NOTE: The ISEB Pretest is no longer part of the Ampleforth College 11+ admissions process. The school opted for a paper-based English, Maths and NVR exam. Please click here to access relevant preparation materials.
Address: Ampleforth College, York YO62 4ER
County: North Yorkshire
Admissions Office: [email protected] or 01439 766000
Ampleforth College recommends that you and your child attend its open events prior to applying for a place in Year 7. They include tours of the school and meetings with staff members and current pupils.
The admissions process includes entrance assessments, taking place on Assessment day, held at Ampleforth College.
Registration forms are available on the school’s website.
Ampleforth College » The 11+ Assessment: ISEB Common Pre-test
To join in Year 7, your child will be asked to complete an online assessment called the ISEB Common Pretest, which assesses skills in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Here’s a brief introduction to the subjects covered in this online exam:
The English part of the ISEB Pretest assesses comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.
The maths part of the ISEB Pretest assesses mathematical ability across the curriculum, including arithmetic and problem solving.
The Verbal Reasoning part of the ISEB Pretest assesses thinking and problem solving with words.
The Non-Verbal Reasoning part assesses thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.
The exam lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The timings for each section are listed below:
– English – 25 minutes
– Maths – 50 minutes
– Verbal reasoning – 36 minutes
– Non-Verbal reasoning – 32 minutes
Learn more about the ISEB Pretest and the schools that use it here!
Ampleforth College ISEB Common Pretest » Preparation Tips
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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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