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11 plus (11+) Exam – James Allen’s Girls’ School – What you need to know


James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS)

Description girls; day

Age range 4-18

Size 1080 approx

Fees £5,775 per term

Address James Allen’s Girls’ School, East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE

Email (general enquiries): [email protected]

Website www.jags.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0) 208 693 1181

Head Sally-Anne Huang

Admissions email [email protected]




JAGS is the oldest independent girls’ school in Greater London, striving for academic excellence, diversity, humanity and integrity.


Sport is played to a high level and the arts ‘are woven into the fabric of JAGS’, with girls regularly performing in competitions and concerts both in London and throughout Europe. A wide extra-curricular programme is designed to give girls the opportunity to develop new skills, gain experience of leadership, help and support one another, and have fun.


Of particular interest is the school’s speaker programme, which welcomes an impressive range of speakers who contribute much to the school’s learning. Specialists from a range of fields, including academic and professional backgrounds, spend time sharing their knowledge with girls across all year groups.


Admissions Process for James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry


Open Days


Full details on open days and taster days can be found on the school’s website here.


There is no need to book in advance.




11+ candidates may be registered from the start of the summer term when they are in Year 5 through to 31 October when they are in Year 6.


Online registration – click here for UK-based registrations and here if you are based overseas.


Entrance Exams


The 11+ process begins with candidates being invited to a pre-selection assessment morning in the autumn term.  The aim is to seek a clearer view of a candidate’s potential, both on a one-on-one basis and in a group setting, whilst providing girls with a taster day at JAGS and an opportunity to meet fellow applicants.


Girls are divided into small groups to solve puzzles; given a taster lesson; and asked to complete an online test to measure verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning skills (age-standardised).


Those who perform well at the pre-assessment selection will be called back to sit papers in maths (45mins) and English (1hr). Both papers are based on the assumption that candidates have reached at least Level 5 of the National Curriculum in these subjects.


The maths syllabus can be downloaded here.


Recommended Materials


For the pretests:


The following practice tests can be taken online. They are not exactly the same as the James Allen’s online test but they provide students with good practice in taking online practice tests under timed pressure:


Pretest Practice Test 1

Pretest Practice Test 2

Pretest Practice Test 3

Pretest Practice Test 4

CAT Practice Test 1

CAT Practice Test 2


The JAGS pre-test is created by a company called CEM. We have a number of CEM practice resources available. Feedback from those who have taken the JAGS pretest in previous years suggests that the question types in these CEM practice papers have provided good preparation:


11+ Cloze CEM

11+ Comprehension CEM Pack 1 (Fiction)

11+ Comprehension CEM Pack 2 (Non- Fiction)

11+ Verbal Reasoning CEM

11+ Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 2

11+ Multiple-Choice Reasoning CEM

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning CEM

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning CEM


For further Reasoning practice:


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11 + Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


For the written exam:


English practice papers, ideal for James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ Writing Prompts

11+ Spelling Pack 1

11+ Spelling Pack 2


Maths practice papers, ideal for James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mental Arithmetic




Bursaries and scholarships are available for entry at 11+ to James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) and further information can be found here.


Other Entry Points: 4+, 7+ and, 16+. Occasional vacancies are sometimes available in other years.

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