What is the 11 Plus exam format 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

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Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose College -GL which includes: Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English

The other 5 schools make up the Trafford Consortium – GL Assessment which includes: Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning

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