IMPORTANT! Henrietta Barnett have changed the format of their exams for September 2019 (September 2020 entry). First stage now comprises 3 papers; English, Verbal and Non-verbal. Second stage Maths and English.

Examberry Exam Papers

Our mock exams provide valuable exam practice for all children taking the 11+ tests. The most appropriate tests for your child depends on the schools you have applied for. This is explained below.

Each Mock session consists of TWO separate papers lasting 50 minutes each. Examberry Mock sessions take 3 hours, as we mark papers on the day and also go through corrections on the day.

Each unique set of papers has its own code and is often repeated in different locations and dates. E.g CEM1 and CEM2 are two different sets of Mock papers, however each one can be taken on multiple dates and locations.

CEM Exam papers

These are primarily for the Slough Consortium Schools. The papers are also suitable for the London 11+ Consortium which includes Nottinghill and Ealing School. There are four separate mocks CEM1, CEM2, CEM3 and CEM4.

ME exam papers

Maths & English (M&E)  A papers (ME1A, ME2A, ME3A) are primarily multiple choice questions and are suitable for First Stage Grammar School exams where there is a two stage admission process e.g Tiffin School. These papers are marked on the day by exam markers and the answers are reviewed in the exam session.

Maths & English (M&E) B papers (ME1B, ME2B) are longer written and detailed questions (ie. creative writing, longer maths style questions) which are suitable for Independent Schools and 2nd stage Grammar Schools.  These papers are collected in and will be marked and sent out in the post.

The highest, lowest and average scores for each of the exams will be available  on the Examberry website within 5 DAYS of each  exam.

Timetable and Registration


am = 9.30am start of exam, pm = 2pm start of exam - see timings below
Code Description Multiple Choice Hours
ME1A, ME2A, ME3A Maths and English Yes 3
ME1B, ME2B Maths and English No 2.5
VN1, VN2 Verbal and Non-verbal Yes 3
CEM1, CEM2, CEM3, CEM4 CEM Yes 3

Timings and Arrangements

The same exam papers are given in the morning and the afternoon each day so parents can choose either of the venues for any particular day. We recommend a minimum of 2 mocks for each subject for good practice.

09.15am - 09.25am:   Registration
09.30am - 09.40am: Welcome, Exam Tips and Hints
09.40am - 10.30am:  1st Exam
10.30am - 10.40am:   Break
10.45am - 11.35am:     2nd Exam
11.40am - 11.50am:    Break
11.55am - 12.30pm:     Exam Corrections and Review

1.45pm - 1.55pm:     Registration
2.00pm - 2.10pm:   Welcome, Exam Tips and Hints
2.10pm - 3.00pm:    1st Exam
3.00pm - 3.10pm:    Break
3.15pm - 4.05pm:     2nd Exam
4.05pm – 4.15pm:    Break
4.15pm - 5.00pm:    Exam Corrections and Review

The test papers are marked on the day by the Examberry marker team. We will review the exams on completion and take the children through the corrections. Children will leave with their marked papers and an answer sheet.

The exception to this plan is the Maths and English papers B. These include questions which require detailed answers and include a creative writing task. This exams lasts 2.5 hours and marked papers will be posted to you within 5 days. These papers are recommended for independent and second stage grammar school entry.