What are CEM and GL?

CEM and GL are exam boards.

CEM stands for the “Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring” and GL stands for “Granada Learning”.

CEM – Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring

CEM exams were developed by the Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring at the University of Durham. CEM exams were introduced in response to fears that existing 11 Plus exams had become too transparent. CEM do not publish practice materials and change the format of examinations to minimise ‘teaching to the test’.

GL – Granada Learning

GL Assessment develop and administer 11 Plus exams in many grammar school areas.

Main Differences Between CEM and GL

Although both CEM and GL Assessment exams broadly cover English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, there are a number of key differences.

GL covers English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Schools can pick to administer all subjects, or select those that best meet their requirements.

CEM covers verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning. Verbal reasoning includes many of the skills covered in a GL Assessment English test and numerical reasoning covers the main maths skills that would be tested in a GL maths exam.

More Information about CEM and GL

Click on these links to find out more about CEM and GL:

CEM (cem.org)

GL (gl-assessment.co.uk)

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