St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details
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St. George’s Weybridge School is an independent co-educational Roman Catholic day school in Surrey, educating pupils from 3-18.
The school was founded in 1869 by a Belgium Catholic order of priests called the Josephites, and was originally located in Croydon. The school soon outgrew its Croydon location and moved near Weybridge in 1884. The Josephite order once represented the entire staff and management of the school.
Girls first joined the 6th Form in 1960. The school became fully co-educational in 1998, whist in 2000, it acquired the nearby girls’ school St. Maur’s, run by the Congregation of the Holy Infant Jesus. The acquisition resulted in another phase of expansion of the school’s campus and provided a new site for the Junior School.
In Years 7 and 8, the school’s emphasis is placed on building skills and striving for excellence across the curriculum, which includes history and politics, geography, religious studies, music, drama, art, biology, chemistry, physics, technology and computing.
Pupils choose a language option from French, German or Spanish, which they will continue to study in the Third Year. Latin is compulsory in the First and Second Year.
Co-curricular activities for students in the First, Second and Third Year include sports such as Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Rounders and Cricket.
The school offers superb pastoral care, with regular pastoral year team meetings that reflect the needs of the pupils. Academic and pastoral matters are closely linked, whilst the quality of each student’s personal development is a core concern.
Characterised by outstanding relationships among the students and between the students and the staff, the school succeeds at creating a highly developed sense of a Catholic community that promotes kindness, tolerance and a sense of justice.
This year, with over half (53%) of papers graded A*/A and 80% graded A*/B and a total of 40 students graded A*/A in every subject, the school remains true to its mission statement: “To inspire all in our Josephite, Georgian Family to be the very best version of themselves.”
11 Plus (11+) Exam Information for St. George’s Weybridge
Address: Weybridge Rd, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2QS
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01932 839300
School Type: Independent co-educational day school
Number of Students: 941 (approx.)
Open day: April and September/October
11+ Exam Date: January of Year 6
11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own + CEM Select
Open Events for St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Entry
Open Mornings offer families the opportunity to explore St. George’s Weybridge via a pupil-guided tour.
During Open Mornings, typically held in April and September/October, the families attend one of the Headmistress’ addresses and meet with the teaching staff.
Parents have the option to arrange an appointment with the Headmistress usually after they attend an Open Morning. Book your place here.
St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Admissions
Registration for admission takes place in November of the year preceding entry.
Entry is determined according to the following criteria:
- The family should be sympathetic to the Christian, Catholic, Josephite ethos of St. George’s.
- The results of the entrance examination should be satisfactory.
- The report from the current school should be positive.
- The family demonstrate an interest in enrollment and attended an Open Morning.
- A sibling or someone in the family attends or attended the College in the past.
- The candidate is a pupil of the Junior School.
Boys and girls must be under 12 years of age on 1 September of the year of entry.
The entrance examination takes place in January and consists of:
- Verbal reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning assessment (CEM Select)
- A mathematics paper
- An English paper (assessing extended writing, comprehension and technical skills)
Candidates will also be interviewed by a senior member of staff.
St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format
The English paper aims to evaluate your child’s reading, comprehension and writing skills. It contains a technical, reading and writing section. The paper is a combination of standard and multiple-choice questions.
The maths paper is designed to examine your child’s skills in problem-solving and arithmetic. It lasts 1 hour, whilst the English paper lasts 45 minutes.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning will be tested online using the CEM Select Evaluate Abilities assessment.
CEM Select assesses Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Ability through a series of short, online modules. Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for this test.
How to Prepare for St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Exam
One of the best ways to prepare your child for a highly competitive 11+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve that with the use of our practice tests.
Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.
By getting used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure, your child will gain a significant advantage over other candidates who prefer a less structured approach towards preparation for a competitive Year 7 entrance exam.
We highly recommend that you make use of our practice tests in order to increase your child’s confidence ahead of exam day. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.
St. George’s Weybridge 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers
English comprehension: standard + multiple-choice format
We strongly suggest the following packs for successful preparation for the St. George’s Weybridge 11+ English paper. They will help your child further develop their comprehension and Technical English skills, including spelling and vocabulary:
Technical English Section
Comprehension Section (Standard Format)
Comprehension Section (Multiple-Choice)
We highly recommend the following packs for successful preparation for the St. George’s Weybridge 11+ Creative writing section of the English exam:
Mathematics: standard format
We strongly suggest the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s skills within the examination context of the St. George’s Weybridge 11+ maths test:
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The following full practice and skill practice online tests are specifically designed to help students familiarise themselves with the demands of CEM Select assessment used by St. George’s Weybridge. They will help your child accustom themselves with all the modules covering Verbal, Numerical and Non-Verbal ability.
Full Practice Tests
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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 St. George’s College (Weybridge) 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 St. George’s College (Weybridge) 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about St. George’s College (Weybridge) 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.