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St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Entrance Exam Information

13+

Introduction

 

St Catherine’s School is an independent school for girls in the village of Bramley, Surrey. It was founded in a time of significant change, when movements within the Church of England and other Christian denominations campaigned for more freedom for women. [1]

 

A plethora of subject options, ranging from art, science and mathematics to Latin, psychology and ICT, underpin St Cat’s extensive educational offering. The varied academic program allows girls to learn how to interact with the world as part of their individual learning experience and make informed decisions about their future intellectual direction.  

 

The rigorous in-class teaching is balanced with an array of extracurriculars, bringing a sense of excitement to the journey of self-discovery that characterises life at the school. Equestrian, debating, jazz band, sailing, Maths Olympiad and tap dance are just some of the available activities, which, together with residential visits and trips, form the essence of St Cat’s enrichment provision. [2]

 

The school’s philosophy places equal importance on personal and spiritual development as on examination results. Thus, staff’s efforts are focused on providing a safe and supportive environment where girls can feel genuinely happy, benefitting from the school’s strong partnership with parents and its commitment to producing self-reliant and highly efficient young women. 

 

St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Exam Information

 

Address: Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0DF

County: Surrey

Admissions info: admissions@stcatherines.info or 01483 899609

School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls

13+ Open day: Throughout the year

13+ Exam date: October of Year 8

13+ Exam board: School’s own

 

Open Events for St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Entry

 

Open Mornings are held throughout the year, allowing families to explore the school’s grounds and learn first-hand about the educational provision. The events commence with an address from the Head, followed by guided tours of facilities and informal meetings with staff. Please click here to access the booking form. 

 

St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Admissions

 

The registration deadline for 13+ places is in September of the year preceding entry. The registration fee of £100 is non-refundable. 

 

Once you’ve registered your daughter, the school will reach out with details about the entrance examinations, held in October of the year preceding entry. As part of the admissions process, St Cat’s will obtain confidential reports and references from her current school.

 

Please note that, if an offer has been made, you will be asked to pay a deposit (£500 for a day place and £1,000 for a boarding place) to accept it. 

 

St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 13+ applicants. 

 

St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Exam Format

 

The St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13+ entrance examination consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Verbal Reasoning 

 

The English paper examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, 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 will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

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

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Exam

 

To successfully prepare your child for the St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.

 

Aside from reflecting the demands of the 13+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. 

 

Students who approach preparation in such a methodical way generally have a competitive advantage over their peers who prefer a less structured approach. 

 

Our practice tests tend to make the preparation process easily manageable and less demanding in order for your child to feel confident and less stressed about the upcoming 13+ exam.

 

For that reason, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year. They are age-appropriate, yet challenging, and are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus (13+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English 

 

We highly recommend the following packs to successfully prepare your daughter for the St Catherine’s School 13+ English paper:

 

13+ English Pack 1

 

13+ English Pack 2

 

13+ English: Rewrite & Improve

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following papers to help develop your daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Catherine’s School 13 Plus maths test:

 

13+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

The following practice papers will provide useful preparation for the St Catherine’s School 13+ Verbal Reasoning paper:

 

13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St Catherine’s School, Bramley, 13+ past papers. The information provided about St Catherine’s School, 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:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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