11+ Examination

The local authority have determined that, for 11+ testing in September 2020, the test provider for entry to Calday Grange Grammar School; West Kirby Grammar School for Girls; Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Wirral Grammar School for Girls will be GL Assessment.

GL selective tests will assess the pupil’s understanding and application of knowledge and skills taught in and up to the end of Year 5, in various contexts. The tests will continue to look at verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics.

The tests will continue to be standardised for the child’s age and gender. There will be two papers taken on the same day, in September of Year 6. The test date in 2020 will be Monday, 21st September.

A familiarisation leaflet including example questions will be provided to help parents and potential test candidates see what the test will generally look like and the manner in which questions are answered. This leaflet will be made available to parents in Spring 2020 through the Council’s school admissions website, or on paper on request from 1st May 2020. Further familiarisation material of a general nature can be obtained from the GL website www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/11plus-series-11-plus-practice-papers/11plus-familiarisation-materials/

Registration for testing for September 2020 for admission to grammar schools in 2021 will be available from the 1st May when parents will be able to complete and submit an online assessment request form on the Wirral LA website. Links to this form will also be available on each of the grammar schools’ websites from 1st. May.

Questions that parents may have about the change of test provider, and the answers to some of these have been provided via the download above. For any further clarification, you may contact the Mainstream Admissions team by email at hotdesk@wirral.gov.uk or in writing to the address at the top of this letter.