What is the 11 Plus exam format in Greater Manchester?

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys                 St Ambrose College

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls                 Stretford Grammar School

Loreto Grammar School                                        Urmston Grammar Academy

Sale Grammar School

Schools use a mix of tests as there is no over aching authority which defines the test in this area.

Altrincham Grammar School for boys – VR, Non-VR and Maths all set by GL and creative writing set by the school. 

Altrincham Grammar School for girls- Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning- all set by CEM.

Loreto-VR and English ( set by GL). Maths and English Writing set by school.

Sale – CEM (Verbal Reasoning (including English), Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning – Maths).

St Ambrose – VR, Maths and English all set by GL.

Stretford – CEM (Verbal Reasoning (including English), Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning – Maths).

Urmiston – CEM (Verbal Reasoning (including English), Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning – Maths).

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