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.



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 Information


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)


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

Admissions Telephone +44 (0)20 8255 5336


King’s College Lower School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


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.




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.


King’s College Lower School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


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.


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


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.


King’s College Lower School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers




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




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




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




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


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Statistics


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




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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King’s College Lower School 11 Plus (11+) 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.



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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