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The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

The Crypt School, located in Gloucester, has a long history dating back to 1539. It was established to provide an exceptional grammar education to both boys and girls. To this day, it continues to uphold this tradition.

 

The school transitioned to academy status in 2011, became fully co-educational in 2018, and remains one of the most prestigious schools in the country. It has over 1000 students in five distinct houses: Brown, Henley, Moore, Raikes, and Whitefield.

 

The school boasts a comprehensive curriculum covering core subjects such as maths, science, and English, but also offers opportunities for students to explore their passions beyond the classrooms. For example, students can join drama, science, athletics, or engineering clubs. The school believes that education should empower pupils to pursue their interests wholeheartedly while discovering who they are along the way.

 

The Crypt School takes pride in fostering leadership skills among its students, encouraging collaboration and helping them build resilience and determination while having fun. It also nurtures the values of respect and inclusivity, where differences such as culture, religious beliefs, and lifestyle choices are embraced and celebrated.

 

The Crypt School has a well-established reputation for getting exceptional results in exams. Ofsted recognises the school’s quality and gave it an “Outstanding” report in its recent inspection.  [1]

 

Experience life at The Crypt School in the brief video below:

 

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Podsmead, Gloucester GL2 5AE

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions info: enquiries@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk, 01452 530291

School type: Co-educational

Number of pupils: 1,048 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 150

Open Day dates: March, June, October

Exam date: September 16th 2024

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at The Crypt School, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in the 11 Plus exam. The school’s admissions are centrally-coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council and parents who wish their child to sit the 11+ test for the school must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form.

 

With an average of five applications for every Year 7 place at The Crypt School, in the event of oversubscription, the school will give priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children eligible for Pupil Premium
  3. Children of selective ability whose parents are members of staff at the school for at least two years
  4. All other children of selective ability.

 

For more information about The Crypt’s admission process at Year 7 entry, please visit the school’s website. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to The Crypt School

 

The Crypt School uses the same eleven plus test from GL Assessment as the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire. To apply for a Year 7 place at the school, you must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) online via the Local Authority (LA), as well as a test registration form, available via the school’s website during the registration period.

 

Please note that you must also include the school as one of your child’s choices on the CAF. You will receive 11 Plus results in October and the LA will send out official place allocations in March of the following year.

 

The Crypt School Catchment Area

 

Does The Crypt School, Gloucester, have a catchment area?

 

The school does not operate a catchment area.

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Crypt School test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

  • English Comprehension, Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning (including Spatial Reasoning)

 

Both tests are taken on the same day and each session lasts about an hour.

 

How to Prepare for The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

To maximise your child’s chances of achieving a good score in The Crypt School’s 11 Plus exam, it is crucial to establish a comprehensive revision timetable well in advance. The more prepared your child is leading up to the exam, the greater their likelihood of success.

 

In addition to their regular homework, they may need to dedicate time to extra revision sessions. To make studying more engaging, consider incorporating fun revision games that can help boost motivation.

 

Utilising practice papers is a highly effective method to prepare for The Crypt School’s eleven plus exam. They not only enhance time management skills but also familiarise students with the types of questions they may encounter during the exam. The more practice papers your child completes, the more comfortable they will be with the exam format and content.

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

The qualifying standardised score ranges from year to year. If there are more pupils with qualifying scores than there are places available, applicants’ results will be valued in descending order and places will be allocated accordingly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass The Crypt School 11+ test. Whilst there are no guarantees, this is a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in The Crypt School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

Since The Crypt School is part of the Gloucestershire School Consortium, they use the shared Gloucestershire test for their 11+ Exam. This exam is created for Gloucestershire by the exam board GL Assessment. The resources below are specifically designed to match the GL Assessment format used by Gloucestershire Grammar Schools. They will therefore prove ideal for children currently preparing for The Crypt School eleven plus exam:

 

Gloucestershire – Full Practice Tests

 

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

 

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Gloucestershire – Subject Specific Practice

 

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English Comprehension and Vocabulary

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Verbal Reasoning

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Skill Specific Practice

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11+ Letter Analogies

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11+ Letter Codes

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11+ Move a Letter

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11+ Word Puzzles

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Mathematics

Full Practice Tests

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Skill specific practice

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

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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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➢ The following resources will help boost your child’s Non-Verbal and Spatial Reasoning abilities ahead of the Gloucestershire Test:

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Full Practice Tests

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

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Skill Specific Practice

11+ Analogies

11+ Classes Like

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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

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Spatial Reasoning

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11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Block Counting

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11+ Fold & Punch

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11+ Hidden Shapes

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