11-plus


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Noun1.11-plus - (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school11-plus - (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school
testing, examination - the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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11-plus was so wrong IN his response to my letter on the issue of a return to the system of selective education, Dr Armer (Feedback, November 12) unwittingly adds weight to my own arguments.
KEN Ellis finds the idea of coaching for the 11-plus "risible".
The exams were introduced after the Department of Education abolished the 11-plus in 2008.
A big factor is anxiety and one of the most persuasive arguments behind eliminating the old 11-plus was it would remove the element of stress at such an early age, and protect children from destructive anxiety at the time or from subse-quent low self-esteem.
The other 25 or so in my class I have lost touch with, but I am convinced that the 11-plus and grammar school system laid strong foundations for all of us from working-class backgrounds in Derby to progress and succeed.
SIR - Because the "cliff-edge" effect of the 11-plus, it was argued by Shirley (now Lib Dem Baroness) Williams and her Labour colleagues (in the 1960s) that a small number of youngsters either side of that edge were being incorrectly streamed.
The changes mean families will now know their child's 11-plus result before they have to fill a local authority Year 7 school places form.
Under the new plan, two forms of entry for girls and two for boys who pass an 11-plus would be created, either in two separate annexes or one on the same site.
They claim it could be a return to separation of children at too young an age - abolished with 11-plus exams in the 1960s - and could deprive less advantaged youngsters of academic and future career success.
That was about the last time I saw him as he passed his 11-plus and went to the grammar school.
Mid-2010 has been set as the target date for the formation of the JV that could include localized production of GE's 11-plus MW range of GE10 gas turbines to localize the production and servicing of gas turbines in Kazakhstan.
In Scotland, the qualifying exam or "quali", similar to the English 11-plus, was abolished in 1957.