GL (Granada Learning) or ‘GL Assessment’ is one of the two leading exam boards which conduct 11+ admission tests throughout the country. The other major exam board is CEM.
Both boards test students on the same broad range of subjects, namely:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
Though the exam topics to be mastered remain the same in both boards (and consequently majority of the preparation), there are a few striking differences between the two exam boards. Also as each school may pick and choose elements from each subject to focus on and/or alter other parameter such as the format and the length of the exam, it is worth contacting your prospective schools directly or go on the school’s website to find the most accurate details.
This is list of the regions which currently do the GL assessment. However, it is always important to check with your prospective school, as some schools may differ from their region and there are some changes in board affiliation from year to year.
Regions that use GL Assessment: Buckinghamshire, Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northern Ireland, Trafford, Wiltshire, Yorkshire.
There are two main exam formats:
1. Standard Format : In this format the answers are to be written in the space provided
2. Multiple Choice: Here the answer is to be selected from a list of provided options and marked in a separate sheet.
Most exams are 45 minutes in duration, there might be a single paper or two papers separated by a short break. GL draws its questions from a GL Assessment question bank. This means that through regular practice the chances of a high score in the exam increase substantially.
We believe that with 1 to 1.5 years of dedicated effort students will have the best chance of clearing their 11Plus exam. We have prepared a short video on ‘When’ to start 11Plus prep and ‘How’ to structure your child’s learning.