Bucks STT 11+ Entrance Exams
About Paper 2
Maths & Non-Verbal Reasoning
The Bucks STT (Secondary Selection Test) is the 11+ entrance exam for 12 selective schools and 1 partially selective school in Buckinghamshire and for partnering schools in other areas.
The exam includes 2 papers. Paper 1 assesses a mixture of English, Comprehension and Verbal Reasoning, while Paper 2 focuses on Maths, Numeracy and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning. Questions are largely multiple choice and it's really important to practise using a separate answer sheet as the papers are computer-marked, so nothing written on the paper itself will be admissible. The final score is weighted 50% towards verbal ability, 30% towards numerical ability and 20% Non-Verbal.
Grammar schools that use the Bucks STT include:
Aylesbury Grammar School
Aylesbury High School
Beaconsfield High School
Burnham Grammar School
Chesham Grammar School
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School
Dr Challoner’s High School
John Hampden Grammar School
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School
The Royal Grammar School
The Royal Latin School
Wycombe High School
Paper 1 - English, Comprehension and Verbal Reasoning
From a final score perspective, Paper 1 contributes more than half of the available standardised score. The majority of the questions are multiple choice and must be marked on a separate answer sheet. The test lasts about an hour and includes some time at the beginning to familiarise with the paper layout.
At it's core Paper 1 can be separated into 2 subjects: English and Verbal Reasoning. As it is difficult to predict exactly what the ratio of questions will be, it is best to treat each subject individually. This will also help you to more easily identify strengths and weaknesses in each subject.
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Bucks STT Paper 1 Mock Papers
Click below to download multiple choice papers for the Bucks STT Paper 1. Each paper is a full mock exam, designed to look and feel like a real 11+ paper with a separate answer sheet to mimic the real thing.
Paper 2 - Maths, Numeracy and Non-Verbal Reasoning
The second paper of the Bucks STT focuses on Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Again, questions are multiple choice and the answers are recorded on a separate sheet.
Maths covers the KS2 curriculum, including numeracy, fractions, percentages, ratio, data management and algebra.
Non-Verbal Reasoning questions cover a range of themes including pattern sequencing, odd one out, cube netting rotational symmetry.
Bucks SET Paper 2 Mock Papers
Click below to download full Paper 2 mock exams, covering Maths, Numeracy and Non-Verbal Reasoning.