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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2025

2025 Entry - Current Year 5 Students

 

For September 2025 Entry the entrance test will be sat in September 2024. The seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools will be using GL Assessment for this test. Please read the link above ‘Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ Admissions Information’ which has all the relevant information.

The test assesses students’ verbal and non-verbal abilities, English skills and mathematics, and is provided by GL Assessment. All questions are multiple choice style questions.

In one paper, students will be tested on their verbal skills (including comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning). The other test paper assesses non-verbal reasoning and mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding. Each test session will take around an hour.

At the beginning of each session there is time built in for the sharing of instructions and, for the non-verbal reasoning element, some worked examples. Students are allocated a total of 45 minutes to complete the tests themselves.

GL Assessment is the largest independent provider of educational assessments in the UK, also providing assessment materials to schools in over 100 countries worldwide. They have been developing selection assessments for over 40 years and provide tests to the majority of grammar schools in the country. GL Assessment works hard to develop its material such that all children are able to demonstrate their levels of attainment and academic potential without excessive preparation. Familiarisation Material - GL Assessment can be found on their website GL Assessment.

Since 11+ tests vary from one area to another, it's important to note that the free familiarisation materials are generic and may differ from your own test's exact specifications. These differences may include the length of papers, the types of questions covered, and/or the level of difficulty.