Kent Test 2020

This is my complete guide to the Kent Test 2020

In this guide you will discover:

  • How to apply for a place
  • The important test dates you need to know
  • Entrance criteria
  • Makeup of a test paper 
  • Sample papers, videos, hints & tips

So if you want the the up to date information on the Kent Test 11Plus 2020 you'll love today's guide.

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The Kent Test is the name given to the selective schools entrance test in Kent. Grammar schools in Kent provide for children in about the top 25% of the ability range and are highly regarded nationwide. We have provided a list of the Grammar Schools In Kent for your reference below.

11PlusSwot can provide all of the resources busy parents need to give their child the best possible chance of passing the Kent Test 11+ test - oh, and tutors use our resources too πŸ™‚

If you want to go straight to a particular topic click one of the headings in the table of contents below.

Applying for a place in the Kent Test

If you want to apply for a year 7 place at a Kent grammar school, you must register your child for the Kent Test in good time. The test assesses whether grammar school is a suitable option for your child or not.

The test is only valid for Kent grammar schools.
Medway Council has its own Medway Test and London Borough of Bexley has its own Bexley selection test so please check before registering.

Kent Test Admissions

Admissions for Kent Test 2021 (Tests taken in 2020)

Admissions details coming as soon as released by Kent County council.

Make up of a Kent Test exam paper

The Kent Test comprises 3 sections: 

  • Section 1 - Reasoning
  • Section 2 – Maths & English
  • Section 3 – Writing Task (not marked but may be used in borderline cases) Not part of this paper.

The number of questions and time allowed for this paper are as follows:

  • Section 1 – Reasoning
  •   Verbal Reasoning – 32 questions in 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes practice)
  •   Non Verbal Reasoning – 30 questions in 15 minutes
  •   Spatial Reasoning
  •     Figure Analysis – 10 questions in 5 minutes
  •     Figure Recognition – 10 questions in 5 minutes
  • Section 2 – Maths & English
  •   Maths – 25 questions in 25 minutes (plus 5 minutes practice)
  •   English – 25 questions in 25 minutes (plus 5 minutes practice)

Download your 11PlusSwot Kent Test 11Plus Paper 1 Sample. The paper has been designed with a similar look and feel, number of sections, subjects, questions and timing to the real paper used in the tests so you know its a good match.

Guidelines to marking:

  • Some questions may have more than 1 valid answer, use your discretion in determining compatible answers.
  • Only one mark for each correct answer.
  • Do not deduct marks for incorrect answers.
  • NO half marks should be given.
  • Do not give any marks if the answer has not been entered on the answer sheet (even if there is a correct scribbling on the question paper), as it is important your child gets used to filling in the answer sheet accurately.
  • Use a HB pencil to mark your answer.
  • If you make a mistake DO NOT CROSS out your answer, you must rub out the incorrect answer.

Remember to mark you answer correctly, for example if the answer is B place a single line through the letter B:

[A]

[B]

[C]

[D]

[E]

Revealed - The make up of a 2020 Kent Test 11+ exam paper

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Also available is the Kent Test Familiarisation booklet from Kent County council & GL.

Kent Test Example Questions

Maths

The Maths section of the test contains 25 questions and lasts for 25 minutes with a 5 minute practice period.

The maths test contains a series of multiple-choice questions covering a variety of topics taught in most schools up to the start of Year 6.

A small number of questions are based on things you will have been taught but may be more difficult than you are used to. This is so you can show how you use the maths skills you already have to solve new kinds of problem

 Typical 11Plus Maths questions would be:

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More typical maths questions...

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... and a few more so showing you the wide range of questions we provide.

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Tip

Ensure you know your basic maths skills including your tables. Learn to get by without your calculator as all types of calculators are prohibited in the exam.

English

The English section of the test contains 25 questions and lasts for 25 minutes with a 5 minute practice period.

In the English test some questions will show you a sentence with a word or words missing and let you pick the best word to complete it. Other questions will ask you to spot the mistake in a sentence. You will also be asked to read a passage and then answer a series of questions based on the passage.

Typical questions would start with a passage that you would need to read first and then answer question on. This is provided in the download, in the book and as a separate download so we have you covered either way.

