Your complete preparation package for 11 plus exams.

With tailored resources for every UK grammar school exam, getting into grammar school has never been so easy.

  • Unlimited 11 plus practice papers

  • 90,000+ practice questions for English, maths, verbal & non-verbal reasoning

  • Clear data on progress and areas for improvement

Atom Nucleus pricing

Exam Prep Plus: £59.99/month

Master the content of the 11 plus and hone exam technique.

  • Unlimited practice papers for all grammar schools

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning

  • Key Stage 2 English, maths & science

  • Live and on-demand lessons & revision programmes

  • Progress dashboard

  • Specialist webinars

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Why prepare for the 11 plus with Atom?


Your child builds their understanding of the 11 plus curriculum through practice questions, helpsheets and videos.


Our technology adapts to your child, targeting their areas for improvement and building confidence in tricky topics.


Your child hones their exam technique with unlimited 11 plus practice papers, automatically marked for you.


You get clear data on your child's progress and performance compared to their peers.

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About the 11 plus

What is the 11 plus?

The 11 plus is an entrance exam used by state-funded grammar schools. It's usually taken in September of Year 6.

It is used to assess:

  • Your child's progress and potential in core subjects

  • Whether your child is likely to thrive at grammar school

Atom's guide to grammar schools

What subjects are covered?

The 11 plus covers:

  • English

  • Maths

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Non-verbal reasoning

The exact format and content varies between areas and exam providers. Atom has you covered for all of them!

What are CEM and GL?

CEM and GL Assessments are the two main providers of 11 plus exams in England.

Grammar schools in your local area will likely use either CEM or GL.

Which exam board does my target school use?

Should my child sit the 11 plus?

It's up to you and your child. Your child's primary school teacher will also be able to advise.

Schools suggest that good candidates for the 11 plus are:

  • Working in the top 25% in their year group

  • 'Working at Greater Depth' in core subjects (you'll see this in their school report)

What are the key dates for the 11 plus?

This can vary depending on your area. For most grammar schools:

  • Registration opens in the spring of Year 5 and closes in summer

  • Preparation should start in Year 5, as exams will take place in September of Year 6

  • Exam results come out in October. You'll then get school offers on National Offer Day in March

Key 11 plus dates in my area

Unlimited 11 plus mock tests

With your Atom Nucleus subscription you get unlimited online 11 plus practice papers.

Your child can take the tests as many times as they like and never see the same paper twice. No more rationing past papers!

No more marking them either, as everything is instantly marked and analysed for you.

See which schools and exam boards we have mock tests for:

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We're here to support parents every step of the way.

Get expert advice

Our Education Experts can help with any questions you may have about preparing for the 11 plus or admissions to your target grammar school.

You can email us any time on [email protected].

Chat with a member of our team by clicking the LiveChat icon in the bottom right of your screen.

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What age is Atom Nucleus suitable for?

Atom Nucleus is designed for children ages 7–11. Our Exam Prep packages are specifically for children preparing for the 11 plus.

Which exam board is Atom relevant for?

Atom Nucleus covers both CEM and GL 11 plus, as well as SET and CSSE. Our unlimited practice papers replicate the exam used by your child's target grammar school.

Do I need to supervise my child on Atom?

No, our platform is designed for your child to use independently. It's fun and easy to navigate, with helpsheets and videos to help them build and consolidate their knowledge.

What support does Atom provide?

We're here to support you and your child with your education journey. You can talk with our Education Experts via LiveChat, phone or email. You can also attend our parent webinars for advice on exam prep and school admissions.

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