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Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Founded in 1911, Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is a girls-only grammar that teaches over 700 pupils aged 11-18. Previously a Language College, it became an academy in 2014. Pupils are split across four houses – Audley, Ferrers, Paget and Stafford. Throughout each school year, the houses compete in a range of activities, including sport, music and the House Arts Festival.

 

The school offers a broad extracurricular programme to help girls engage in all aspects of school life. As well as an impressive sport selection, pupils can participate in residential trips across the world and become involved in the school’s various music opportunities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

 

Address: Wolverhampton High School for Girls, Tettenhall Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 0BY

County: West Midlands – Wolverhampton

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01902 551515

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 741 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 145

Open Day Date: April

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham): Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Consortium

 

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 145 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open event, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

Late candidates will only be considered following the initial allocation of places, so it is always advised to meet the registration deadline in the first instance.

 

In cases where there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses its oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium
  3. Children who live nearest to the school

 

Learn more about Wolverhampton Girls’ High School Year 7 admissions process via its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

 

In order to apply for a Year 7 place at Wolverhampton’s Girls’ High School, parents need to register their daughter well in advance of the year of entry. Applications are completed online via the school website, here. Parents must complete two forms for eleven plus entry: The Entrance Test Registration Form and the Local Authority (LA) form, also known as a Secondary School Preference Form. The latter document needs to be returned to the LA directly by the deadline date specified on the form.

 

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11+ exam for Wolverhampton Girls’ follows the same structure as other grammar schools in the Wolverhampton and Wrekin region. The exam will test:

 

 

The four subjects are split over two tests, each lasting 45 minutes, with each test divided into individually timed sections.

 

How to Prepare for the Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

One of the most effective ways to prepare for the 11 Plus exam at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is to use practice exam papers. Not only do they help identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they can also help to improve their time management skills.

 

All of our practice papers come complete with answers, so parents can accurately measure their child’s performance from session-to-session. We have a selection of 11 Plus exam papers to choose from to help students prepare for entry to Wolverhampton Girls.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam

 

We specifically recommend the following resources:

 

Mathematics (Numerical Reasoning) Section

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 20 questions. It focuses on time-pressured problem solving with question styles that are known to have been previously used by CEM.

 

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 10 tests, each consisting of 5 sections, with 5 questions in each section. It focuses on a specific type of question that comes up in CEM exams. These questions are based on some form of chart or diagram that the student must use to work out the answers. The answers must be recorded on a separate sheet in a specific manner. This pack includes separate answer sheets so students can get used to recording their responses in this way, just like they will need to do in the 11+ exam for the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools.

 

11+ MC Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains 20 tests, each with 10 questions. It focuses on a different CEM question type in which there are multiple possible answer choices provided and the student must pick the correct one for each question. Separate answer sheets are provided so students can get used to recording their responses in this manner.

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

This pack contains 15 tests, each with 15 questions. It focuses on fundamental arithmetic skills, developing a strong basis that allows students to work through maths questions efficiently and with confidence.

 

Verbal Reasoning Section

 

Verbal Reasoning, as defined by CEM, is quite different to how it may be traditionally understood. It includes a number of question types that focus on vocabulary and comprehension as well as some more unusual formats. Each of the packs below focuses on a different skill that is assessed in the Verbal Reasoning section of the CEM 11+ exam.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

This pack contains plenty of practice for various question types that crop up frequently in CEM exams. These include questions  that assess a student’s grasp of synonyms and antonyms as well as other formats such as shuffled sentences and contextual cloze.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 2

These packs contains plenty of vocabulary practice, specifically designed to match the style used in CEM exams in the ‘Word Choice’ section. There are 24 practice tests in each pack, each with 29 questions. We recommend beginning with Pack 1. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Shuffled Sentences (CEM)

This pack focuses on a specific CEM Verbal Reasoning question type that comes up frequently. It’s relatively unusual and, in our experience, students can find it difficult to get to grips with. There are 20 tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Associations (CEM)

This pack focuses on another common CEM Verbal Reasoning question type. It doesn’t feature in that many 11+ resources so your child may not be too familiar with the format. It assesses the depth of a student’s vocabulary, as well as their understanding of phrases and idioms. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Adjectives (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that targets a student’s knowledge and understanding of adjectives. To do well in this question type, students need to have a broad vocabulary as well as a solid understanding of common phrases and idioms. Furthermore, when there are two or more seemingly possible answers, they need to be able to discern which is the ‘best’, given the context. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Definitions (CEM)

This pack focuses on a CEM question type that tests the depth of a student’s vocabulary. These questions can be quite tricky. For example, the superfluous definitions are designed to pose challenges, perhaps defining a homophone of one of the target words. To do well in this question type, students must be confident in their choice of words and their meanings. There are 24 timed tests included, all designed to match the exact format and style used in the actual exam. Answer sheets and answers are included.

 

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2

These packs focus on multiple-choice comprehension, which will feature in the CEM 11+ exam. There are 15 comprehension tests included in each pack. Pack 1 focuses on classical fiction and Pack 2 focuses on non-fiction.

 

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 1 – Words

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 2 – Sentences

These packs focus on cloze questions that are used in almost all CEM 11+ exams. Pack 1 focuses on missing words and Pack 2 focuses on missing sentences.

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1 (CEM)

11+ Spelling Pack 2 (CEM)

CEM 11+ exams, such as the 11 plus test for Shropshire, Wolverhampton and Walsall, focus heavily on assessing a child’s vocabulary. These packs each introduce 200 words within context, helping students to improve both their vocabulary and spelling. This will prove useful for the Verbal Reasoning section of the exam. Pack 2 is designed to be more challenging than Pack 1.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning Section

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

This pack covers a number of the question types that are used in CEM 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exams such as Matrices, Box Sequences and Exceptions. There are some extension question types as well. Whilst these are not known to be utilised in CEM exams, they will help develop your child’s Non-Verbal reasoning ability, which will stand them in good stead for the exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ CEM Practice Test 1

11+ CEM Practice Test 2

These packs each contain two test papers covering all three topics: Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning. Using the official familiarisation material and our deep knowledge of CEM question styles and formats, we’ve created accurate and up to date CEM practice papers that pay attention to all elements including question types, timings, structure, format, question wordings, fonts and design. Answers and Answer Sheets are included so your child can get used to marking their answers as they will need to do in the actual exam.

 

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The information provided about Wolverhampton Girls’ High 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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