CEM11+ Walsall, Wolverhampton & Shropshire Grammar School Consortium.
Walsall has joined the Wolverhampton and Shropshire Consortium and the 11+ test has now moved to 19 September, 2016 from past July dates.
There are two single grammar schools in Walsall
PAN = The published admission number.
Walsall is a highly selective area where there are no defined catchment areas and the highest scores win places.
The test is set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® at Durham University®.
The test covers Verbal Reasoning (Comprehension, synonyms, antonyms and cloze passages); Numeracy, and Non-Verbal Reasoning with two 45-minute papers.
What happens in Walsall on 11+ Testing day?
Children are met by members of the school at the front gate and taken in to the school and examination rooms. Parents do not enter the school. Children are picked up inside the school grounds from a defined area.
An order of merit will be drawn up, based on the aggregate standardised marks in all three skill areas.
The schools do not provide a ranking or score. Letters may contain a statement as follows:
”I am pleased to inform you that, at the time of writing, performance in the Entrance Test indicates he/she would normally be offered…..
2013 offers: Queen Mary’s Grammar School (boys) PAN 112 Rank 191 offered a place. Queen Mary’s High School (girls) PAN 112 Rank 256 offeed a place. Note: Many children turn down places to attend Birmingham or Warwickshire Grammar Schools.
Queen Mary's Grammar School (Boys):
2016 entry Lowest Score: offer day: 321
Standardised mark range 2015 entry: 180-410 Lowest Score: offer day: 322
Standardised mark range 2014 entry: 185-420 Lowest Score: offer day: 320, after waiting list: 318
Standardised mark range 2013 entry: 180-415 Lowest Score: offer day: 325, after waiting list: 318
For 2015 entry, if your child scores less than 310 this year, they may struggle to cope with the content, level and pace of education at the school.
For 2014 entry, if your child scores less than 305 this year, they may struggle to cope with the content, level and pace of education at the school.
Wolverhampton Grammar Schools
Wolverhampton does not have any state grammar schools for boys. There is a private co-educational grammar school.
Wolverhampton Girls’ High School
The state school is highly selective and does not have catchment areas. The highest scores win places. The PAN 145. It is part of the Shropshire & Wolverhampton Consortium.
Shropshire Grammar Schools
Adams’ Grammar Schools (Boys)
Adams Grammar school is a highly selective school with no catchment area. The highest scores are offered places. It also takes borders who pay only for the provision associated with boarding. The sixth form is co-educational.
The PAN is 105, which includes up to 15 boarders.
Qualifying marks are not revealed and occasionally less than 97 children are admitted, if scores are deemed not high enough.
Newport Girl’s Grammar School
Newport Girl’s Grammar School is a selective school with a catchment area.
It has a PAN of 84 (an increase from the previous figure of 56). Priority is given to those girls who live in the Newport area. Places are allocated first to all ‘In’ area girls deemed to be of grammar school ability. The highest scores win places. When all ‘In’ area girls have been considered, any places remaining are offered to those ‘Out’ of area girls with the highest scores. Qualifying scores are not revealed.
The test is set by CEM Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring® at Durham University®. The test covers Verbal Reasoning (Comprehension, synonyms, antonyms and cloze passages); Numeracy, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There are two 45-minute papers held on the same day.
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