Last minute grammar entry changes

Earlier this year, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Cheshire replaced the Non-Verbal Reasoning paper with a new English/literacy assessment.

For children applying for September 2015 entry, this decision meant they didn’t need to study a largely unfamiliar discipline not taught across the board in schools.

Latest news: it’s all change again

Following a consultation into the proposed changes, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has dropped the English paper proposal and reverted to the original entrance exam arrangements.

What does this mean for you?

The entrance test this coming September 2014 will follow the previous years’ format:

  • A 20 minute Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) paper
  • A 50 minute Verbal Reasoning paper
  • A 50 minute Maths paper

Though this is a last minute change, there is still plenty of time to get your head around NVR basics.

Essential summer prep

Non-verbal reasoning tests your ability to solve picture and diagram puzzles. To do well, you need to know how shapes change, how to spot patterns, and understand codes for figures.

Stuck? Not sure how to make the most of the time left?

Simply call us at 121 Home Tutors for some  expert 11 plus or entrance exam support during the summer holiday. With specialist tutors from Manchester to Cheshire available, we can help your child be ready for September in no time.

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