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

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Introduction

 

Cokethorpe School is an independent school in West Oxfordshire, located around 2.5 miles south of Witney. Occupying a 150 acre site, the school is noted for its outstanding sporting tradition, with students playing national age group rugby and women’s hockey. [1]

 

The stimulating, positive and purposeful environment is supported by a rich curriculum, covering the subject areas of English, maths, science, humanities and French, among others.

 

Beyond the classroom, pupils regularly engage in exciting co-curricular activities such as horse riding, sailing, drama, cooking, street dance, poetry, jewelry making and judo.

 

The close and effective relationships between parents and staff are the foundation of the outstanding pastoral care on offer, which enables pupils to mature into well-rounded and considerate individuals.

 

The recent Regulatory Compliance Inspection report of the school established that all the national standards for independent schools are met and that the school fully complies with the relevant legal requirements. [2]

 

Cokethorpe School encourages pupils to maximise their unique, individual qualities and achieve excellent academic outcomes while supporting each other along the way. Challenged in order to grow, pupils develop strong leadership skills and leave school grounded in empathy, courage and integrity.

 

Cokethorpe School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Witney, Oxon OX29 7PU

County: West Oxfordshire

Admissions info: admissions@cokethorpe.org or 01993 892333

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open days: March

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2

 

Open Events for Cokethorpe School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

The school holds Open Events and is also open to arranging personal tours. Visiting families will benefit from a pleasant day on campus, filled with interesting activities and demonstrations. More details are available here.

 

Cokethorpe School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

Registration is the first step of the admissions process and it includes paying a £100 fee. Online forms can be found here

 

Places are offered following successful performance in entrance examinations, taking place during Assessment Day (in January). Practical assessments and an interview will also take place.

 

You will be notified of your child’s outcome later the same month. Acceptance of an offer includes a payment of a deposit.

 

Cokethorpe School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.

 

Cokethorpe School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The Cokethorpe 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 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 Cokethorpe School 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

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

 

One of the best ways to prepare your child for a competitive 7+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.

 

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 Cokethorpe School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Cokethorpe 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 Cokethorpe School 7 Plus English exam. They will help improve your child’s comprehension 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

 

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 Cokethorpe 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 Cokethorpe 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 Cokethorpe School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Cokethorpe 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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