Year 7

Boys applying to enter Year 7 will sit 11+ and 13+ exams in January. The examinations will take place remotely inline with current government advice.

There are two exams: Mathematics and English. The English papers are supplied by GL Assessment and are standardized papers for each age group. The Mathematics paper is our own internal paper. Extra time is available for all eligible candidates, full reports must be supplied upon application.

English (1 hour)

Progress Test in English assesses key aspects of English knowledge appropriate to the age of the pupils. The test includes phonic knowledge and skills, spelling, punctuation and grammar, and reading comprehension. The paper includes the following:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Two comprehension exercises.

The test will be a mixture of written and multiple choice answers in a pre-printed booklet. It is a standardized test against a nationwide sample of pupils in the appropriate age band, the results will be a standardized age score based on the age of the candidate. There is no extended writing section.

Mathematics (1 Hour)

The Mathematics exam consists of standard maths problems familiar to the respective age groups. The 11+ paper assumes a knowledge of times-tables, four orders of calculation (adding, subtraction, multiplication and division), factors, multiples and primes, simple fractions, basic decimals, percentages, metric system, perimeter, area and volume, 12 and 24 hour clock, graphs, symmetry, number patterns, angles and two-dimensional regular shapes, coordinates and some simple problems. The 12+ and 13+ papers will introduce additional topics such as simple algebra, fraction problems and some basic geometry. This is a one hour non calculator paper.