To enter at this stage your son must be 10 years old by 1 September of the year of entry.
The entrance test consists of three papers:
The test follows National Curriculum guidelines and consists of two parts:
- Comprehension (approximately 30 minutes).
- Writing – A choice of subjects to allow free English expression (30 minutes).
The exam lasts 45 minutes and consists of two parts:
Short questions requiring only mental working to test a basic understanding of topics in the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2.
Longer questions which will test a more general understanding of mathematical problems. In this section, method is essential. The exam will be based on topics in the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2.
Please note: We do not supply past or practice papers but relevant revision material can be readily found online and in print.
The boys sit a non-verbal reasoning paper that lasts 30 minutes. A clear explanation of how to approach the test is given prior to the actual paper, including a practice test.