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Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford (QEGS) is a co-educational school with academy status situated in Lincolnshire. Founded in 1566, the school teaches approximately 550 pupils aged 11-18.

 

Prior to becoming a grammar school, Queen Elizabeth’s was a business and enterprise college and to this today it encourages its pupils to learn business skills by setting up their own private businesses while studying. The school also understands the importance of extracurricular activities and students regularly participate in clubs and school trips across the world.

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford

 

 

Address: Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Alford, Station Road, Alford LN13 9HY

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01507 462403

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 550 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 84

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 11 Plus Admissions

 

 

Admission to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. QEGS fully complies with Lincolnshire County Council’s coordinated admission arrangements for Year 7 and is part of Lincolnshire Grammar Schools’ Consortium.

 

Compared to other grammar schools in Lincolnshire, QEGS Alford has a relatively small number of places available in Year 7, with just 84. Therefore, in the likely event that the school is oversubscribed, it will apply the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children who achieve the required score
  2. Children living within the school’s designated free transport area who achieve the required score
  3. Children who do not live within the school’s designated free transport area but attend the primary schools within it and who achieve the required score
  4. Pupils not living in the designated free transport area or attending a primary school in this area who achieve the required score

 

Further explanation of the school’s admissions process and its free transport area boundaries can be found via the school’s website.

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford

 

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford complies with Lincolnshire County Council’s admission arrangements. Parents living in Lincolnshire should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) and apply directly via the local authority (LA) website to register their child for a 11 Plus exam place.

 

Those living outside of Lincolnshire must return their CAF form to their own LA, who will forward the application to Lincolnshire LA.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 11 Plus Exam Format

 

 

Prospective pupils to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford must sit two 11 Plus exams. These exams are multiple-choice and will test students on:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this is a 50-minute test that consists of 80 questions.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning – this is a 40-minute test that consists of 70 questions and is split into five sections.

 

How to Prepare for the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 11 Plus Exam?

 

 

Giving your child plenty of time to study for the exams will help improve their confidence and allow you to identify any knowledge gaps. If you find these gaps sooner rather than later, you’ll have more time to improve them ahead of the marked exam.

 

Help your child to prepare for the 11 Plus exam by creating a study plan that’s achievable. Allow them down-time for relaxation and opt for short bursts of study practice often, compared with more irregular, lengthy sessions.

 

Our 11 Plus Guide for Parents will answer any further questions you have about the test. As the school focuses on reasoning skills, your child should also benefit from the advice given in these articles:

 

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 11 Plus Exam

 

Consider introducing practice exam papers into your child’s revision sessions. We offer several 11+ practice tests that can help your child to prepare for the QEGS 11 Plus exam. We would specifically recommend the following useful resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 4 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

 

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The information provided about Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford 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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