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St. Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam 2022, Year 7 Entry – Key Details

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Introduction

 

St Paul’s Juniors is an independent school for boys in Barnes, London. It was established in 1881 and named Colet House in the honour of its founder John Colet, an English scholar and Renaissance humanist. Its extensive campus has a Grade II listed building at the heart yet features an impressive number of modern facilities, including a sports centre and a swimming pool. [1]

 

Pupils are taught a stimulating curriculum which comprises a plethora of disciplines, ranging from mathematics, computing and art to science, philosophy and French. The educational provision is both inspiring and challenging, enabling the school to not only maximise children’s academic abilities and learning capacity, but also help them develop an in-depth understanding of the world and its complexities.

 

The overall offering at St Paul’s goes way beyond national guidelines, and this is reflected in the activities programme, as well. The majority of clubs and societies aim to boost students’ abilities in parallel with their individual interests, engaging them in everything from chess and coding to debating and engineering. St Paul’s is also a designated Forest School, which gives the outdoor education programme a holistic dimension and ensures that children develop soft and practical skills through activities such as fire lighting, outdoor cooking, shelter building and outdoor art.  [2] [3]

 

St Paul’s places tolerance and kindness at the centre of its ethos and a dynamic and stimulating curriculum at the heart of its educational philosophy. Leavers regularly access prestigious universities and thrive, making the most out of the qualifications they’ve acquired at one of London’s most beloved private schools.

 

St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JT

County: Greater London

Admissions info: 11plusentry@stpaulsschool.org.uk or 020 8748 3461

School type: Boys’ independent day school

Number of students: 510 (approx.)

Open Day date: In the Autumn term

SPJ 11+ Exam date (Stage 1): 5 December 2022

SPJ 11+ Exam date (Stage 2): 10 January 2023

Pass mark (Stage 1): Aim for 90%+ in our practice tests.

Pass mark (Stage 2): Aim for 85%+ in our practice tests.

 

Open Events for St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Morning will provide you and your child with the opportunity to explore the campus and meet key members of staff, as well as current pupils. Through a range of exciting activities, the event will help familiarise your child with the school’s atmosphere and some of the current pupils. Please click here for more details. 

 

St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To register your child for a place in Year 7 and the entrance examinations, you should complete and submit this registration form. The registration deadline is in early November of the year preceding entry. 

 

As part of the Stage 1 examination process, your child will be asked to take an online test (in early December). If he performs well, he will be invited to attend Stage 2 examinations (in January) consisting of written papers. Interviews will take place later the same month.

 

In case your son is offered a place, you will be asked to confirm it by the acceptance deadline in early March.

 

St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

A number of Music Scholarships and Exhibitions are offered at 11+. The Scholarship award is worth £60 per annum, plus free tuition on two instruments. Exhibitions cover costs for tuition on one instrument only.

 

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of a means-testing, requiring full details of income and capital resources. The school assesses the merits of each individual application in November of the year before entry and offers financial support as appropriate. 

 

Bursaries are reviewed each year and may vary in value, depending on changes in your financial situation. Please note that applications for these awards will be processed only if your son is invited to take the Stage 2 exam in January.

 

St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The St Paul’s Juniors Stage 1 11+ exam consists of the following test:

 

  • ISEB Common Pretest

 

The online ISEB Pretest examines your child’s ability in skills such as numeracy, problem solving and vocabulary, with emphasis on how they think and respond to the curriculum. The test consists of modules testing Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 


 

The St Paul’s Juniors Stage 2 11+ exam consists of the following tests:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics

 

The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Paul’s Juniors 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the St Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the St Paul’s Juniors exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.

 

Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. 

 

St. Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Pupils who are able to score 90%+ consistently in our Stage 1 Practice Tests should be on track to make it through to Stage 2.

 

Pupils who are able to score 85%+ consistently in our Stage 2 Practice Tests should be on track to pass the St. Paul’s Juniors 11+ exam.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the SPJ 11 Plus examinations.

 

Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!

 

St. Paul’s Juniors 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Stage 1 Exam

ISEB Pretest

 

The pretest is a multiple-choice test that assesses four subjects: Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. To successfully prepare for the pretest, we recommend the following resources:

 

Practice Tests

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 1

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 2

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 3

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 4

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 5

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 6

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 7

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 8

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 9

 

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 10

 

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Video Courses

 

ISEB Pretest English Course

 

ISEB Pretest Maths Course

 

ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

 

ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning Course

 

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Skill Practice

 

ISEB Pretest English – Comprehension

 

ISEB Pretest English – Sentence Completion

 

ISEB Pretest English – Spelling & Punctuation

 

ISEB Pretest Mathematics

 

ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning

 

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ISEB Pretest-Style Material

 

Our multiple-choice material provides ideal preparation for the ISEB Common Pretest. Click here to view our recommendations to drill down on the specific topics that are tested in the ISEB Common Pretest.

 

ISEB Pretest Workbooks

 

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Stage 2 Exam


NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.


English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Paul’s Junior School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your son’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 1

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 2

 

11+ Poetry Comprehension

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

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Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your son’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Paul’s Junior School 11+ maths test:

 

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 Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Money

 

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+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

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Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St. Paul’s Junior School 11+ past papers. The information provided about St. Paul’s Junior 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.

 

Other entry points for St. Paul’s Junior School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 12 entry via the 16 Plus (16+) Exam

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