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Tens of thousands of children in Year 6 sat the Kent Test – formerly the 11 Plus – on Thursday (September 9).

After 18 months of uncertainty, students across the county sat down to be tested in a number of areas including verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning, English and Maths.

The Kent test is designed to assess whether a child is likely to be suitable for selective education.

Read more: The 88 Kent primary state schools that have been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted

For children outside of Kent wanting to take the test, the weekend of September 11 will be when they sit it.

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The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.

Last year 15,634 children sat the Kent Test and 7,940 of those were assessed as being suitable for grammar school.

But how would you do in the Kent test? Your school days may be long in the past but could you still pass?

Take our 10-question quiz below to find out.

Results day

If you registered online, the results will be sent to you after 4pm on 21 October 2021 (the delivery time will depend on your email service provider)

If you did not register online and we do not have a valid email address for you, the Kent Test result can only be sent by letter.

If possible, we will post your child’s result to you on results day by first class post. You can ask your child’s primary school for their test scores the day after results go out.

What the scores mean

Your child will get 3 standardised scores, one for English, one for maths and one for reasoning, and a total (aggregate) score.

The grammar school threshold for the 2021 tests will not be published until the results have been sent out.

Back in 2020 children needed a total score of 332 or more, with no single score lower than 108. Test scores range from 69 to 141. The highest possible total score is 423.

Applying for secondary schools

Applications for the secondary school intake of 2022 open in September 2021.

This year Kent parents will be able to name up to 4 secondary school preferences.

If your child is assessed as suitable for grammar school, any Kent grammar school you apply for will consider your application, but this does not guarantee your child will be offered a place.

If more children qualify for places than it has space for, the school must use its admissions criteria to decide which children to offer places to.

If your child is not offered a place at a grammar school because it is full you can put their name on the school's school's waiting list. You can also appeal to explain why you think the school should admit your child even though it is full.

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