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Alcester Grammar School

Alcester Grammar School

Alcester Grammar School (AGS) stands as a distinguished co-educational selective grammar school situated in Alcester, Warwickshire. Originally founded in 1499 under the name 'Newport's Free School,' it later assumed the title Alcester Grammar in 1912. AGS holds the distinction of being the first school in its locality to attain academy status, currently catering to the education of over 1000 students.

The school's curriculum boasts a diverse range of subject options, encompassing mathematics, design and technology, business, computing, and modern foreign languages. This comprehensive approach empowers students to evolve into versatile thinkers, equipped with a broad spectrum of knowledge. As AGS embarks on its journey into the future, it does so with a sense of pride in its historical legacy. The institution remains steadfast in its commitment to academic excellence, fostering an innovative spirit, and delivering a holistic education that lays a robust foundation for future generations.

AGS is not merely an educational institution; it serves as a testament to the enduring power of knowledge and stands as a guiding light for young minds eager to craft their own extraordinary narratives.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

In accordance with its admission policy, Alcester Grammar School gives priority to applicants who reside within a specified concentric catchment area. This geographical region is delineated by a circle with a radius of 16.885 miles, centered around the Fountain in Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. The eastern boundary of this catchment coincides with the Warwickshire county boundary situated south of Long Compton.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
Alcester Grammar School, Birmingham Road, Alcester B49 5ED, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Warwickshire's 11 plus test in the West Midlands has two 60-minute papers covering English, Maths, Verbal reasoning, and Non-verbal reasoning. It's all multiple-choice, no writing. Maths and English questions check understanding of Key Stage 2 curriculum, testing reasoning. Reasoning questions assess logic and problem-solving, including spotting patterns.

Warwickshire utilizes the West Midlands 11 plus test, consisting of two papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. A few minutes are designated at the beginning of each paper for children to listen to instructions and complete some unmarked practice questions.

Both papers are subdivided into smaller, individually-timed sections that evaluate:

- English comprehension

- Maths

- Verbal reasoning

- Non-verbal reasoning

The test is exclusively in a multiple-choice format, with no writing sections. Children record their answers in a separate answer booklet, which is electronically marked.

The maths and English questions gauge your child's grasp of Key Stage 2 national curriculum content, including Year 6 objectives, assessing their ability to reason and apply knowledge accurately.

The reasoning questions evaluate your child’s logical and problem-solving abilities. Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, typically not taught in school, aim to measure how well children can identify patterns, connect, and manipulate written and visual information.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

Results can be delivered either electronically or through postal mail. Parents or guardians who submitted applications online through the Parent Portal also have the option to access and review their child's results through the same platform.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

 Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Alcester Grammar School
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