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Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Located in Newport, a market town in Shropshire, Newport Girls’ High School (NGHS) is a selective all-girls school with academy status. The school has specialist status in both maths and computing.

 

Students are split into three houses (Seacole, Roddam and Austen) and compete with each other in a range of activities throughout the academic year. The school holds a number of music events which showcase its chamber choir and orchestras.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Newport Girls’ High School

 

Address: Newport Girls’ High School, Wellington Road, Newport TF10 7HL

County: Shropshire

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01952 797550

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 412 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 84 (approx.)

Open Day Date: May, October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Newport Girls’ operates its admissions arrangements and procedures in-line with the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

The Consortium requires that students are selected for admission based on their combined, age-standardised score in the CEM eleven plus exam. Students must attain the minimum ‘qualifying score’ to be eligible for admission. It should be noted though that attaining the qualifying score does not guarantee pupils a place at NGHS.

 

The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open day, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

Initial priority will always be given to girls who live within the school’s catchment area. However, in cases where there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses its oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Candidates who live out of the catchment area

 

For more information about Newport Girls’ High School, please visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Newport Girls’ High School

 

Parents who wish to apply to NGHS should complete an online test registration form for the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton. This can be found via the school’s website when registration opens. Parents should also complete a Common Application Form (CAF) via their Local Authority website.

 

Parents will receive 11+ results in October and will be notified of official place offers in March of the following year.

 

Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for Newport Girls’ High School assesses:

 

 

The four subjects are split over two tests that each last 45 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for the Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Although NGHS is a relatively small grammar school, it is popular and is regularly oversubscribed in Year 7, with an average of five applications for every place available. In order for students to have the best chance of gaining a place at the school, they must be committed to a structured revision timetable. This timetable will ensure that students cover everything they need to know for the exam, without being overworked.

 

Introducing practice exam papers into a student’s revision plan will help identify their strengths and weaknesses and improve their time management skills.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam

 

We have a selection of 11 plus practice exam papers that are highly recommended for students preparing for 11+ entry to NGHS:

 

Mathematics (Numerical Reasoning) Section

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 20 questions. It focuses on time-pressured problem solving with question styles that are known to have been previously used by CEM.

 

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 5 sections, with 5 questions in each section. It focuses on a specific type of question that comes up in CEM exams. These questions are based on some form of chart or diagram that the student must use to work out the answers. The answers must be recorded on a separate sheet in a specific manner. This pack includes separate answer sheets so students can get used to recording their responses in this way, just like they will need to do in the 11+ exam for the Newport Girls’ School 11+ exam.

 

11+ MC Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 20 tests, each with 10 questions. It focuses on a different CEM question type in which there are multiple possible answer choices provided and the student must pick the correct one for each question. Separate answer sheets are provided so students can get used to recording their responses in this manner.

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

This pack contains 15 tests, each with 15 questions. It focuses on fundamental arithmetic skills, developing a strong basis that allows students to work through maths questions efficiently and with confidence.

 

Verbal Reasoning Section

 

Verbal Reasoning, as defined by CEM, is quite different to how it may be traditionally understood. It includes a number of question types that focus on vocabulary and comprehension as well as some more unusual formats. Each of the packs below focuses on a different skill that is assessed in the Verbal Reasoning section of the CEM 11+ exam.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains plenty of practice for various question types that crop up frequently in CEM exams. These include questions  that assess a student’s grasp of synonyms and antonyms as well as other formats such as shuffled sentences and contextual cloze.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 2

These packs contains plenty of vocabulary practice, specifically designed to match the style used in CEM exams in the ‘Word Choice’ section. There are 24 practice tests in each pack, each with 29 questions. We recommend beginning with Pack 1. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Shuffled Sentences (CEM) Pack 1

This pack focuses on a specific CEM Verbal Reasoning question type that comes up frequently. It’s relatively unusual and, in our experience, students can find it difficult to get to grips with. There are 20 tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Associations (CEM)

This pack focuses on another common CEM Verbal Reasoning question type. It doesn’t feature in that many 11+ resources so your child may not be too familiar with the format. It assesses the depth of a student’s vocabulary, as well as their understanding of phrases and idioms. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Adjectives (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that targets a student’s knowledge and understanding of adjectives. To do well in this question type, students need to have a broad vocabulary as well as a solid understanding of common phrases and idioms. Furthermore, when there are two or more seemingly possible answers, they need to be able to discern which is the ‘best’, given the context. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Definitions (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that tests the depth of a student’s vocabulary. These questions can be quite tricky. For example, the superfluous definitions are designed to pose challenges, perhaps defining a homophone of one of the target words. To do well in this question type, students must be confident in their choice of words and their meanings. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2

These packs focus on multiple-choice comprehension, which will feature in the CEM 11+ exam. There are 15 comprehension tests included in each pack. Pack 1 focuses on classical fiction and Pack 2 focuses on non-fiction.

 

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 1 – Words

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 2 – Sentences

These packs focus on cloze questions that are used in almost all CEM 11+ exams. Pack 1 focuses on missing words and Pack 2 focuses on missing sentences.

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1 (CEM)

11+ Spelling Pack 2 (CEM)

CEM 11+ exams, such as the 11 plus test for Newport Girls’ School, focus heavily on assessing a child’s vocabulary. These packs each introduce 200 words within context, helping students to improve both their vocabulary and spelling. This will prove useful for the Verbal Reasoning section of the exam. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging than Pack 1.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning Section

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

This pack covers a number of the question types that are used in CEM 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exams such as Matrices, Box Sequences and Exceptions. There are some extension question types as well. Whilst these are not known to be utilised in CEM exams, they will help develop your child’s Non-Verbal reasoning ability, which will stand them in good stead for the exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ CEM Practice Test 1

11+ CEM Practice Test 2

These packs each contain two test papers covering all three topics: Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning. Using the official familiarisation material and our deep knowledge of CEM question styles and formats, we’ve created accurate and up to date CEM practice papers that pay attention to all elements including question types, timings, structure, format, question wordings, fonts and design. Answers and Answer Sheets are included so your child can get used to marking their answers as they will need to do in the actual exam.

 

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The information provided about Newport Girls’ High 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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