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Cheadle Hulme School » 11 Plus (11+), Year 7 Entry – CEM Select

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Cheadle Hulme School is a coeducational independent day school in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. Founded in 1855, it occupies 83 acres of land and offers a broad range of co-curricular activities. [1]


The educational provision in the Senior School is varied and relevant, allowing pupils to benefit from an exceptional standard of teaching in the following subject areas: art & design, science, classics, computing, drama & theatre, DT, English, food preparation & nutrition, MFL, humanities, mathematics, music and RS.


Trips abroad are arranged on a regular basis, expanding students’ cultural horizons whilst developing their tolerance and acceptance of differences. Destinations have included India, China, South Africa and Malaysia. [2]


At the heart of the school’s warm and welcoming ethos is the reputable pastoral care system. A number of opportunities for moral, spiritual, social and cultural development are firmly embedded in the school’s educational philosophy, supported by staff’s efforts to help children develop habits and values that will facilitate their academic and non-academic successes. 


To assess pupils for Year 7 entry, Cheadle Hulme School administers the CEM Select test. CEM Select is created by the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), which is part of Cambridge Assessment.


11 Plus (11+) Admissions Information for Cheadle Hulme School


These tests will be taken in January of the calendar year of entry. Subject to successful performance, your child will be invited for an interview. References from their current school will be requested. 


Offers are released in late February, to be accepted by the deadline in March.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Information for Cheadle Hulme School


Address: Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EF

County: Cheshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 0161 488 3345

School Type: Co-educational independent day school

Number of Students: 1400 (approx.)

Open Day Date: In the Spring and Autumn terms

Exam Type / Board: CEM Select


As part of the assessment process for 11+ entry, your child will be asked to complete the CEM Select assessment. 


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and sentence auto-completes.


The assessment will be divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Format for Cheadle Hulme School


The CEM Select assessment will cover the following areas:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.


The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.


11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests for Cheadle Hulme School


Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. 


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.


Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group. Click the below links to learn more and purchase: 


Online Practice Tests

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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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