Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

Salesian College is an independent school for boys (with a co-ed sixth form) in Farnborough, Hampshire. It has a strong record of academic achievement, with a 100% pass rate at GCSE and 99.5% at A Level in recent years.

 

In Year 7, the curriculum covers English, mathematics, religious studies, MFL, classics, science, computing, history, geography, music, drama, art, physical education and PSHE.

 

Encouraged to participate in after-class clubs and societies, boys take full advantage of the opportunities on offer, ranging from chess, STEM and orchestra, to debating, public speaking, and Young Enterprise.

 

With a firm dedication to the full development of each student, Salesian maintains high academic standards and centres its ethos on genuine respect for the other. As pupils discover their potential in literary, sporting, artistic and cultural areas while at school, they develop a wide spectrum of skills which serve them well in the years to come.

 

Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: 119 Reading Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6PA

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: admissions@salesiancollege.com or 01252 893000

School type: Independent day school for boys

Number of students: 640 (approx.)

Open day: May, September, February

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Salesian College 11 plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Days at Salesian College are held throughout the academic year. 

 

The Open Afternoon event provides families with the opportunity to tour the school, hear a talk from the Head and meet staff members and current pupils. It takes place in September and February.

 

The school also holds Open Morning, in a similar format as that of Open Afternoon. Booking for all open events is made online.

 

Personal visits can be arranged via the Admissions Office.

 

Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

  

The deadline for registrations is in late November of the year preceding entry. Application forms are available on request from the Admissions Team.

 

The entrance examinations take place in early January of Year 6. Entry is dependent upon performance in the exams and the quality of the confidential reference, obtained from the Headteacher of your son’s current school. 

 

Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

The school offers Scholarships for Year 7 applicants in the area of Academic ability. A total of 10 Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examinations, each carrying a 10% reduction in fees.

 

Means-tested bursaries are also available, and are awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance exams and the level of the family’s need for financial assistance.  

 

Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Salesian College 11+ exam consists of the following papers:

 

  • English comprehension (multiple-choice)
  • English writing
  • Mathematics (multiple-choice)
  • Verbal Reasoning

 

The English papers examine both writing and comprehension skills, including Technical English. For the writing section of the exam, marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses your son’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. 

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess his logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Salesian College 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Salesian College exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.

 

Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

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

 

Salesian College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Salesian College 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English: multiple-choice comprehension + writing

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Salesian College 11+ English papers. They will help improve your son’s comprehension and Technical English skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ English Pack 1 

 

11+ English Pack 2 

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

Technical English + Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Punctuation

 

11+ Sentence Completion

 

11+ Spelling Pack 3

 

11+ Comprehension Pack 1

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

Masterclasses

 

11+ English Masterclass

 

Writing

 

11+ Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics: multiple-choice format

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your son’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Salesian College 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+ 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

 

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 2

 

11+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

Masterclasses

 

11+ Mathematics Masterclass

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

To prepare your son for the Verbal Reasoning paper, we strongly recommend the use of the following packs:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Verbal Reasoning: Skill Specific Practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your son prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Salesian College 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

 

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Why do some of the recommendations above show me grammar school papers?

 

The main difference between independent and grammar school papers is the question format. Independent schools usually assess with standard format questions, which means students need to write out full answers. Grammar schools usually use multiple-choice format questions.

 

Whilst Salesian College is an independent school, they actually use the grammar school (multiple-choice) format for some of their exams, which is why they are included in the recommendations above.

 

 

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