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Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) is a co-educational independent day and boarding school which occupies two sites in Dorset. The Prep School is located in Poole. [1]


In BCS Prep, the teaching for the core academic subjects English, mathematics, science and humanities is enhanced with lessons for a number of additional disciplines, such as ICT, MFL, music, performing arts and DT.


Sporting opportunities allow children to grow in appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the advantages of teamwork. Pupils benefit from a number of facilities, including a 20-metre swimming pool, a large sports field, a sports hall, tennis courts and netball pitches.


The recent ISI inspection for the Prep School concluded that the educational and pastoral care provision there is superb, rating the school as ‘excellent’ across all assessed areas. According to the report, pupils actively engage in lessons and approach learning with enthusiasm, making consistent efforts to suit the high expectations set by staff. [2]


BCS’ educational philosophy incorporates the 4 Cs: Curiosity, Creativity, Commitment and Community – values that complement the cultural diversity and the spirit of inclusiveness pervading the school’s community. Celebrating differences and innovation, BCS inspires an exploration of ideas, encouraging pupils to be inquisitive while striving for success. 


Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 40 St. Osmund’s Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9JY

County: Dorset

Admissions info: or +44 (0)1202 714110

School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school

Open days: November, March, May

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school welcomes prospective families on campus during Open Mornings, taking place in November, March and May. These typically consist of tours and meetings with staff and current pupils. Personal visits can also be booked. More details are available here


Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Step two of the admissions process includes registration. Forms can be accessed through this page and should be submitted together with a £100 non-refundable fee. Early registration is strongly encouraged by the school.


In the following period, staff will reach out to schedule a Taster Day, during which your child’s skills in two areas of the curriculum will be assessed. Subject to their successful performance, you may receive an Offer Pack, including an offer letter, an acceptance form, acceptance information and joining forms. Please note that, in order to secure your child’s place, you will be asked to pay a deposit.


Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Maths


The English exam examines comprehension skills and, very likely, the fluency of your child’s reading and their oral skills.


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


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Bournemouth Collegiate School 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


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 Bournemouth Collegiate School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Bournemouth Collegiate 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.




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


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension




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 Bournemouth Collegiate 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




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Bournemouth Collegiate 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 Bournemouth Collegiate School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Bournemouth Collegiate 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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