My recollection as a pupil of St Pats, Sheffield Lane Top is that I did not take the 11+ exam in 1963 but instead went to Ecclesfield Grammar School for a day on what now seems like an extended IQ test. I managed to tick the boxes as I was accepted to Notre Dame in Sheffield.
In a recent discussion with friends from those Notre Dame days it seems they did take the 11+ exam but they were from the Birley side of Sheffield. I wonder was I just in a different Education Authority that was trying a new approach - to move away from a formal exam...... or is my memory playing tricks.
Can anyone help?