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7 Plus (7+) Exam – King’s College, Wimbledon – Key Admissions Details 2024


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King’s College School, often referred to as King’s or KCS Wimbledon, is a highly prestigious educational institution located in southwest London. Catering for boys exclusively, it includes a junior department, known as KCJS, which was founded in 1912. Both schools share a truly outstanding selection of facilities, including a state-of-the-art sports centre. [1]


The syllabuses in the junior division are tailored to meet the interests and abilities of all students, regardless of their academic background. Boys are primarily taught by their form teacher, but also have specialist teachers for subjects such as art, music and sport. 


The myriad of co-curricular opportunities allows the cohort to further invest in their development while forging firm friendships in the process. Gardening, debating, swimming, rugby and chess are just some of the most popular extras, which, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensure that boys adopt a goal-oriented mindset and grow in determination. [2]


KCJS nurtures an academically competitive yet diverse and welcoming community, where pupils can genuinely be themselves regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity or disability. To truly uphold this inclusive approach, the school does not tolerate any form of discrimination, demonstrating a firm commitment to the cause through actions, and not just words. 


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Southside, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4TT

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8255 5336

School type: Independent day school for boys

Open days: September

7+ Exam date: October of Year 2

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Open Days


Whole School Open Morning takes place in September, offering a great opportunity for families to visit KCJS, speak with current pupils and staff, meet the Head and ask any questions they may have. The event typically includes a tour of the campus, including classrooms, facilities and other areas of interest, but it may also include presentations or demonstrations by students or staff. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Admissions 


To register your son for the October assessments at KCJS, you should complete the online registration form and pay the £150 fee. Please note that the registration form and fee must be received by the deadline in September of the year preceding entry.


Besides exam performance, KCJS will also ask for a  report obtained from your son’s current Head. Shortlisted candidates in the entrance exam will be asked to come back to the school and take part in activity sessions, which are mainly classroom-based, and attend an interview with a member of senior staff.  


Results are communicated in November. Please note that, if a place is offered, you will be asked to secure it by the deadline in January with a payment of a deposit.


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants.


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


Entrance Exams: The seven plus exam will be held in early October. The examinations are designed to provide an understanding of current levels and to gauge potential. About 300 boys will take this exam.


All candidates sit papers in mathematics, English and Reasoning and there is also a listening test.


⦿ The listening test is 25 minutes long. Candidates are asked to listen to a recording and then follow a set of instructions based on what they have heard. Last year’s listening test comprised some instructional questions about a hippo – eg underline the picture of the hippo with three spots.


⦿ For the Maths paper, there are three sections. Candidates are given 10 minutes for each section. After each 10-minute period, they are directed to the next section. It’s not mandatory to answer every question; KCS assesses the completed work to gauge understanding. The three sections are:


a) Number work: This assesses the candidate’s grasp of numbers, addition and subtraction skills at 7+ level.

b) Mathematical Reasoning: In this section, candidates must articulate their mathematical understanding, often through words and sentences. Spelling errors are not penalised.

c) Investigation/Problem Solving Task: Here, the emphasis is on open-ended tasks. The school is keenly interested in the candidate’s approach, not just the final solution.


⦿ The English paper is 45 minutes and comprises both comprehension and creative writing sections. A previous King’s seven plus English paper asked candidates to write a story based on a picture cue of a girl with a scooter.


⦿ The Reasoning paper asks both Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions. This year children were asked to look at a picture and answer questions about it.


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 7+ practice tests should be on track to pass the KCJS 7+ assessment.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the King’s 7 plus exam.


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!


King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers


If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core Maths and English skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.


Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the King’s College Junior School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.




The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the 7+ King’s College Junior School maths exam. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:


7+ King’s Mathematics – Practice Test 1

7+ King’s Mathematics – Practice Test 2

7+ King’s Mathematics – Practice Test 3

7+ King’s Mathematics – Practice Test 4

For further mathematics (full and skill) practice at the appropriate difficulty level, we would highly recommend the following 7+ packs:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics Pack 4

7+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics




To help your child master Reasoning skills ahead of the King’s College Junior School 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1

7+ Reasoning Pack 2

7+ Reasoning Pack 3

7+ Reasoning Pack 4

7+ Reasoning Pack 5


Reasoning Guides


The following guides cover everything your child needs to know to ace 7+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams. They are packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




King’s College Junior School is keen to find students who can listen to instructions, process information and respond accurately. This pack will help develop these key skills:


7+ Listening Pack 1


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King’s College, Wimbledon, 7 Plus (7+) Bursaries


King’s offers bursaries at all entry points, including 7+. Not every school will offer financial support at such a young age as a child’s potential is still relatively unknown.


Bursaries are means-tested and full details of income and capital resources will be requested. Each application is assessed on its own individual merit. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the governors and managed by the head and bursar.


Bursaries are means-tested each year and may change as a family’s financial situation improves or deteriorates.


A detailed document on King’s College School bursaries can be accessed here.


King’s College, Wimbledon: Destination Schools at 13+


In most cases, boys move on to King’s College Senior School. However, a small minority may transfer to other schools.


Other entry points for King’s College, Wimbledon:


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

Click here to learn about Year 5 entry via the 9 Plus (9+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 6 entry via the 10 Plus (10+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) 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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