eleven-plus eleven-plus


  • (n) (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school


  1. Britain's "eleven-plus exam," an IQ measurement plus tests in arithmetic and English composition, was set up in 1944 as the fairest way to channel children into state.
  2. SAVILLE by David StoreyHarper Row; 506 pages; $10Young Colin Saville does well in his "eleven-plus" exam, wins the scholarship to a.
  3. Says Headmaster William Hamblin of London's Samuel Pepys Comprehensive School: "Last year 150 boys90% of whom had come here as eleven-plus failureswere able to take the .
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