Grammar schools in United Kingdom are state ( free / Escuela pública )secondary schools, which select their pupils by means of an examination taken by children at age 11, known as the “11 Plus“.
Anyway Grammar schools are not everywhere in UK.There are around 164 in England and 69 in Northern Ireland.
Who goes to these schools ? Those kids who are brilliant and generally the ones whose background is middle class…I am afraid.The reasons are too complex to explain here now.
The controversial issue this week and the last months….is that
Kent county would like to establish different exams for theprivate school students…
+11 Plus in Northern Ireland. It is a quite old video but it is interesting to watch