eleven-plus


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eleven-plus

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(Education) (esp formerly) an examination, taken by children aged 11 or 12, that determines the type of secondary education a child will be given
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Noun1.eleven-plus - (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar schooleleven-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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Consequently, the only exams I ever took at junior school were the three eleven-plus tests.
We use eleven-plus test and appeals data obtained from a large local authority to explore how the process of admission to grammar schools produces such a strong social gradient in entry rates.
His father never forgave him for failing the Eleven-Plus and for supporting "the other team" - but then Jimmy's eccentric Uncle Rod died and Jimmy claimed his Bible.
As he begins to emerge from his shell, playing with Vinny's daughter in their chaotic garden, Vinny and Denzil's mother discover a shared past, and tentatively pick up their friendship after a split during their own time working towards the eleven-plus exams.
There are thousands of people who did not pass the eleven-plus selection exam in the days when it still existed, who massively underachieved in secondary modern schools and for whom the stigma of personal failure (at 11 years old for heavens' sake
His manager Sam Allardyce may have failed his eleven-plus, but when it comes to the beautiful game, his knowledge is unquestionable.
Conversion from the grammar school to the comprehensive school system disadvantaged Welsh pupils more, because a greater proportion of our primary school children, compared with their English peers, passed the eleven-plus, qualifying them for grammar school places.
So, going back to pushy parents, with the eleven-plus just around the corner for my eldest, I have just realised after five years of primary school, that the parents I rub shoulders with in the playground have been 'grooming' their children to succeed in every aspect of school life whether it be academic or social.
A MASSIVE shake-up of eleven-plus exams in Wirral will allow parents to know the results of their child's test before they apply for secondary schools.
But it's worth recalling that 40 years ago pupils' secondary education could be decided by one life-changing exam, the eleven-plus, which left many young dreams in ruins.
Eleven-plus years later, the talk never gets old for him, he said.
ANOTHER stocking filler that has filled many a moment between Bruce Forsyth, cheese footballs and cheeky Vimtos this Christmas has been a small blue book called The Eleven-Plus Book: Genuine Exam Questions From Yesteryear.