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Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Nestled in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School caters exclusively to girls aged 11-18. Originally known as Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, the school adopted its current name upon attaining academy status in 2011. [1]

 

Consistently high-performing, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School places particular emphasis on languages and science while simultaneously offering a wide-ranging academic curriculum. Lessons for DT, mathematics, Food Technology, languages and many other subjects are delivered effectively, targeting the development of pupils’ skills without neglecting their individual learning styles in the process. 

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar is a nationally recognised centre of academic excellence, and one of its primary aims is to give students the confidence to pursue leadership roles post-education. With this in mind, the school provides a range of extracurricular activities, including lacrosse, tennis, drama, orchestra and cricket, as well as annual trips to exciting local and cross-border destinations. [2]

 

Recently, 94% of all results at Stratford Girls’ Grammar were at Grade 9-7. Judged as an Outstanding school by Ofsted, it is by far one of the most popular educational institutions in the area and beyond, accommodating pupils within an inspirational and stimulating learning environment.

 

The school’s philosophy emphasises academic excellence, fostering a sense of community while nurturing pupils’ talents, ambitions and aspirations. The strong focus on pastoral care ensures that the overall well-being of students is interwoven with Stratford Girls’ core values, aimed at equipping girls with the confidence and ability to navigate the world beyond school with assertiveness.

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Shottery, Stratford upon Avon CV37 9HA

County: Warwickshire

Admissions info: info@sggs.org.uk, 01789 293 759

School type: Girls’ grammar

Number of places in Year 7: 120

Open Day date: June

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 80-85%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: West Midlands Partnership (GL Assessment)

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

All Year 7 places at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School will be allocated on the basis of pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. 

 

Prior to applying for a place, it is suggested that prospective families visit the school during its June Open Day. At this event, you will have the chance to ask questions about the admissions process and your daughter will have the unique opportunity to explore facilities and meet key teaching staff members.

 

Stratford Girls is consistently oversubscribed and receives more Year 7 applications than there are available places. In such instances, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked After, or previously Looked After, children who either achieve the qualifying score or above, or who score up to twenty marks below the automatic qualifying score
  2. Children who live in the priority area, are eligible for the Pupil Premium and achieve the automatic qualifying score or above 
  3. Children who live in the priority area and achieve the automatic qualifying score or above
  4. Children who live outside the priority area who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above
  5. Children who score below the automatic qualifying score, but above the minimum score for the waiting list.

 

For further details about the school’s oversubscription criteria, please consult their admissions policy. You can view the Stratford Girls exact location on the map below:

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

 

As part of the West Midlands Grammar School Consortium, Stratford Girls’ Grammar commences its admission process in May. All applications must be submitted through the consortium’s registration portal by the June cut-off date.

 

Furthermore, it’s important to remember to apply to your Local Authority (LA). The LA Preference Form requires you to indicate your schools of interest. Not including Stratford Girls’ Grammar in this list might exclude your child from being eligible for admission there.

 

You will receive your child’s 11+ admission results in October. Formal offers are made in March of the following year.

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School Catchment Area

 

Does Stratford Girls’ Grammar School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, there is a catchment area with priority based on location and distance from the school.

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of two test papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. They cover:

 

  • English Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

 

The English Comprehension paper examines comprehension skills, including inference. There will be no writing component.

 

The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam assesses logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The maths paper measures problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The exam will also cover Non-Verbal Reasoning or Spatial Reasoning, both testing logic and intelligence.

 

Results from the Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.

 

How to Prepare for the Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

To boost your daughter’s confidence in the lead-up to exam day, we strongly encourage the use of our practice tests. They help familiarise students with the structure and style of Stratford Girls’ Grammar School entrance exams, encompassing all possible question types.

 

Our practice tests will also help you identify gaps within your daughter’s knowledge base that require further attention and assist you in crafting a customised study schedule for her. Adopting such a systematic approach to 11+ exam preparation alleviates unnecessary stress, making the process more enjoyable overall.

 

Note that administering our practice tests under timed conditions can help your daughter adapt to answering questions promptly under time pressure. This strategy will arm her with a distinct advantage over her peers.

 

Stratford Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Stratford Girls’ School does not provide information about raw scores, except that they will be age-standardised, ensuring that each student is assessed fairly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 80-85%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the 11+ Stratford Girls’ School test.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Stratford Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

The resources listed below are specifically designed to help students prepare for the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Exam. They cover every aspect of the exam, which is created by GL Assessment.

 

All question types that could come up in the actual exam are addressed across English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.

 

Most of the products below also come with detailed video tutorials to accompany every question. These allow your child to quickly learn from their mistakes and understand the most effective techniques to approach any question that could come up in their exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the West Midlands 11+ Exam, used by Stratford Girls’ Grammar School for Year 7 entry. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:

 

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English Comprehension

 

Full Practice Tests 

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in GL Assessment 11+ English exams, such as the Stratford Girls’ School assessment. The timings and types of passages used are typical of what you can expect in the actual exam.

 

11+ Comprehension – Pack 1

11+ Comprehension – Pack 2

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 1

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 2

 

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Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Verbal Reasoning question types are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific question formats. All of the types of questions listed below could feature in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

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 Grids

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Related Words

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

Masterclasses

11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

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Mathematics

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Mathematics exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Maths – Pack 1

11+ Maths – Pack 2

11+ Maths – Pack 3

11+ Maths – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Maths topics are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific sections of the syllabus. All of the topics listed below could feature in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 1

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 2

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Maths syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master.

 

11+ Maths (GL) Masterclass

 

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If your child struggles with certain types of Non-Verbal Reasoning questions, these packs will prove ideal. Each one focuses on a specific question type, providing efficient and effective practice. This range of packs covers all the possible Non-Verbal Reasoning question types that could come up in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. Each pack includes explanations for every question, so your child can learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Analogies

11+ Classes Like

11+ Classes Unlike

11+ Extended Series

11+ Figure Classification

11+ Figure Matrices

11+ Horizontal Codes

11+ Series

11+ Triangle Matrices

11+ Triangle Series

11+ Star Matrices

11+ Vertical Codes

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master. The questions in this Masterclass have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Spatial Reasoning

 

Full & Skill Practice Tests

These packs will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Stratford Girls’ School 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Many of these questions have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual West Midlands 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam. Some of these question types are brand new and you won’t find them in any other practice resource!

 

– This pack covers all of the key GL Assessment Spatial Reasoning question types that are known to come up in the test:

 

11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

 

– These packs each focus on one of these question types and provide further, targeted practice so you can drill down on weaker areas:

 

11+ Block Counting

11+ Combining Shapes

11+ Fold & Punch

11+ Folding Cubes

11+ Hidden Shapes

11+ Shape Completion

11+ Spinning Shapes

11+ Rotation

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 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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