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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) stands as the largest single-sex grammar school in England, founded in 1910 and guided by the motto "Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter" (Bravely, Faithfully, and Cheerfully).

AGGS is dedicated to instilling a love for learning and fostering ambition, principles that are evident in its comprehensive and relevant curriculum. Covering a wide array of subjects, including mathematics, humanities, sciences, and technology, the curriculum provides a personalized and extensive educational experience.

The enrichment program at AGGS spans various activities such as ballet, volunteering, drama, and outdoor pursuits, supporting girls in achieving their non-academic goals. The school emphasizes life beyond the classroom, encouraging students to fully engage and develop social proficiency, often resulting in enduring friendships.

Dedicated to inclusivity, AGGS celebrates diversity as a foundational element of its vibrant community. The recognition of various cultural identities is considered essential to the school's success, fostering an atmosphere of inclusiveness and acceptance.

Recent achievements highlight AGGS's commitment to excellence, with 60% of all entries securing the top grade of 9, and an impressive 97% of results graded at 7 or above. These outcomes underscore the school's holistic approach to pupil development.

In summary, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is a commendable institution with a welcoming community. The staff works diligently to meet individual needs, encouraging girls to pursue their passions with determination and approach learning with resilience, equipping them with the skills necessary for success in both personal and professional realms.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls establishes its priority catchment area as an 8-mile radius from the school's main entrance, measured in a straight line from the child's permanent place of residence.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Altrincham, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The Trafford 11+ exam by GL Assessment has two one-hour papers, testing:
1. Mathematics: Covers operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics.
2. Verbal Reasoning (incl. Comprehension): Assesses critical thinking, language-based tasks.
3. Non-Verbal Reasoning (incl. Spatial Reasoning): Tests visual and abstract reasoning, spatial skills.

The Trafford 11+ exam, developed by GL Assessment, consists of two papers, each lasting around an hour. These papers assess three key skills through short, timed subsections:

  1. Mathematics: This section evaluates students' mathematical proficiency, problem-solving capabilities, and logical reasoning. The test covers topics such as number operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics, and data handling.

  2. Verbal Reasoning (including Comprehension): These sections gauge students' reasoning skills using language-based tasks. Tasks include identifying patterns, completing analogies, solving codes, making logical deductions, and comprehension questions. This section also measures critical thinking and analytical abilities.

  3. Non-Verbal Reasoning (including Spatial Reasoning): Non-Verbal Reasoning assesses students' problem-solving skills using visual and abstract reasoning without relying on language. It involves identifying patterns, relationships, and sequences within shapes, figures, and diagrams. Spatial Reasoning, within this section, evaluates spatial awareness, mental rotation, visualization, and problem-solving skills related to visual representations of objects and space.

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

Following the completion of the test, parents will receive their child's eleven plus exam results in October through email, an online link, or a letter sent via first-class post. The final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (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 Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
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