Typical 11Plus English extract

Typical English questions...

11 plus english comprehension test

More typical English questions...

11 plus english grammar test

... and a few more so showing you the wide range of questions we provide.

11 plus english spelling test

Tip

Ensure you know your basic English comprehension skills. Read regularly.

Reasoning

The Reasoning Test looks at how well you can work out and apply rules and relationships between words, numbers and shapes. You will use certain skills to do this. The first important reasoning skill is noticing the relationship between things.

The second is working out a new example of how that relationship can be created. It will be of help if you can pay attention to fine details, distinguish what is important from what is not important and think through the information you have been given without forgetting the bits that matter.

Reasoning like this is important in a wide range of school subjects.

The reasoning section consists of Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

The VR section of the test contains 32 questions and lasts for 20 minutes with a 10 minute practice period.

The verbal reasoning test contains questions where you may have to think about words, letters and numbers. If you find numbers in a verbal reasoning question they aren’t there to test your mathematics, they are being used as symbols, and you are asked to find out the relationship between them so that – for example – you can predict what the next one will be.

Some questions look at the relationship between symbols (such as numbers or letters) and some look at the relationship between words.

Typical questions would be:

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More typical Verbal Reasoning questions...

11 plus verbal reasoning test 2

... and a few more so showing you the wide range of questions we provide.

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Tip

Ensure you practice your alphabet regularly

Non Verbal Reasoning

The NVR section of the test contains 30 questions and lasts for 15 minutes.

Non-verbal reasoning asks you to look at the relationship between shapes – their similarities and differences – as well as identifying changes between shapes shown in sequence. For instance, a shape may be rotated or increased in size.

Some questions may also involve codes, where you have to match parts of a shape with a letter or letters. Non-verbal reasoning questions test how well you deal with new and unusual information without using words. 

Typical questions would be:

11plus non verbal reasoning test 3

More typical Non Verbal Reasoning questions...

11plus non verbal reasoning test 2

... and a few more so showing you the wide range of questions we provide.

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Tip

Practice makes perfect. There is a knack to seeing the patterns that you will learn with time.

Spatial Reasoning - Figure Analysis

The SR Figure Analysis section of the test contains 10 questions and lasts for 5 minutes.

Spatial reasoning questions are picture or pattern based, but also test how well you can picture the shape and move it around in your head

Typical questions would be:

11plus spatial reasoning test 2

More typical Spatial Reasoning questions...

Spatial Reasoning 2D view of 3D image

... and a few more so showing you the wide range of questions we provide.

Tip

Practice makes perfect. There is a knack to seeing the patterns and holding them in your head while you process. This will come with time.

Spatial Reasoning - Figure Recognition

The SR Figure Recognition section of the test contains 10 questions and lasts for 5 minutes.

Spatial reasoning figure recognition questions are picture or pattern based, but also test how well you can recognise shapes from different angles and move it around in your head

Typical questions would be:

11plus spatial reasoning test 1

Tip

Practice makes perfect. There is a knack to seeing the patterns within patterns. This will come with time.

Answer Sheets

To answers are marked on the answer sheet. They are multiple choice and may have 1 or more answers depending on the question. Make sure you mark your answer clearly. We provide additional answer sheets which you will find in your account downloads section.

11 plus answer sheets

Answers

The answers in our downloads and books are provided for all sections (they won't be provided in the real test πŸ™‚ They are multiple choice and may have 1 or more answers depending on the question.

11Plus multiple choice answer sheets

How 11PlusSwot can increase your chances of your child passing the 11Plus Kent Test

11PlusSwot has been guiding over 45,000 parents through the 11+ maze since 2004, we know what works and gives your child the best chance of succeeding.

We offer a number of resources for the time limited, over worked parent to make your life easier in preparing your child for the exam.

Resources such as:

Kent Test 11Plus Paper 1 Download PDF

Downloads

Download your 11PlusSwot Kent Test 11Plus Paper 1 Sample. The paper has been designed with a similar look and feel, number of sections, subjects, questions and timing to the real paper used in the tests so you know its a good match. You can also preview the papers here.

