The Perse School 11 plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

‘Put bright children together and they spark off one another, spur each other on, and form a positive peer group culture in which learning is celebrated. In turn, such a concentration of talented young minds creates a wonderfully vibrant school environment…’

 

And so The Perse School proudly describes its ethos on its website. Boys and girls are educated together to an exceptional standard. High quality pastoral care is a highlight, creating confident, happy and successful children.

 

The Perse School 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry

 

Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam 

School Name The Perse School, Cambridge

Description Co-ed

Age range 3-18

Size 1,564 approx

Fees £5,555 per term

Address The Perse Upper, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8QF

Email (general enquiries) office@perse.co.uk

Website www.perse.co.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0) 1223 403 800

Admissions Tel +44 (0) 1223

 

Admissions Process for The Perse School Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry

 

There are 70 external places available for 11+ entry at The Perse. In particular at this age, they draw from a very wide range of maintained sector primary schools.

 

Open Days

 

11+ open mornings are held twice a year. For details of the next event and to book, click here.

 

Registration

 

Registration is online and the deadline falls in December. Check out the website here for dates and a link to the form.

 

Entrance Exams

 

Applicants to The Perse School for 11+ are assessed in the academic year prior to entry. The written entrance tests are stretching and will go beyond the primary school curriculum for Year 7 entry. The entrance test consists of papers in maths, English and verbal reasoning. All candidates will also have a short interview/chat with a Perse teacher along with a short humanities video/questions exercise. There are a number of sample papers available on the school’s website.

 

Recommended Materials

 

English

 

English practice papers, ideal for The Perse 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

 

Mathematics

 

Maths practice papers, ideal The Perse 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

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Practice Tests

 

Reasoning practice papers, ideal for The Perse 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 Perse’s 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 Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

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 Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

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Interviews: Interviews are conducted on the same day as the written assessments.

 

Bursaries: Bursaries and scholarships are available for 11+ entry to The Perse. Further details can be accessed here. Scholarships are not means-tested, but are limited in financial value and generally worth around 5% of the annual school fees.

 

Other Entry Points: 7+, 13+ and 16+

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in The Perse School 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about The Perse 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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