Eleven plus

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Not a European clothes size to denote adulthood or large children.   An exam used in the English school system that was taken by 11 year old students between 1944 and 1974.   It was used as a filter for to divide students stream students into entry to Grammar schools  or State schools.   If you failed you went into an ordinary State school rather than a Grammar school.

This BBC article provides  example of questions in a self-test format:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7773974.stm

I passed an 11+ exam in 1974 at the tail-end of the tripartite school system.

I went to a Comprehensive State School, formerly  a Grammar school with teachers that missed the good old grammar school days.    It wasn’t an ex-Secondary Modern’ state school that had  traditionally educated the children that failed the 11+

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