Kent Test 11Plus Paper 1

Physical Books

We have printed a range of 5 Kent Test papers that covers all of the required sections in the 11+ entrance test paper for schools covered by the Kent Test, Reasoning (Verbal, Non Verbal & Spatial) and Maths & English.

High quality A4 size with robust covers and spiral bound so sits easily on your desk. Includes answers and additional answer sheets. Matches the questions in the PDF download, let us take the strain of printing the book!  Kent Test 11Plus Books can be purchased from our store.

11Plus Online Test Centre

Online Tests

All tests are taken online at our online test centre. This means that children studying for the 11+ exam will be able to take mock tests online from their mobile, tablet or PC and their results will always be readily available from any device (we recommend using a tablet, laptop or PC for a more-user friendly experience whilst taking tests!)

The computer marks the test as soon as it is complete - saving you, the parent, the tough job of marking the papers (we of course supply the answers so you can mark them manually if you wish!)

Tests are all online so can be taken on your Mac or PC, table or smart phone. It's all online so no software to install and making your life a lot easier!

Access is unlimited during your membership and tests can be taken as many times as you wish, so you can track the child's progress over time and identify any weaker areas that need attention.  Repetition boosts motivation, increases familiarity and builds confidence and self-belief. Read more on our online test centre.

Remember - the online tests are tailored to match the actual Kent Test!

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Answer Genie "How To" videos

The test can then be reviewed in an easy to see manner and the "Answer Genie" button used to bring up a "How To" video explaining how that type of question should be answered.

Selection of Video Genie "How To" videos

Maths

Multiples & Factors

Negative Numbers

English

Spelling

Punctuation

Verbal Reasoning

Opposites

Missing Four Letter Word

Non Verbal Reasoning

Sequences

Spatial Reasoning

Figure Analysis

Folds

3D to 2D

Nets

Figure Recognition

How to answer 11Plus questions - short video clips explain all

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"How To" Video Genie List

Here is our current list (we are regularly adding to the list) of "How To" videos that you can call up when reviewing your online test using the Video Genie button. They can of course be browsed at any time as well enabling you to crack even the toughest question.

Topic Genius

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Topic Genius

'Topic Genius' in the Test Centre allowing students to complete shorter, topic-specific tests, eg Fractions, Angles, Codes, Figure Recognition, comprehension, cloze and so on, building confidence and ability.

Topic Genius allows your child to do shorter tests in over 100 different topic areas taken from our question bank of over 45,000 questions

Kent Test Study Pack

The Kent Test 11Plus Exam Study Pack includes  exam prep specifically aimed at the Reasoning,  Maths, English and Reasoning tests required for entrance into Kent Test grammar schools.

The study pack provides parents with all the resources they need for the child to enable them to stand the best change of passing the 11Plus

Ready to get started?

For a limited time we have the complete Kent Test Study Pack on special offer, Click the button below to start your free 7 day trial and let us help you prepare your child for success.

Study Pack Variations

The packs come in a number of variations to suit requirements and budget (choose the Level option above):

  • Standard
  • Premium
  • Platinum

All levels include a 7 day trial. You will only be charged after the trial has completed and can cancel before the trial is over if you wish and at any time thereafter.

After the free trial there is a monthly subscription charge for ongoing access to the Test Centre. This can be cancelled at any time (access to the online tests and progress charts will then no longer be available).

You can upgrade  your level at anytime to access the additional resources and just pay the difference.

NB If you upgrade from one level to another, you will not be entitled to another free trial and you will be charged a pro rata rate for the remaining period in the month of the upgrade ie you only pay the difference.

Test Centre

The state of the art online Swot Test Centre is available to all subscribers who opt for the monthly subscription (first 7 days free) and includes:

  • Bespoke online tests specially tailored to your school
  • Question Bank with thousands of questions covering the subject areas in your chosen school's test.
  • Tests are timed and marked automatically.
  • Results can be tracked over time and your child's progress monitored.
  • Full length tests mimicking your chosen school's actual test
  • 'Topic Genius' short, area specific tests, such as fractions, decimals, shapes, equations, comprehension, spelling, grammar, cloze etc where your child can practise and hone their skills (Premium level only)
  • 'Answer Genie' allows your child, during the Test Review stage, to click a button next to any incorrect answer and immediately be taken to a video tutorial explaining how to answer that question type (Premium level only)
  • 7 days free trial

