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

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Introduction

 

Crosfields School is an independent co-ed day school in Shinfield, Reading. Catering for approximately 706 pupils, it occupies 40 acres of extensive grounds and produces competitive academic results. [1]

 

In the Senior School, the curriculum features varied subject options, delivered by skilled and experienced form and specialist teaching staff. Disciplines range from MFL, visual arts and drama to computer science, English and mathematics, reflecting the establishment’s devotion to providing an education that’s both relevant and well-rounded.

 

The non-academic offering is as inclusive as it gets, placing great emphasis on outdoor learning. Crosfields owns a total of six Forest School sites, including a pond, allowing students to make the most out of the beautiful setting and maximise their problem-solving skills while exploring the wonders of the natural world. [2]

 

Crosfields also boasts a 25-metre swimming pool, a brand new DT suite and other cutting edge facilities that complement the effective educational experience. Expeditions and residential trips are organised regularly to stretch the cohort’s understanding of different cultural identities, familiarising them in the process with the landmarks of Iceland, Morocco and many further exotic destinations. [3]

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Shinfield, Road Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BL

County: Berkshire

Admissions info: registrar@crosfields.com or +44 (0) 118 987 9902

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Open day: October

11+ Exam date: December of Year 6

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Open Events

 

Crosfields holds Whole School Open Event and Open Evening in October and pre-registering is essential. During these, you and your child will have the opportunity to tour the school, hear from the Head and meet some of the current pupils. Please click here to learn more. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Registering for places should be done prior to the deadline set in December of the year preceding entry. In order to be processed, the application form must be submitted with a payment of a £100 registration fee. 

 

The school will then get in touch to arrange an assessment for your child. The exam (in the online format) is followed by an interview, during which your child will be asked to discuss their academic and non-academic interests. The admissions process also includes a review of school reports.

 

Offers of places are made within five working days of the assessment and the acceptance deposit amounts to £1,000. Please note that the payment of the deposit is essential as it will secure your child’s place at the school.

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Crosfields offers scholarships in the following areas: Academic ability, Swimming, Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Dance. The application process includes references from the current school and assessments in the chosen area. If awarded, the scholarship will provide your child with access to a number of leadership opportunities. 

 

Means-tested bursaries are offered to families who qualify for the award following the submission of a mean-tested application which includes details about the total income of the household. Bursaries cover fees fully or partially, depending on your financial circumstances. In some cases, they can be extended and cover additional costs. More details are available on this page

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format 

 

The 11+ exam at Crosfields School consists of the following assessment:

 

  • CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test)

 

The CAT4 measures 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 Crosfields School 11+ examination.

 

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

 

One of the best ways to prepare for a competitive entrance exam is to use our practice tests. Getting to know the types of questions and the format of the actual exam will help boost your child’s confidence.

 

Aside from becoming familiarised with the exam format, our practice tests will ensure that your child responds to the questions in an efficient and effective manner. 

 

They also provide an excellent opportunity for your child to practise working under time pressure. Whilst doing the tests under timed conditions, children can get used to answering questions quickly, with a close attention to detail.

 

Our practice tests are thoroughly researched and up to date. They are designed to reflect the demands of a competitive entrance exam and are successfully used by hundreds of thousands of students every year.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Crosfields School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Crosfields School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Tests

 

Online CAT4 Practice

 

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

 

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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 Crosfields School CAT4:

 

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 Crosfields School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Crosfields 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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