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Ashlawn School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Founded in 1985, Ashlawn School (formerly Dunsmore School) is a partially selective secondary school located in Rugby, Warwickshire. One of only 7 bilateral schools in the UK, Ashlawn specialises in Computing, Science and Leadership.

 

Ashlawn is one of very few schools to have been granted status as a National Teaching School. OFSTED rates the school as ‘outstanding’ and teachers from other schools often train at Ashlawn.

 

The school has approximately 1662 students and 90 full-time teaching staff. Recent additions to the school include a Sixth Form Centre and Teaching Studio, which was built thanks to a £2.6 million investment from the Education Funding Agency.

 

Ashlawn has a reputation for producing consistently good exam results and in January 2016, the school was named one of the best state schools based on GCSE and A Level results by Tatler Magazine.

 

For an insight into what it’s like in Year 7 at Ashlawn School, take a look at this video made by the students:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Ashlawn School

 

Address: Ashlawn School, Ashlawn Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV22 5ET

County: Warwickshire

Admissions Info: info@ashlawn.org.uk, 01788 573425

School Type: Mixed grammar

Number of pupils: 1,662 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 90 selective places

Open Day Date: June/July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: West Midlands Partnership (GL Assessment)

 

Ashlawn School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admissions to Ashlawn school are handled by the Academy Trust, who admit students in consultation with Warwickshire Local Authority. To be eligible to apply for a place at Ashlawn, parents are required to register their child by returning the 11 Plus Registration Form and naming the school on the Common Application Form.

 

Admissions are based on student performance in the two test papers as set by Cambridge Assessment. Automatic qualifying scores are set and used by the Committee of Reference, based on exam performance that year. Students who achieve the qualifying score will receive an offer to their first-priority school, named on the CAF form.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Ashlawn School

 

In order to apply for entry to Ashlawn school, parents need to register their child to sit the 11 Plus exam. Parents are required to nominate the school in the Common Application Form, which is provided by the Local Authority, or can be completed online.

 

The school also recommends that students apply through the non-selective route and register to take the MFL Aptitude Tests. Although the MFL doesn’t form part of the selective criteria, it is used as part of the school’s oversubscription criteria. Students are welcome to apply to the school through both selective and non-selective routes.

 

The CAF from needs to be returned to the child’s home authority.

 

Parents living in Warwickshire should register their child through Warwickshire Admissions, whereas those living in other areas need to register with their home authority.

 

Late applications are welcomed although they are de-prioritized over applications that were made in time.

 

Ashlawn School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Nineteen Grammar Schools throughout Shropshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, and Warwickshire participate in a unified 11+ examination process under the West Midlands Partnership.

 

The Ashlawn 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.

 

How to Prepare for the Ashlawn School 11 Plus Exam?

 

As with any exam, it’s best to start revising early. At Exam Papers Plus, we’ve written a series of articles that focus on preparing for the 11 Plus test, some of which include:

 

 

Initially, we advise that students sit a couple of practice exam papers at home, so that you can see at what level they’re currently performing. Not only do practice papers help to identify strengths and weaknesses, but they can help your child get used to the exam layout.

 

As their studying progresses, you can re-introduce the practice tests to see how they’re improving. In the lead up to the exam, we recommend doing timed practice tests to get your child used to answering the questions under exam conditions.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Ashlawn School 11 Plus Exam

 

The resources listed below are specifically designed to help students prepare for the Ashlawn 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 West Midlands 11+ Exam, used by Ashlawn School for Year 7 entry. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:

 

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 1

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 2

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 3

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 4

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 5

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11+ West Midlands Practice Test 7

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 8

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11+ West Midlands Practice Test 11

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 12

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 13

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 14

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 15

 

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English Comprehension

 

Skill 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 Ashlawn 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 Ashlawn 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 Ashlawn 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 Grids

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Related Words

11+ Rhyming Synonyms

11+ Shuffled Sentences

11+ Synonyms

11+ Word Completion

11+ Word Match

11+ Word Opposites

11+ Word Pairs

11+ Word Puzzles

11+ Word Relationships

Masterclasses

11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

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Mathematics

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Ashlawn 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 Ashlawn 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 Ashlawn 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 Ashlawn School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Spatial Reasoning

 

Full & Skill Practice Tests

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

 

– This pack covers all of the key GL Assessment Spatial Reasoning question types that are known to come up in the test:

 

11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

 

– These packs each focus on one of these question types and provide further, targeted practice so you can drill down on weaker areas:

 

11+ Block Counting

11+ Combining Shapes

11+ Fold & Punch

11+ Folding Cubes

11+ Hidden Shapes

11+ Shape Completion

11+ Spinning Shapes

11+ Rotation

 

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