King’s College Lower School 11 plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details
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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): firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
- Comprehension paper – 35 minutes
- Grammar paper – 10 minutes
- Essay paper – 30 minutes, choice of 4 questions
- Section A & B, total 50 minutes
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:
Maths practice papers, ideal for KCS eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:
Full Practice Tests
Skill Specific Practice
Reasoning practice papers, ideal for KCS eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:
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:
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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.