Here are the top 15 schools in the Chiltern + South Bucks and Wycombe Districts by 11+ pass rates (for year 2017).

 

 

 

See the full table for Chiltern + South Bucks and Wycombe below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bucks Grammar Schools

Admissions Policy 

The admissions policy for Bucks grammar schools follow the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for Secondary Schools in Buckinghamshire County Council Local Authority unless stated otherwise. This is referred to as The County Scheme. The County Scheme is available on the Buckinghamshire County Council website www.buckscc.gov.uk or click here for a link.

Admission Rules 

Once places have been allocated to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Educational Health Care Plan), the remaining places are allocated in the following order:

Rule 1 – Looked after and previously looked after children.

Rule 2 – Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at that school, with written evidence from an appropriate professional person.

Rule 3 – Children living within the catchment area of the school.

Rule 4 – For the main point of entry: Siblings of children who are attending the school or a ‘linked primary’ school in Year R to Year 5 at the time the allocations are made (March 2019), and are expected to be on the school roll or linked school roll at the time of the proposed admission, or who have already been offered a place to start in the current academic year at the school or a ‘linked primary’ school.

For immediate in year admission after the normal point of entry: Siblings of children who are in Year R to Year 6 at the time of admission to the school.

Rule 5 – Children attending a primary school linked to the school named in the list of ‘linked primary’ schools at the time allocations are made (March 2019). This rule does not apply to those applying for a place in Reception.

Rule 6 – Once the above rules have been applied, then any further places will be offered in distance order, using the distance between the family’s Normal Home Address and the school’s nearest entrance gate, offering the closest first. We use straight line distance.

Rule 7 – Where a school can take some, but not all, of the children who qualify under one of these rules, we will give priority to children by taking account of the next rule (or rules) in the numbered list to decide who has priority for places.

For example, places are offered to catchment siblings before children living in the catchment area without siblings. In each case, distance is used to prioritise which children should be offered places.

Rule 8 – If it is still not possible to decide between two applicants who are equal distance then an independently scrutinised random allocation will be made to allocate the final place.

11+ Admission Over-subscription Criteria

Please clink the links below for details: 

Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury High School

Beaconsfield High School

Burnham High School

Chesham High School

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Dr Challoner’s High School

John Hampden  Grammar School

The Royal Grammar School

The Royal Latin School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

Wycombe High School


What does a Standard Age Score mean in the 11 Plus?

 

The ‘raw (actual) score’ a child achieves in the 11 plus is adjusted to take in to account the child’s exact age.
The examiners identify how well the entire group of candidates have performed and apply a formula to adjust the scores. The standard age scores are derived by comparing a student only with others of the same age. Almost in every case, older students achieve slightly higher raw scores in tests than their younger peers. An older student may in fact gain a higher raw score than a younger student, but have a lower standardised score. This is because the older student is being compared with other students in the norm group. Students of different ages who gain the same standard age score have done equally well, with each being judged in relation to their standing among students of their own age.


Spatial reasoning tests are widely used during selection processes which require the ability to use practical and visual skills. This type of reasoning test is quite new to the 11+ and it is now tested in GL Assessment tests. It is a skill that is the basis of success in STEM (Science, Technology. Engineering and Maths) subjects and competence is said to be mostly inherited, however, tests have proven that children can improve their skills quite dramatically with targeted practice. Children with an aptitude for maths and science tend to have an aptitude for spatial reasoning questions and most children will have come across some question types in the UK CATS tests.


Our top quality 11 plus mocks have been designed to give your child an authentic exam experience, reflective of the actual 11+ GL Assessment test they will sit in September. The 11 plus mock exam mirrors the same format and contains questions of a similar style and level to the real thing. Each test is unique, so your child can sit the exam on each of the days if you wish. A detailed feedback report will be sent within 72 hours identifying any areas needing attention.

We believe in order to help children improve, it’s important to review the mock exam. We provide students/parents the opportunity to access Tops online testing portal to view the questions that were answered incorrectly.

Key Features:
– Large hall exam setting
– Two separate papers each of approximately 50-55 minutes duration
– Timed sub-sections testing verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability
– A short break between papers
– Instructions administered via an audio recording
– Answer sheets marked using OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) scanning technology
– Online review of questions answered incorrectly


Our latest books to be published are two comprehension workbooks. Ideal for all 11+ exams including GL Assessment and CEM Durham, the books contain a collection of varied and stimulating texts, together with questions to help improve essential comprehension skills and build vocabulary.