Membership Levels

Standard

  • Access to 3 complete PDF downloadable test papers specifically tailored to your chosen school
  • Access to The Swot Test Centre with online tests specifically for your chosen school - first 7 days subscription FREE
  • Parent guide
  • Study guide
  • Parent coaching newsletters
  • Invitation to join our Swot Facebook Group
  • EBook - Unfair Advantage - The Secret To Helping Your Child Pass The 11+ Exam

Premium

  • Access to 5 complete PDF downloadable test papers specifically tailored to your chosen school
  • Access to The Swot Test Centre with online tests specifically for your chosen school -  first 7 days subscription FREE
  • Access to our 'Topic Genius' practice area with over 100 shorter specific tests such as fractions, decimals, shapes, comprehension, spelling, grammar, cloze etc where your child can hone their skills
  • Premium access to 100+ 'How-To' Video Tutorials, offering techniques and tips
  • Premium access to 'Answer Genie' - get a question wrong and click for video tutorial help 
  • Parent guide
  • Study guide
  • Parent coaching newsletters
  • Invitation to join our Swot Facebook Group
  • EBook - Unfair Advantage - The Secret To Helping Your Child Pass The 11+ Exam
  • BONUS ITEMS:
  • Additional FREE resources during your subscription
  • 10% discount on Swot Practice Test Paper books
  • Empowering The Child EBook
  • Talented Kids Secrets EBook

Platinum

  • Access to 5 complete PDF downloadable test papers specifically tailored to your chosen school
  • Access to The Swot Test Centre with online tests specifically for your chosen school -  first 7 days subscription FREE
  • Access to our 'Topic Genius' practice area with over 100 shorter specific tests such as fractions, decimals, shapes, comprehension, spelling, grammar, cloze etc where your child can hone their skills
  • Platinum access to 160+ 'How-To' Video Tutorials, offering techniques and tips
  • Platinum access to 'Answer Genie' - get a question wrong and click for video tutorial help 
  • Parent guide
  • Study guide
  • Parent coaching newsletters
  • Invitation to join our Swot Facebook Group
  • EBook - Unfair Advantage - The Secret To Helping Your Child Pass The 11+ Exam
  • Online 1:1 coaching sessions with a Swot private tutor
  • BONUS ITEMS:
  • Additional FREE resources during your subscription
  • Topic Genius downloads
  • 15% discount on Swot Practice Test Paper books
  • Empowering The Child EBook
  • Talented Kids Secrets EBook
  • Create Childhood Confidence EBook

 Remember - a percentage of every sale goes to our chosen charity "Children With Cancer"

Compare Kent Test Study Packs

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Premium

Complete product

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  • Content customised to your school
  • 5 complete test paper downloads
  • Online tests & progress monitoring
  • Access to our 'Topic Genius' area
  • Access to 'Answer Genie'
  • 160+ 'How-To' Video Tutorials
  • Parent guide
  • Study guide
  • Parent coaching newsletters
  • Join our Swot Facebook Group
  • EBook - Unfair Advantage
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  • Additional FREE resources during your subscription
  • 10% discount on Swot books
  • EBook - Empowering The Child
  • EBook - Talented Kids Secrets
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Includes online tutor


Β£69.97

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  • Content customised to your school
  • 5 complete test paper downloads
  • Online tests & progress monitoring
  • Access to our 'Topic Genius' area
  • Access to 'Answer Genie'
  • 200+ 'How-To' Video Tutorials
  • Parent guide
  • Study guide
  • Parent coaching newsletters
  • Join our Swot Facebook Group
  • EBook - Unfair Advantage
  • 1st week' subscription free (cancel at any time)
  • Online 1:1 coaching sessions with a Swot private tutor

More Bonus Items:

  • Additional FREE resources during your subscription
  • Topic Genius downloads
  • 15% discount on Swot books
  • EBook - Empowering The Child
  • EBook - Talented Kids Secrets
  • EBook - Create Childhood Confidence

Kent Test Grammar Schools

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Admissions for Kent Test 2020 (Tests taken in 2019)

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