School entrance examinations for state, independent and grammar schools vary and many schools offer entrance at multiple points in your child's education. The most common entrance exam is the 11+, the transition between primary and secondary education. Some schools ask for English & Maths papers to be completed. Others ask for Verbal and Non-Verbal. There are schools that have a mixture of these and also request an interview, sometimes with questions relating to the curriculum such as mental maths or spelling.
Our resources below are papers we use with our school examination preparation students, in a range of year groups, to help them with aspects of question type, timing and to give them a basic understanding of what to expect when they sit a school entrance exam.
For the purposes of Year 7 Entry procedures, the following London schools have formed a consortium and certain schools have been grouped together - Group 1 and Group 2. Schools have set the same common entrance exam papers resulting in a similar academic standard.
The groups are as follows:
Group 1: Francis Holland (Regents Park & Sloane Square), Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Queen's College, St. Albans High School, St. Helen's School and St. Hampstead High School.
Group 2: Channing School, City of London School for Girls, More House, Northwood College for Girls, Queen's Gate School, St. James Senior Girls' School & The Godolphin and Latymer School.
Schools not in a group: Haberdashers Aske's Girls School, North London Collegiate School & St. Paul's Girls' School.
Our 2015 11+ and school entrance examination students gained places to grammar schools such as: Wimbledon School for Girls, Emanuel School, The Godolphin and Latymer School, Streatham and Clapham, More House, Francis Holland and Wallington.