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


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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: or 0207 697 0123

School type: A co-ed 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:




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.


11+ Writing Bundle


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+ Anagrams


11+ Analogies


11+ Codes


11+ Compound Words


11+ Embedded Words


11+ Form a Word


11+ Insert a Letter


11+ Letter Analogies


11+ Letter Calculations


11+ Letter Codes


11+ Letter Sequences


11+ Move a Letter


11+ Number Analogies


11+ Number Calculations


11+ Number Sequences


11+ Rhyming Synonyms


11+ Shuffled Sentences


11+ Synonyms


11+ Word Completion


11+ Word Match


11+ Word Opposites


11+ Word Pairs


11+ Word Puzzles


11+ Word Relationships


11+ Verbal Reasoning Bundle



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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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