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Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

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Introduction

 

Alcester Grammar School is a mixed, selective grammar school. Originally established in 1499, the school was known as ‘Newport’s Free School’ before becoming Alcester Grammar in 1912. Located in Alcester, Warwickshire, it was the first in the area to achieve academy status.  

As with other grammar schools in Warwickshire, Alcester gives priority to pupils who live within a certain radius of the school. The school currently accepts students from specific locations running from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Long Compton.

 

Alcester Grammar has a reputation for producing excellent GCSE and A Level results.  In 2015, 99% of GCSE students achieved 5 or more A* -C grades in subjects including Maths and English. Previous OFSTED inspections have seen the school graded as Outstanding.

 

Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Birmingham Road, Alcester, B49 5ED

County: Warwickshire

Admissions info: office@alcestergs.com, 01789 762 494

School type: Mixed Grammar

Number of pupils: 943 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 120

Open day: July

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 80-85% in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To apply for entry to the school, parents must register their child for the school’s entrance examination by completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

Admission to Alcester in Year 7 is decided by the student’s performance in the Eleven Plus exam, in addition to them meeting the location criteria.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Alcester Grammar School

 

Warwickshire County Council’s Admissions Service, known as Warwickshire Admissions overseas 11 Plus entry to Alcester School. To apply for entry to the school in Year 7, parents need to register their child for the school’s entrance examination by completing the Common Application Form.

 

The deadline for registration is usually in July and the form needs to be handed to the local authority. The school’s admissions document states that late registrations will not be considered in the first round of placements.

 

In addition to registering for the exam, Warwickshire Admissions require evidence of the child’s home address. Parents who live in Birmingham need to register for the 11 Plus exam with the grammar schools themselves, rather than the council.

 

Alcester Grammar School Catchment Area

 

Does Alcester Grammar School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, they do. For Alcester Grammar School, the priority catchment area is based on a circle with a radius of 16.885 miles drawn from the Fountain in Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon to the County boundary south of Long Compton.

 

Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of two test papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. They cover:

 

  • English Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

 

The English Comprehension paper examines comprehension skills, including inference. There will be no writing component.

 

The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam assesses logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The maths paper measures problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The exam will also cover Non-Verbal Reasoning or Spatial Reasoning, both testing logic and intelligence.

 

Results from the Alcester Grammar 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.

 

How to Prepare for the Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

As with all entrance tests, it’s best to start preparing early. Creating a revision timetable with your child will help make sure that they cover all the material they’ll need to know for the exam.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we believe that using practice exam papers early in a child’s revision is one of the most effective ways to get ahead. Not only do they help your child improve their time management skills, but they can also help identify their strengths and weaknesses.

 

The practice papers that we produce come complete with answers, enabling you to accurately measure your child’s performance and track their improvements in the lead up to the exam.

 

Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Alcester Grammar does not provide information about raw scores, except that they will be age-standardised, ensuring that each student is assessed fairly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 80-85% consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the 11+ Alcester Grammar test.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Alcester Grammar 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Alcester Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

The resources listed below are specifically designed to help students prepare for the Alcester Grammar School 11+ Exam. They cover every aspect of the exam, which is created by GL Assessment.

 

All question types that could come up in the actual exam are addressed across English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.

 

Most of the products below also come with detailed video tutorials to accompany every question. These allow your child to quickly learn from their mistakes and understand the most effective techniques to approach any question that could come up in their exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the Warwickshire 11+ Exam. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:

 

11+ Birmingham & Warwickshire Practice Test 1

11+ Birmingham & Warwickshire Practice Test 2

11+ Birmingham & Warwickshire Practice Test 3

11+ Birmingham & Warwickshire Practice Test 4

11+ Birmingham & Warwickshire Practice Test 5

 

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Birmingham 11 plus (11+) exam preparation

 

English Comprehension

 

Full Practice Tests 

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in GL Assessment 11+ English exams, such as the Alcester Grammar School assessment. The timings and types of passages used are typical of what you can expect in the actual exam.

 

11+ Comprehension – Pack 1

11+ Comprehension – Pack 2

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 1

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 2

 

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Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level.  Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Verbal Reasoning question types are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific question formats. All of the types of questions listed below could feature in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Anagrams

11+ Analogies

11+ Codes

11+ Compound Words

11+ Embedded Words

11+ Form a Word

11+ Insert a Letter

11+ Letter Analogies

11+ Letter Calculations

11+ Letter Codes

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Shuffled Sentences

11+ Synonyms

11+ Word Completion

11+ Word Match

11+ Word Opposites

11+ Word Pairs

11+ Word Puzzles

11+ Word Relationships

 

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Mathematics

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ Mathematics exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Maths – Pack 1

11+ Maths – Pack 2

11+ Maths – Pack 3

11+ Maths – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Maths topics are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific sections of the syllabus. All of the topics listed below could feature in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 1

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 2

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Maths syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master.

 

11+ Maths (GL) Masterclass

 

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master. The questions in this Masterclass have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual Alcester Grammar School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Spatial Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

This pack will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Alcester Grammar School 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. These questions have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual Alcester Grammar School 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam. Some of these question types are brand new and you won’t find them in any other practice resource!

 

11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Alcester Grammar School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Alcester Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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