St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information
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Pupils study art, biology, chemistry, design technology, drama, English, French, geography, German, history, home economics, Latin, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, religious studies, Spanish, textiles, ICT and computing. After classes, they get to choose from a wide selection of activities, clubs and societies on offer, including LAMDA, Music Theory, Mandarin and Model United Nations.
Providing an all-round education within a safe and healthy environment and first-class facilities, the school ensures the personal and physical development of pupils while boosting their academic potential. As they actively prepare to enter adulthood and face all of its complexities, girls at St Catherine’s grow in character and maximise their talents and abilities, demonstrated freely both in and out of the classroom.
St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information
Address: St Catherine’s School, Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0DF
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 899609
School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls
Number of students: 640 (approx.)
Open days: Throughout the year
Exam date: January of Year 6
Exam type / Board: School’s own
Open Events for St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 plus (11+) Entry
The school holds Open Mornings and Prospective Parents’ Mornings throughout the year.
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St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Admissions
The admissions process begins with registration. You will be expected to submit a completed Registration Form along with a payment of the non-refundable registration fee of £100. The registration deadline is in early November of the year preceding entry.
Upon registering, your daughter will be invited to attend a Taster Morning in October. The entrance examinations for 11+ entry take place in January of Year 6. There may also be an interview.
Offer letters are sent out later the same month, and the acceptance deadline is in early March. To accept a place, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £500 for day pupils and £1,000 for boarders.
St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries
The school awards four Academic Entrance Scholarships on the basis of performance in the entrance examinations. Two scholarships are valued at 20% of the fees, and the other two at 10%. Scholarships are awarded in the areas of Art, Textiles, Drama, Music and Sport, as well.
There is one Music Scholarship, valued at 20% of the fees and tuition on one instrument, and another one of 10% of fees and tuition on one instrument. The deadline for applications is in November and auditions are in January.
Bursaries are means-tested and offered to girls from low-income families who show interest in receiving financial support from the school. However, candidates will still be expected to show a certain level of academic ability, assessed through the entrance examinations.
Bursaries are reviewed annually and may vary in value. They may cover up to 100% of fees. Click here for more details.
St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format
The St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ exam consists of the following tests:
- Verbal Reasoning
The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.
The maths exam assesses your daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.
The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess her logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.
There will also be a Science paper, examining her knowledge in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ entrance examination.
How to Prepare for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam
Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 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 St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.
St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers
We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ English paper. They will help improve your daughter’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:
We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ maths test:
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Skill Specific Practice
To develop your daughter’s skills in the areas of Science ahead of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ exam, we highly recommend the following packs:
To prepare your child for the St Catherine’s Verbal Reasoning paper, we strongly recommend the use of the following packs:
Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice
The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ past papers. The information provided about St Catherine’s, Bramley, 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.
Other entry points for St Catherine’s, Bramley:
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