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Entrance examinations

Preparing for the exam

For entry into Year 7 (11+), the examination consists of three one-hour papers in mathematics, English and verbal reasoning. For entry into Year 9 (13+), the examination consists of two one-and-a-half-hour papers in mathematics and English and a one-hour paper in verbal reasoning.

The mathematics and English papers are written and set by the School specifically for the entrance examination. The mathematics paper is in three sections, starting at quite an elementary level and becoming progressively more complex. The English paper has a comprehension and the opportunity for continuous writing.

Further information and advice for preparation for the entrance examination for both Year 7 and Year 9 entry can be downloaded below, as well as sample 11+ questions.

11+ advice sheet
11+ English Composition (sample)
11+ English Comprehension (sample)
11+ Maths (sample)