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Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School is an independent co-educational school in the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. It was born out of the merger of the old Newcastle High School and the Orme Girls’ School.

 

Seniors take lessons in art & design, biology, chemistry, computing, DT, drama, English Language & Literature, food and nutrition, geography, history, Latin, mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, music, physical education, physics, RS and philosophy.

 

After classes, they partake in a rich programme of Clubs, Drama, House Activities, Music, Scouts and Sports. Via the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, pupils outgrow their comfort zone whilst building confidence, resilience, work skills and firm friendships. 

 

The mix of beautiful Victorian school buildings and modern architecture is a synonym for the school’s tendency to fuse the best from the past and present. With an excellent track record in public examinations, Newcastle-under-Lyme provides an enjoyable learning experience whilst equipping pupils for success and happiness in life beyond school.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Mount Pleasant Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1DB

County: Staffordshire

Admissions info: admissions@nuls.org.uk or 01782 631197

School type: Independent co-ed boarding and day school

Number of students: 870 (approx.)

Open day: October 

11+ Exam date: November of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own and CEM Select

 

Open Events for Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

The open events are in the form of Open Mornings, which are set in October. They typically include a guided tour of facilities and one-on-one meetings with key members of staff, including the Head. To arrange a personal visit, please reach out to the admissions team. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below: 

 

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To register your child, you should complete an official registration form, which can be accessed through this page, and return it prior to the entrance assessment. Please note that the school will ask for a copy of their birth certificate and request reports from their current school. 

 

After sitting the entrance assessments, you will be notified in writing about a school place, normally within two weeks. If your child receives an offer, you should accept it in writing and pay a deposit, held until they leave the school.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Financial assistance with fees (Bursaries) on a means‐tested basis is available to support pupils in the Senior School. Bursaries offer financial support depending on your income. Scholarships for academic, musical and sporting ability are also available at 11+. For more information, please reach out to the Registrar.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Newcastle-under-Lyme School entrance assessment consists of the following tests:

 

  • An English paper
  • A mathematics paper
  • A Verbal Reasoning test
  • CEM Select

 

The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.

 

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 test is primarily designed to test and assess their logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The computer-based CEM Select assessment examines your child’s skills in Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning. 

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 11+ examination format.

 

By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively. 

 

More importantly, they will help identify any weaker areas that require additional work and attention. In this way, our practice tests will assist in boosting your child’s confidence. 

 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students make use of our practice tests in order to gain an advantage over peers ahead of competitive and highly selective entrance exams. Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11 plus entrance examinations.

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 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

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

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 arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Newcastle-under-Lyme 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

 

Practice Tests

 

To further develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Newcastle-under-Lyme School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

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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CEM Select

 

The following full practice online tests are specifically designed to help your child become familiar with the demands of the Newcastle-under-Lyme School CEM Select assessment:

 

Full Practice

 

CEM Select Practice Test 1

 

CEM Select Practice Test 2

 

CEM Select Practice Test 3

 

CEM Select Practice Test 4

 

CEM Select Practice Test 5

 

CEM Select Practice Test 6

 

CEM Select Practice Test 7

 

CEM Select Practice Test 8

 

CEM Select Practice Test 9

 

CEM Select Practice Test 10

 

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The following resources consist of focused tests that allow students to target specific question formats that may appear in the computer-based test:

 

Skill Practice: Verbal Ability

 

CEM Select – Comprehension Pack 1

 

CEM Select – Comprehension Pack 2

 

CEM Select – Missing Words Pack 1

 

CEM Select – Missing Words Pack 2

 

CEM Select – Related Words

 

CEM Select – Anagrams

 

CEM Select – Shuffled Sentences

 

CEM Select – Letter Connections

 

CEM Select – Multiple Meanings

 

CEM Select – Selected Letters

 

Skill Practice: Non-Verbal Ability

 

CEM Select – Pictures

 

Skill Practice: Numerical Ability

 

CEM Select – Arithmetic

 

CEM Select – Data Problems

 

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