Greater Manchester 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Greater Manchester

There are seven Grammar Schools in Greater Manchester that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

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

 

Greater Manchester 11 Plus Exam Format Details

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys – Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Maths set by GL and creative writing set by the school.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls – Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning set by CEM

Loreto Grammar School – Verbal Reasoning and English set by GL, Maths and Creative Writing set by the school.

Sale Grammar School – Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Non Verbal Reasoning set by CEM.

St Ambrose College – Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English set by GL, 

Stretford Grammar School – Verbal Reasoning (English comprehension and vocabulary testing), Non Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning (maths calculations and problem solving questions) set by CEM. 

Urmiston Grammar Academy – Verbal Reasoning (English comprehension and vocabulary testing), Non Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning (maths calculations and problem solving questions) set by CEM. 

 

Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Greater Manchester

Firstly it is important to understand what preparation options you have and what might be the most suitable route to go down. Go forward to our 11 Plus preparation options page to understand what the options are and to start thinking about which one might be best for you.

If your child is in year three or four currently then you might also find it useful to understand what advice we offer parents who want to start helping their children at this stage.

If your child is in the latter stages of year four or in year five then we offer different advice designed to help families who are closer to the exam date.

If your child is part way through year five or quite close to the exam then we have tried to show how you can use the time you might have available most effectively.