity to show working. These represent the minority of the maths questions, but our papers are structured to include five open answer maths questions at the end of every mock, to help mimic and prepare for, the real thing.