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Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Alton School is an independent co-educational day school on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire. The school was established in 1938 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, occupying a 19-acre estate.

 

The Senior School curriculum consists of English, mathematics, religious education, geography, history, MFL, Latin and science. After classes, pupils can take part in a wide range of sporting activities, such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming and Equestrian.

 

Alton is a leading Catholic school on the border of Hampshire and Surrey, and, as such, it places great emphasis on personal faith, tolerance, service, friendship and respect for others. Pupils of all faith backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to actively engage in community service and fundraising activities, addressing in that way the needs of the wider world.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: admissions@altonschool.co.uk or 01420 82070

School type: Independent co-ed day school 

Open day: Throughout the year

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: CAT4

 

Open Events for Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Mornings at Alton School are held each term, providing families with the opportunity to get a taste of life on campus. Held on a typical working day, they include a guided tour of facilities and meetings with key members of staff. 

 

Individual school tours, including a meeting with the Head, can also be arranged. These offer a more personalised experience, allowing parents and prospective pupils to learn first-hand about the school’s provision. For more details, please reach out to the admissions team. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

By completing a registration form, you will take the first step towards applying for a place at Alton Senior School. This includes a payment of a £75 registration fee, which is non-refundable.

 

Your child will then be invited to sit an online entrance exam, which takes place in January. A place will be offered on the basis of their performance in the test and positive current-school reports. 

 

Please note that acceptance includes a payment of a £500 deposit, which will secure your child’s place at the school. Induction Day for all prospective pupils is held in June.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Alton School’s Hypatia Programme recognises achievement in the areas of Academic ability, Music, Drama, Art and Sports. Although the awards are non-monetary, they provide pupils with access to a range of opportunities to further develop their abilities in the relevant area. More details are available on this page.

 

Families in need of financial assistance may apply for a means-tested bursary, awarded at the discretion of the Head. As part of the evaluation procedure, you will be asked to complete a confidential financial assessment and submit supporting information.

 

The bursary is awarded until the end of your child’s education at the school, but is subject to annual review and satisfactory academic performance. The confidential financial assessment form can be obtained from the admissions office. 

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Alton School 11+ entrance examination consists of the following assessment:

 

  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

 

The CAT4 is an online exam that aims to examine developed abilities via modules testing Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Alton School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 11+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 11+ exam preparation which can help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 

 

Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice tests will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.

 

Whilst age-appropriate, our practice tests are challenging, and are successfully used by hundreds of thousands of students every year. Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Alton School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Tests

 

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

 

The following Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) online practice tests are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Alton School 11+ CAT test. They help familiarise students with the various modules and question types that will come up in the CAT4 Level C, which is taken for Year 7 (11+) entry.

 

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 1 

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 5

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 6

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 7

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 8

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 9

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 10

 

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The following Skill Practice Tests each focus on one module that will come up in the CAT4 Level C assessment, allowing you to target the specific modules that your child finds most challenging.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Matrices

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Classification

 

Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Classification

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Analogies

 

Quantitative Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Number Analogies

CAT4 – Level C – Number Series

 

Spatial Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Analysis

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Recognition

 

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The following video courses cover everything your child needs to know to do well in the Alton School CAT4 exam:

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Course

 

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Interviews

 

This guide covers all the key concepts your child needs to be aware of for the 11+ Interview:

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Alton School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Alton 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.

 

Other entry points for Alton School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

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