King’s College Lower School 11 plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to King’s has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.

Introduction

 

King’s College School is an independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. Founded in 1829 by royal charter, it is a school of over 1,300 pupils.

 

Children entering at 11+ (Year 7) will join the Lower School, which is part of the Senior School.

 

Years 7 and 8 are very much a part of the Senior School and make use of all the school’s outstanding facilities for sport, drama, music, science and activities. As boys move through the school, they will be the beneficiaries of the new music school, an additional sports hall, and a new swimming pool. Having been taught by senior school staff since their arrival at 11, boys in year 8 do not sit a transition exam to move up into Year 9 (13+), where they are joined by both prep school and King’s College Junior School boys.

 

King’s College Lower School 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry

 

Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name: King’s College

Description: Boys; day school

Age range: 11-18 (of which Years 7 and 8 are known as the Lower School)

Fees: £5,530 – £6,125 per term

Address Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT

Email (general enquiries)hmjssec@kcs.org.uk

Website www.kcs.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0)20 8255 5300

Admissions Telephone +44 (0)20 8255 5336

 

Admissions Process for King’s College Lower School Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry

 

Boys will sit entrance tests in English, maths and verbal reasoning in the January of the year of entry. Candidates who perform sufficiently well will then be invited to interviews shortly afterwards. Following the interviews some candidates will be offered places for entry in September.

 

Open Days

 

A series of open events take place in June, September and October. Please click here for key dates.

 

Registration

 

Boys will need to be registered for the entrance examinations by November, (see the school’s website for the deadline) when they are in Year 6 at their current school. It is not necessary to register a long time in advance but do be aware of the deadline. Registration is online.

 

Entrance Exams

 

English comprises:

 

  • Comprehension paper – 35 minutes
  • Grammar paper – 10 minutes
  • Essay paper – 30 minutes, choice of 4 questions

 

Maths comprises:

 

  • Section A & B, total 50 minutes

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Sample papers maths and English papers can be accessed on the school site. There are no King’s sample verbal reasoning papers available, see below for some suggestions on how to prepare for this.

 

10+ Deferred Entry

 

There are approximately four places available for 10+ deferred entry to Year 7 for boys of exceptional ability, currently at primary schools, although the number of places offered will depend on the calibre of candidates.

 

The assessment for 10+ deferred entry is through written tests in English, maths and reasoning and are taken in January of Year 5.

 

Take a look at this article which has more information about the 10+ entry route.

 

Recommended Materials

 

English

 

English practice papers, ideal for KCS eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mark Schemes

 

King’s College School 11+ English 2015 Sample Paper

 

King’s College School 11+ English 2019 Sample Paper

 

Mathematics

 

Maths practice papers, ideal for KCS eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

Mark Schemes

 

King’s College School 11+ Mathematics 2013 Sample Paper

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Practice Tests

 

Reasoning practice papers, ideal for KCS eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the KCS 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

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Interviews

 

Following the tests, boys who have shown promise and potential will be invited back for interviews at the end of January.

 

Bursaries

 

Assistance of up to 100% of tuition fees is available, depending on the relevant circumstances of applicants. Further information on bursaries (assistance with fees) is available here or by contacting either the admissions office (020 8255 5320) or the accounts office (020 8255 5435) for further information. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

Other Entry Points: 7+ , 8+, 9+, 10+ and 13+

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in King’s College Lower School 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about King’s College Lower School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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