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Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Collegiate School, formerly known as Colston’s School, is an independent school in Bristol that was founded in 1710. It offers a happy and busy environment where pupils, still in their most formative years, learn about themselves and about the world in which they live.

 

The access to first-class facilities and a top-notch programme of extra-curricular activities allows pupils to excel academically whilst developing study skills and resilience and enjoying the benefits of effort.

 

The curriculum comprises the core subjects in addition to optional choices: art & design computing, design and technology, drama, French, Spanish, geography, history, music, PE and RS.

 

Activities that lie outside the confines of the examination syllabus are experienced through the High Achievers programme, which provides additional support for pupils who find the rigorous GCSE courses very demanding.

 

The programme ensures excellence in all academic, cultural and sporting pursuits which include writing competitions, the Bristol Schools’ Art Competition, Bristol Academy Rugby Coaching and Maths Masterclasses at UWE.

 

The school also runs an extensive programme of academic visits and trips to support academic progress and to give pupils a taste of the real world, including language tours to Europe, history trips to Europe and America and the classic geography trip to Iceland.

 

It also maintains clear and regular communication with parents for the sake of forming a strong partnership between school and home. The communication includes written reports with detailed commentary on progress, assessment grids focusing on key aspects of learning and Parents’ Evenings, during which both pastoral and academic progress are discussed.

 

Collegiate’s students have won national poetry competitions, played sports at a national level and have accepted places at prestigious drama schools, including the Bristol Old Vic. Due to the well-rounded, independently driven education on offer, many have won places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

 

Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Bell Hill Stapleton BS16 1BJ

County: Bristol

Admissions info: admissions@collegiate.org.uk or 0117 965 5207

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Number of students: 750 (approx.)

Open day: May, November

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own 

 

Open Events for Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Mornings offer the opportunity to see the school in action, attend a pupil-guided tour of the school campus, hear a talk by the Headmaster and speak to the teaching staff. The events are typically held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Following the open event, you should proceed to complete a registration form, which can be accessed through this page, and submit it with a payment of a non-refundable registration fee.

 

Upon receipt of the application, the school will arrange a taster day for your child and get in touch with their current school for a reference. The formal 11+ entrance exams are held in January. 

 

Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The 11+ exam at Collegiate School consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English comprehension
  • English composition
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

The English comprehension test evaluates skills such as inference, whilst the composition paper examines writing skills such as punctuation and spelling. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess your child’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.

 

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

 

How to Prepare for the Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

To successfully prepare your child for the Collegiate School 11+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.

 

Aside from reflecting the demands of the actual 11+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. Students who approach preparation in such a methodical way generally have a competitive advantage over their peers who prefer a less structured approach. 

 

Our practice tests tend to make the preparation process easily manageable and less demanding in order for your child to feel confident and less stressed about the upcoming 11+ exam. For that reason, they are used successfully by hundreds of thousands of students every year. Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Collegiate School 11 plus entrance examinations.

 

Collegiate School, Bristol, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.


English

 

The following resources are highly recommended for successful preparation for Collegiate School 11+ English papers. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and inference:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 1

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 2

 

11+ Poetry Comprehension

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

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Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s skills within the examination context of the Collegiate School 11+ maths test:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

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+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

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Verbal Reasoning

 

For the Collegiate School 11+ Verbal Reasoning paper, make use of these tried and tested packs of practice tests that cover all of the key question types:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

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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Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

The following 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning resources will help your child develop relevant skills ahead of exam day:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Analogies

 

11+ Classes Like

 

11+ Classes Unlike

 

11+ Extended Series

 

11+ Figure Classification

 

11+ Figure Matrices

 

11+ Horizontal Codes

 

11+ Series

 

11+ Triangle Matrices

 

11+ Triangle Series

 

11+ Star Matrices

 

11+ Vertical Codes

 

Masterclasses

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Collegiate School, Bristol, 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about Collegiate School, Bristol, 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 Collegiate School:

 

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

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

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