11 plus (11+) Exam – University College School (UCS) – What you need to know

University College School (UCS) 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name University College School (UCS)

Description Boys; day school (co-ed sixth form)

Age range 4-18

Size 850 approx (Senior School)

Fees £6,264 per term

Address UCS, Frognal, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XH

Email (general enquiries) seniorschool@ucs.org.uk

Website www.ucs.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0) 207 435 2215

Head Mark Beard

Admissions Tel +44 (0) 207 433 2117 Email ssadmissions@ucs.org.uk




University College School was founded in Gower Street in 1830 as part of University College, London and moved to its current location in Hampstead in 1907.


Teaching and learning at UCS drives pupils to progress to university with the confidence and motivation to stand alone as independent learners, with a firm basis of knowledge, experience and understanding, and a strong sense of values, personal integrity and compassion. Emphasis is placed on identifying, supporting and meeting the needs of individual pupils. The academic provision is complemented by an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, including sport, music, drama, community service, and a wide range of clubs and societies.


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


There are 30 external places available for 11+ entry to UCS (boys coming in will join boys coming from the Junior Branch)


Open Days


There are a number of open evenings that you can attend. A visit should be booked in advance. For dates and booking form, click here.




Register online here.


11 plus Entrance Exams


The 11+ exam for UCS is held in January. Candidates are asked to sit three papers in maths (1hr – calculations and problems), reasoning (30 mins – verbal and non-verbal), and English (1 hr – a passage for comprehension and an essay).


Recommended Materials


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


11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

11+ Spelling Pack 2


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


11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mental Arithmetic


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


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11 + Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3





Boys who perform well in the exams will be called back for interview, where they will meet with the Headmaster and/or a senior member of staff to participate in an academic discussion, and to talk about their learning and their schooling and any other relevant topics.




Bursaries and scholarships are available for 11+ entry to UCS. Further details can be found here.


Other Entry Points: 7+, 13+, 16+

Please note: UCS does do not allow candidates to apply simultaneously at both 11+ and 13+.


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