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BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

BKHS is a co-educational day school in Coventry. Catering for pupils from the ages 3 to 18, it was established following the merger of two independent schools: Bablake and King Henry VIII School. [1]

 

BKHS is academically selective and aims to ensure that teaching is of exceptional quality, for both core and specialist subject areas. The schools maintain a strong sporting heritage, thus sporting activities, such as swimming, yoga, wall climbing and rugby, play a major role in pupils’ all-round development. 

 

A number of enrichment activities, including drama, orchestra and the DofE Award add up to the vibrant quality of the educational journey. Throughout the year, the school becomes a place where pupils’ masterclasses, outreach projects and performances take the spotlight and prepare them for their future academic or non-academic endeavours. [2]

 

Pastorally, every member of the school’s friendly community is seen as a unique individual, with strengths and weaknesses that form their distinctive character. Consequently, the pastoral care system extensively addresses their concerns through a personalised approach, allowing them to boost leadership skills, grow in confidence and flourish in later stages of their lives. 

 

BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Coundon Road, Coventry, CV1 4AU

County: West Midlands

Admissions info: admissions@bkhs.org.uk or 024 7627 1248

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open day: September and June

11+ Exam date: October

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Events offer families the fantastic opportunity to visit the school and meet key members of staff. Guided tours will take place following an introductory speech by the Head, allowing you and your child to explore facilities and meet current pupils. To book a visit on a normal working day, please reach out to the Admissions Team. 

 

BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

The first step of the admissions process includes registration. The registration fee of £50 is non-refundable. In the following stage of the procedure, your child will be formally assessed (in October of the year preceding entry).

 

Please note that a deposit of £300 is payable on acceptance of a place, refunded during your child’s last term at the school.

 

BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

The school offers a number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships to 11+ applicants. Academic awards are offered on the basis of performance in the entrance exam and interviews, while Music Scholarships are offered to students who have passed the exams and have successfully performed in an audition (held in January). More details are available here.

 

All scholarships can be coupled with a bursary. Bursaries are means-tested awards offered to families in need of financial support. They typically range from 10–90% of the school fees and take into consideration the applicant’s performance in the entrance exams. 

 

To be considered for a bursary, you should tick the appropriate box on the application form. Afterwards, the school will send you a Bursary Form, which should be completed and submitted by the deadline in mid-October of the year preceding entry.

 

BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The BKHS 11+ exam consists of the following papers:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

 

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 your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess their logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary. 

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures your child’s ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the BKHS 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the BKHS 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. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the BKHS 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


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

 

To prepare for the BKHS 11+ English paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension and writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:

 

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

 

11+ English Bundle

 

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.

 

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 BKHS 11+ maths paper:

 

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

 

11+ Mathematics Bundle

 

Reasoning

 

To prepare for the BKHS 11+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers:

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning: Masterclasses

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Bundle

 

Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice

 

11+ Anagrams

 

11+ Analogies

 

11+ Codes

 

11+ Compound Words

 

11+ Embedded Words

 

11+ Form a Word

 

11+ Insert a Letter

 

11+ Letter Analogies

 

11+ Letter Calculations

 

11+ Letter Codes

 

11+ Letter Sequences

 

11+ Move a Letter

 

11+ Number Analogies

 

11+ Number Calculations

 

11+ Number Sequences

 

11+ Rhyming Synonyms

 

11+ Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Synonyms

 

11+ Word Completion

 

11+ Word Match

 

11+ Word Opposites

 

11+ Word Pairs

 

11+ Word Puzzles

 

11+ Word Relationships

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Bundle

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) 11+ past papers. The information provided about Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) 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 Bablake and King Henry VIII 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

 

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