Entrance Exam Papers

Examination Papers

Below are links to  our Year 7 Entrance Examination past papers. We do not publish papers for entry at other ages.

We realise that sitting an entrance exam is a daunting task, and it is important to say that our papers are designed to challenge the mind of any child (and parent) attempting them. However, as a rough guide, if your son is scoring 50% and over he is well on the way to reaching the MGS entrance criteria; the exercise simply gives us a great deal of insight into how boys respond to a range of questions under pressure.

For full details of our assessment procedures, click on the appropriate link to the left.

PLEASE NOTE: Examination papers are copyright of The Manchester Grammar School and made freely available for personal preparation by MGS candidates only.

We do not provide the answers for the English comprehension as every boy will express the answer in his own words and each response the boy makes is considered by the markers on its own merits. The questions and answer schemes are structured in such a way that boys are to determine the number of different responses required and encouraged to make those responses as detailed as they can.

2020 Examination Papers