St Mary Magdalene Academy (SMMA) 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information
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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. 
St Mary Magdalene Academy 11 Plus (11+) Exam, Aptitude Test Information
Address: 475 Liverpool Road, London N7 8PG
County: Greater London
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
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:
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:
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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.