Elizabeth College, Guernsey 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

Introduction

 

The Royal College of Elizabeth, better known as Elizabeth College, is an independent day school in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Founded in 1563 by royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I, it is one of the oldest public schools in the British Isles and the oldest in the Channel Islands.

 

The Year 7 curriculum covers English, mathematics, sciences, religious studies, art & design, business studies, classics, computer science, drama, geography, history, Latin, MFL, music and physical education.

 

Extracurricular activities range from Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess and Climbing, to Combined Cadet Force, Cricket, Debating, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and Life Saving.

 

Through the provision of a strong and broad education, the school aims to ensure that pupils achieve the best results possible whilst developing a genuine love of learning. Focused on the individual, Elizabeth College nurtures students’ unique talents on the road to becoming confident, effective communicators, fully prepared for the adventures life has to offer.

 

Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: The Grange St Peter Port Guernsey Channel Islands GY1 2PY

Admissions info: sbeaton@elizabethcollege.gg or (01481) 726544

School Type: Independent day school for boys (co-educational from 2021)

Open day: October

11+ Exam Date: November of Year 6

11+ Exam Type / Board: CAT4

 

Open Events for Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

The Elizabeth College Open Day includes talks from the Principal, pupil-led tours of the school, activities, demonstrations throughout the campus, meetings with staff members and refreshments. You don’t have to pre-register for this event. For more details, please visit the school’s website.

 

Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

If you wish to register your child for Year 7 entry, you should complete the Registration Form and return it to the school together with a non-refundable fee of £110. A current-school report will also be requested.

 

Offers of places are subject to successful performance in the entrance assessment, held in November. The assessment consists of online tests that assess your child’s reasoning abilities. 

 

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available to pupils entering Year 7.

 

Gibson Fleming Bursaries are means-tested awards which provide financial support for pupils who wish to take part in ‘additional’ school activities which might otherwise be unaffordable. 

 

Gibson Fleming Music Scholarships are awarded (based on auditions held in January) to talented and accomplished musicians and singers. They carry a value of £100 per annum.

 

OEA Awards cover a percentage of the cost of adventurous training or courses of a one-off nature.

 

The Ernest Gardner Fund provides hardship bursaries in certain cases.

 

Gibson Fleming Bursaries and Scholarships are granted to encourage pupils to embrace a wide range of interests and activities. For more details, please visit the school’s website.  

 

Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Elizabeth College 11+ entrance examination consists of:

 

  • Cognitive Abilities Test

 

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) measures developed abilities via modules testing Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Elizabeth College 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

One of the best ways to prepare your child for the Elizabeth College 11+ entrance exam is to make use of our up to date practice tests. By becoming familiar with the exam format and doing the tests under timed conditions, your child will significantly improve their skills ahead of the actual exam. 

 

With the help of our practice tests, you will be able to calm any potential nerves and stress from the preparation process through a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’, and thus transform the entire preparation process into a more pleasant experience.

 

Such a methodical and structured approach towards preparation includes making a habit of responding to questions quickly and effectively, under time pressure.

 

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

 

Elizabeth College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for the Elizabeth College 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

 

The following online practice tests and courses are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Elizabeth College Cognitive Abilities Test. They will familiarise your child with the various modules and Reasoning question types that will come up in the actual exam:

 

CAT Practice Test 1

 

CAT Practice Test 2

 

CAT Practice Test 3

 

CAT Practice Test 4

 

 

CAT Quantitative Reasoning Course

 

CAT Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

 

CAT Spatial Reasoning Course

 

CAT Verbal Reasoning Course

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Elizabeth College 11+ past papers. The information provided about Elizabeth College 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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