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CEM and GL assessment are the two 11 Plus examination boards.

GL Assessment develops and administers 11 Plus exams in many grammar school areas.

CEM exams are now also being used in many areas. In some, a combination of GL Assessment and CEM exam papers are used.

Both CEM and GL Assessment exams broadly cover English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

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GL covers English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

CEM covers verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning. Verbal reasoning includes many of the skills covered in a GL Assessment English test and numerical reasoning covers the main maths skills that would be tested in a GL maths exam.

GL exams are split by subject (English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning). Questions are chosen from GL question banks, so regular practice helps to familiarise children with question types they will see.

CEM exam papers do not separate subjects by paper. Commonly one paper tests English and verbal reasoning skills, whilst the other tests maths and non-verbal reasoning skills.

GL Assessment exams can cover any of the different verbal reasoning skills, much more than seen in CEM examinations. English, Mathematics, and Verbal and Non-Verbal are all covered in GL. Schools might choose to administer all topics or only those that best fit their needs. However, CEM examinations require a much broader range of vocabulary. CEM covers verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning.