St Mary Magdalene Academy (SMMA) 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy is an academy on Liverpool Road, London. Established in 2007, it is recognised as a high achieving North London school. [1]

 

All Year 7 pupils follow a broad curriculum encompassing a wide range of subject areas, including English, maths, science, geography, history, RS, PE, MFL, drama, music, art and Chinese language & culture. Teaching staff aim to inspire a love of learning and ease students’ transition into further stages of their education through engaging lessons which encourage active class participation. 

 

A broad selection of enrichment activities allows students to develop their extra curricular skills. Ranging from chess, rugby and choir to coding, badminton and Duke of Edinburgh, the opportunities for further exploration of talents and interests ensure that every student excels in their studies and beyond. 

 

The school’s ethos is centred on the understanding that success consists of more than just strong academic achievements. Promoting humanity and cultural richness, the school educates students that the choices they make must be rooted in wisdom in order for a good life to be born out of them. [2]

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Exam, Aptitude Test Information

 

Address: 475 Liverpool Road, London N7 8PG

County: Greater London

Admissions info: firstcontact@smmacademy.org or 0207 697 0123

School Type: A co-educational academy

Number of Students: 1368 (approx.) 

Open day: In the Autumn Term

Exam date: October of Year 6

Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Morning Tours allow prospective families to explore the school on a normal working day. The Head and key members of the staff will be on hand to answer questions of interest. More details are available here

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Aptitude Test

  

To apply for Year 7 entry through the Aptitude Test, you should complete and submit the application form, found near the bottom of this page. The application deadline is in July of the year preceding entry. 

 

The Aptitude Test has two sections: Verbal Reasoning and Creative Writing. In the Verbal Reasoning test, your child will be expected to score 120 or above. If they score below 120, their writing paper will not be marked. 

 

Offers of places are made in October, following the examination. 

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and Bursaries are not available. 

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Exam, Aptitude Test Format

 

The St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ exam consists of the following tests:

 

  • English writing paper
  • Verbal Reasoning

 

The English paper examines writing skills, including spelling and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

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

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 11+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 

 

The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.

 

The practice tests are challenging, and preparing for the 11 Plus can sometimes feel overwhelming. But once a carefully thought-out revision plan is implemented, students should find the process a lot more manageable. 

 

Aside from getting used to answering the types of questions that may be asked on the big day, they also work on developing time-management skills, such as answering questions under pressure.

 

Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Verbal Reasoning 

 

Practice Tests

 

To develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

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 Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St Mary Magdalene Academy 11+ past papers. The information provided about St Mary Magdalene Academy 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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