Redbridge 11 Plus Mock Papers

About Paper 1

English & VR

Mock Papers

About Paper 2
Maths & NVR

The Basics

The Redbridge 11 Plus entrance exam measure entrance to both Ilford County High School and Woodford County High School (and a selection of schools in Berkshire).

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.

Student Writing

Paper 1 - English, Comprehension and Verbal Reasoning

Paper 1 lasts between 50 and 60 minutes, and is entirely multiple choice and computer marked. The questions cover English Grammar & Comprehension, and Verbal Reasoning, and are split into two separate sections.

Both papers are sat on the same day with a short break in between.  

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Things to remember

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English, Multiple Choice

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Verbal Reasoning


Pen & paper wins every time

There are no online tests for any of these schools.


Don't get distracted with apps and other digital solutions. Focus your time on getting used to printed, exam-style mock papers that help familiarise with the real thing.

The closer you can get to the experience of the day itself, the better prepared your child will be when their moment arrives.

Get used to watching the clock

Timing is crucial, always have a clock in the room.

Although most CSSE questions carry the same amount of points, it is easy to lose track of time. A good rule of thumb is 1-minute per question. Keep an analogue clock in the room you hold your home-mocks and help your superstar get used to keeping one eye on the time.

If it's worth doing once...

Always check your answers.

It sounds obvious, but the difference between a pass and fail is just as likely to be exam technique as it is raw knowledge. Checking every answer needs to be as much part of your revision as answering the question first time. Some people check as they go, others run through when complete - try both and see what works for you.

Adult Students


Redbridge Paper 1 Mock Papers

English & Verbal Reasoning: