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Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School is a boys’ grammar school that also admits girls in the Sixth form. Established in 1666, it’s situated in Oakleaze, Gloucestershire. The school operates through a house system, dividing its students into 4 houses: Northgate, Eastgate, Southgate, and Westgate.

 

The curriculum is designed to equip pupils with core skills and vocabulary in various subjects following the national curriculum. The school strives to create a disciplined learning environment that challenges and inspires its students to strive for academic excellence. Throughout students’ educational journey, parents are kept informed of their child’s progress and grades.

 

Outside the classroom, the school offers pupils a wide range of activities and clubs to encourage community participation and the development of their interests. These include rugby, football, jazz band, choir, table tennis, jazz, coding club, debate society, and many more.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School’s motto is the old French saying “Garde Ta Foy” which means “Keep the faith”. It relies on five core principles: democracy, tolerance for diversity, individual freedom, the rule of law, and mutual respect. Adhering to these values helps the school create a caring community where every student can realise their full potential while also feeling appreciated and accepted.

 

The school’s educational approach provides excellent results each year. Recently, students achieved impressive results in both GCSE (94% of pupils scored 7-9 in at least five GCSEs) and A-Level (85% scoring A*-B ) exams. [1] 

 

For a better look at the school and its practices, you can watch this video:

 

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Oakleaze, Gloucester GL2 0LF

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions info: srb@strs.org.uk, 01452 338400

School type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 814 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 120

Open Day date: May, September

Exam date: September 16th 2024

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

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To be considered for one of the 120 Year 7 places at Sir Thomas Rich’s 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 want to register their child to sit the 11+ test for the school must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form. This can be found on the school’s homepage when registration is open.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s has no catchment area, nor is a priority given to siblings during the place allocation process. However, looked after (or previously looked after) children and those in receipt of pupil premium who achieve the required standard in the test may be given priority. Parents are advised to call the school directly on 01452 338400 to confirm exact details. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Sir Thomas Rich’s School

 

For your child to be considered for a Year 7 place at Sir Thomas Rich’s School, you must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) online via your Local Authority (LA) and a test registration form, available via the school’s website during the registration period. Once you receive the result of the test in October, you must state your ranked preferences on the CAF. The LA will send out official place allocations in March of the following year.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School Catchment Area

 

Does Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Longlevens, have a catchment area?

 

The school doesn’t have a catchment area.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Sir Thomas Rich’s 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 Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we understand that the thought of the 11 Plus can cause anxiety for both children and parents. However, with our considerable experience in producing expert resources, we’re here to allay any concerns. In the first instance, work with your child to prepare a thorough revision timetable. If your child is distracted or bored by any extra revision sessions, include revision games where appropriate to encourage motivation.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective revision practice for the Sir Thomas Rich’s 11 Plus. These papers are an excellent way of improving your child’s time management skills, especially if taken under timed conditions. The more papers that are taken this way, the more your child will become familiar with the test layout and how quickly they will be required to answer questions in the exam.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s 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 a 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 Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11+ test. Whilst there are no guarantees, this is a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

Since Sir Thomas Rich’s 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 Sir Thomas Rich’s School eleven plus exam:

 

Gloucestershire – Full Practice Tests

 

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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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Mathematics

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Skill specific practice

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

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Spatial Reasoning

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Sir Thomas Rich’s 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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