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Elizabeth College, Guernsey | Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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The Royal College of Elizabeth, better known as Elizabeth College, is an independent school for boys in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Founded in 1563, it has educated many notable alumni, including an Olympic gold medallist and four Victoria Cross recipients. [1]


In the Junior School, also known as Beechwood Prep, pupils have access to a broad range of subject areas and benefit from an excellent teaching provision, as well as a curriculum that is tailored to meet their individual needs. Subjects taught range from English, maths, science and MFL to ICT, humanities, art and DT. 


Extracurriculars are considered vital to the learning experience, allowing pupils to extensively explore their interests and passions, whether they be coding, chess, fencing, ecology or dance. Ensuring that the educational journey is as pleasant as it gets, Beechwood Prep is actively invested in providing top-quality pastoral care, nurturing pupils as they transition through the school by actively collaborating with their parents. [2]


The school’s ethos is rooted in staff’s efforts to provide a rewarding and stimulating education which produces compassionate and courteous individuals, regardless of their background. Learning at Beechwood Prep is understood as an adventure which should be approached with courage and the determination to grow from every experience, including the challenges that may arise along the way.


Elizabeth College, Guernsey | Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Queen’s Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1PU

Admissions info: or (01481) 722123

School type: Independent, day school for boys

Open day: Throughout the year


Open Events for Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Parents and their children are welcome to visit the school’s campus throughout the year. Junior School tours, which can be booked through the Headteacher’s Secretary, typically consist of meetings with current pupils and teachers, as well as a presentation by the Head, and refreshments. 


Elizabeth College, Guernsey | Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration includes a payment of a £110 non-refundable fee. Once registered, your child will be invited to the school for assessments. 


If offered, a place is accepted with a payment of a deposit, refunded in your child’s last term at the school.


Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Elizabeth College, Guernsey | Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Maths
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


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


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


The Verbal Reasoning exam is designed to test and assess your child’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning test measures the 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 Beechwood Prep 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Beechwood Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 7+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 7+ exam preparation which can help you identify the weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 


Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. 


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 Beechwood Prep 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Elizabeth College, Guernsey | Beechwood Prep 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 Beechwood Prep 7 Plus English assessment. 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


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing


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.




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 Beechwood Prep 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


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning


The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Beechwood Prep 7 Plus exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




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