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St Ambrose College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Located in the village of Hale Barns in Trafford’s Altrincham area, St Ambrose College is a Catholic grammar school for boys aged 11-18. Founded in 1946, the school was completely re-built after gaining academy status in 2012.

 

Both pupils and the local community are able to use the school’s facilities, including the swimming pool, sports hall and gym. Sport is central to the school’s extracurricular activities, although pupils also enjoy drama and music too.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for St Ambrose College

 

Address: St Ambrose College, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 0HE

County: Greater Manchester – Trafford

Admissions Info: [email protected], 0161 980 2711

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 950 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 140

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Set by school

 

St Ambrose College 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are currently 140 places allocated to Year 7 pupils at St Ambrose College. Each place allocation is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Both parents and prospective pupils can attend the College’s open morning in July, which will allow them to learn more about the admissions process and take a tour of the school ahead of applying for a place.

 

St Ambrose College is a popular school and it is likely that there will be more Year 7 applications than available places. Should this be the case, the College applies the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys who are designated ‘looked after children’ or ‘previously looked after children’.
  2. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys who have a brother attending the school.
  3. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys whose home postcode falls within a nominated Local Pastoral Area.
  4. Baptised Roman Catholic boys.
  5. Other boys who are designated ‘looked after children’ or ‘previously looked after children’.
  6. Baptised, Christian boys who have a brother attending the school.
  7. Baptised, Christian boys in other Christian denominations supported by a minister’s reference confirming that they are a full and active member of the Church.
  8. Other boys in other Christian denominations supported by a minister’s reference confirming that they are a full and active member of the Church.
  9. Other boys

 

For more information about St Ambrose College’s admission process, or to find further details about its local pastoral area, please visit its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to St Ambrose College

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the entrance tests must do so before the exam date. The First Year application can be done online when registration is open.

 

Secondly, parents must complete their Local Authority’s (LA) Common Preference Form and return it to their LA before the designated closing date. St Ambrose College should be marked as a preference on this form.

 

St Ambrose College 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The St Ambrose College 11+ entrance exam consists of three parts

 

These papers are set by the school and there are no official past papers available. It is not clarified on the school site whether the papers are multiple-choice or open answer. Parents will be notified of the test results in October, which will indicate whether the student has attained the required score to be eligible for admission. However, place allocations will not be made public until March the following year and passing the 11 Plus exam isn’t a guarantee of entry to the school.

 

How to Prepare for the St Ambrose College 11 Plus Exam?

 

Preparation is key when it comes to your son’s eleven plus exam. To give him the best chance of performing well and gaining a Year 7 place at St Ambrose College, you should ensure that 11+ practice papers form an integral part of his revision sessions. Regular use of these papers could increase your son’s chance of achieving the required score in the exam.

 

These papers will also help you to identify any gaps in your son’s knowledge well ahead of the exam as they cover the full syllabus range. You can allocate any additional time to his weaker areas plan and focus on the best revision techniques that work for your son’s learning style.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the St Ambrose College 11 Plus Exam

 

For the St Ambrose College 11 Plus, the following resources can help:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 4

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus Maths Pack 4 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (multiple-choice)

11 Plus Maths: Arithmetic (open answer)

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (open answer)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (open answer)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (open answer)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus English Pack 4 (multiple-choice)

11 Plus English Pack 1 (open Answer)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (open answer)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (open answer)

11 Plus Spelling Pack 1

11 Plus Spelling Pack 2

11 Plus Spelling Pack 3

11 Plus Writing Prompts

 

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The information provided about St Ambrose 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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