Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) is an independent school for girls located in Bedfordshire. It was established in 2010 as a result of a merger between two schools: Bedford High School and Dame Alice Harpur School. [1]

 

The Junior School curriculum covers six broad areas: language (English and MFL), mathematics, science, personal, social & physical education, humanities and arts.

 

Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities are on offer, including a swimming pool, a gymnasium, an all-weather sports pitch, a boathouse and tennis courts, allowing a number of co-curricular activities to take place. Through these, girls develop leadership and time-management skills and have their self-esteem and all-round potential maximised. 

 

At BGS, failure is understood as yet another step towards success, while imagination and self-reflection are perceived as vital parts of any achievement. Girls benefit from a holistic education and an ethos that’s centred on academic excellence, which typically produces free-thinking, open-minded and confident lifelong learners, who approach adulthood with a strong sense of awareness about global issues.

 

Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Cardington Road, Bedford, MK42 0BX

County: Bedfordshire

Admissions info: admissions@bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk or +44 (0)1234 361918

School type: Independent day school for girls

7+ Exam date: January

 

Open Events for Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

Visits to the school can be booked using an online form. During these visits, prospective families will have the chance to familiarise themselves with staff members and current pupils, ask questions of interest and tour the campus and its facilities. 

 

Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

In order to register your daughter for the 7+ assessments, you should complete the form (accessed through this page) and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £100. The deadline is in December of the year preceding entry.

 

The 7+ admissions process also considers school reports and/or references from your child’s current Headteacher.

 

Offers of places are sent out by email in February. To accept a place, you will be asked to complete and submit an Acceptance Form by the deadline in March.

 

Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants.

 

Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Maths

 

The English exam examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and her oral skills.

 

The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including her knowledge of times tables.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 

 

One of the best ways to prepare for a competitive entrance exam is to use our practice tests. Getting to know the types of questions and the format of the actual exam will help boost your child’s confidence.

 

Aside from becoming familiarised with the exam format, our practice tests will ensure that your child responds to the questions in an efficient and effective manner. 

 

They also provide an excellent opportunity for your child to practise working under time pressure. Whilst doing the tests under timed conditions, children can get used to answering questions quickly, with a close attention to detail.

 

The majority of our 7+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with all purchases. It’s like having a word-class tutor explain each question to your child at no extra cost!

  

Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Bedford Girls’ School 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 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.

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills and writing skills.

 

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: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

 

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

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

 

Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus maths test:

 

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

 

7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Bedford Girls’ School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Bedford Girls’ 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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