St Michael’s College Enniskillen PPTC Transfer Test (11 Plus) Information
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Founded in 1903, St Michael’s College is a Catholic grammar school located in Enniskillen. The school provides its 670 pupils with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The school aims to develop each boy’s abilities in speaking, listening, reading and writing, in order to prepare them for examinations.
The school places emphasis on the development of positive relationships between all staff and students and as such, has devised a specific Pastoral Care Programme. The programme aims to create an environment where the pupils are valued as individuals and are encouraged to develop to their full potential.
Transfer Test Information for St Michael’s College Enniskillen
Address: St Michael’s College Enniskillen, Chanterhill Road, County Fermanagh, BT74 6DE
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 02866 322 935
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 770 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 8: 100 (approx.)
Open Day Date: January
Exam Date: November/December
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
St Michael’s College Enniskillen Admissions
When the old eleven plus process was abolished by the Northern Ireland Assembly, 34 schools joined together to form the Post Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC). The PPTC is an unregulated system that uses the same standardised entrance assessment to determine admission.
St Michael’s College Enniskillen is a member of the PPTC and so admission to the school is determined by student performance in the PPTC Transfer Test. In cases where there are more applicants than available places, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:
- Applicants who are sons of the permanent teaching, administrative, technical or ancillary staff of the school
- Applicants whose brother, half-brother, step-brother or legally adopted brother or half-brother is a pupil in the school
- Applicants who are the first boy in the family to reach transfer age
- Applicants whose brother or brothers have spent at least two academic years as a pupil in the school
- Applicants who have had a brother in the school at any time in the past
- Applicants whose father was a pupil in the school
For additional information on the admissions process at St Michael’s, please contact the school directly at email@example.com, or on 02866 322 935.
How to Apply for Year 8 Entry to St Michael’s College Enniskillen
Before applying for a Year 8 place at St Michael’s College Enniskillen, parents and prospective students should consider visiting the school during one of its Open Events. By visiting the school, parents will be able to determine whether St Michael’s College is the right learning environment for their son.
To register for a place at St Michael’s College, parents need to complete the registration form on the PPTC website. Students only need to be registered for the test once, as each school in the PPTC uses the same entrance assessment.
St Michael’s College Enniskillen Transfer Test Format
The St Michael’s College Enniskillen Transfer Test is set by the exam board, GL Assessment. All children will sit two test papers in Maths and English. Questions on both papers are multiple-choice and students will be given practice sections before each paper to familiarise them with the exam layout.
The maths paper lasts for 45 minutes and has 45 questions. The questions are based on the school’s curriculum with some additional questions on elementary logic, mathematical facts, properties, or geometric names. The maths paper is designed to test students’ understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, and their ability to use maths in everyday situations.
The English paper lasts for 50 minutes and has 60 questions. The paper begins with three reading passages followed by comprehension questions (60% of total mark). There are then spelling and punctuation questions, followed by general questions (40% of total mark).
Scores for both papers are age standardised and results are posted to parents in January.
Get further information on the content of the test papers via the PPTC’s website.
How to Prepare for the St Michael’s College Enniskillen 11 Plus (11+) Transfer Test?
While it’s understandable that some children may be nervous about the idea of sitting the Transfer Test, with the right study plan, it needn’t cause any excessive worry.
Parents should help their son set aside time daily to revise. It’s a good idea to introduce practice exam papers into your child’s study routine early on, as they can provide a clearer idea of the structure of the exam. At Exam Papers Plus, we’d recommend that students take our practice papers under timed conditions, as this will get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.
Our 11 Plus practice papers will help students successfully prepare for the St Michael’s College Enniskillen Transfer Test. We would specifically recommend the following practice packs:
Full Practice Tests
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – (Pack 1)
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – (Pack 2)
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – (Pack 3)
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – (Pack 4)
Skill specific practice
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – Spelling – (Pack 3)
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – Punctuation
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – Sentence Completion
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – Comprehension – (Pack 1)
- 11+ English – Grammar Schools – Inference Skills
Full Practice Tests
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – (Pack 1)
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – (Pack 2)
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – (Pack 3)
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – (Pack 4)
Skill specific practice
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – Problem Solving Pack 1
- 11+ Maths – Grammar Schools – Problem Solving Pack 2
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St Michael’s College Enniskillen 11+ past papers. The information provided about St Michael’s College Enniskillen 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.