GL assessment has over 35 years’ experience and expertise in developing assessments for UK schools including secondary selection testing. GL was the previous provider of selection testing for Buckinghamshire. Teachitright has a vast knowledge of GL assessment and in 2011 our very own Chris Pearse wrote a book as part of the ‘11+ Explained series’ with GL assessment. Most Granada Learning exams are 45 – 50 minutes and questions are normally multiple choice format, however some authorities use a written answer format for verbal and maths tests. Questions are drawn from a large bank but these are a set of number of question types and styles.
Probably the biggest change is that the papers are no longer completely mixed; now the first paper will assess verbal skills only, incorporating VR, comprehension and SPAG (this has 50% weighting in the final marks) and the second paper will assess mathematical and non-verbal skills only (these are now weighted at 25% each).