11+ exams exist in both the private and state sector in the UK, but they differ in format. Here, the focus is on the private sector but refer to 11+ exams in the state sector for detail on Grammar School entry.
In the private sector, 11+ exams are set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board and are referred to as 11+ Common Entrance. These exams are generally, but by no means exclusively, for entrance to senior independent girls’ schools but some boys’ secondary independent schools have an 11+ entry as well. If concerned about the 11 ...