Eltham College 11 Plus (11+) Exam Entrance Assessment Information

Introduction

 

Eltham College is situated on a 65-acre estate in Mottingham, south east London, where it has been based since the early 20th century. Founded in 1842, Eltham College has recently celebrated its 175th anniversary. The college has acknowledged this milestone by putting in place plans for some significant changes in the near future.

 

At present, Eltham College is an independent day school for boys aged 7 to 18 years, with girls only being accepted into the sixth form (from age 16). However, from September 2020, the college will start to accept girls into Years 3 and 7, with a view to becoming fully co-educational over the following four years.

 

In addition to its plans to become fully co-educational, the college is also investing heavily in facilities. Planned new additions include the Turberville Building, which will house new teaching spaces for mathematics and modern languages and a sixth form centre, a medical pavilion and extensive new sports facilities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Eltham College

 

Address: Eltham College, Grove Park Road, Mottingham, London, SE9 4QF

County: Greater London
Admissions info
: registrar@eltham-college.org.uk or 020 8857 1455

School Type: Boys’ independent day school (fully co-educational from 2020)

Number of Students: 900 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: January of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: School’s own + Online Reasoning Test

 

Eltham College 11 Plus Admissions

 

Eltham College holds several open days and visitor mornings throughout the year. Dates are published on the website when available. Individual tours can also be arranged via the Registrar: registrar@eltham-college.org.uk or 020 8857 1455.

 

The college holds an assessment day in early January of the year of entry. During the assessment day, all candidates will sit entrance papers in English and maths and take a computer-adaptive assessment in verbal and non-verbal reasoning. They will also be interviewed.

 

A written reference will be requested from each applicant’s current school ahead of the assessment day.

 

A significant number of registered candidates are also invited to attend an afternoon of lessons on a separate date (late December / early January), which allows both parties to assess how well-suited the candidate will be to the college’s particular style of education.

 

Offers if places are mailed out to parents in early February and acceptance is required by the beginning of March.

 

A copy of the full Eltham College Admissions Policy can be downloaded from the website.

 

For further information about admissions and the assessment process, please contact the college directly: registrar@eltham-college.org.uk or 020 8857 1455.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Eltham College

 

For your child to be assessed for a Year 7 place at Eltham College, you must complete the online registration form. The online registration process includes payment of a £100 non-refundable application fee.

 

Registration can be completed at any time, but the deadline is in mid-November of the year prior to entry (when your child is in Year 6).

 

To complete your application, you will need to email the Registrar copies of your child’s birth certificate, passport and their last two school reports.

 

All registered applicants will be sent details of the college’s assessment day in due course.

 

Scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available. All candidates taking the entrance exam are automatically considered for an academic scholarship.

 

Eltham College 11 Plus Exam Format

 

All 11+ applicants to Eltham College will sit entrance papers in English and maths.

 

The English paper is 45 minutes long and includes comprehension and analysis questions based on a passage of text, as well as a creative writing task.

 

The maths paper is 45 minutes long and comprises a multiple-choice section, plus some longer problem solving questions that require a full written response.

 

Candidates also take a computer-adaptive assessment in verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

 

How to Prepare for the Eltham College 11 Plus Exam

 

One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice papers. These help students to familiarise themselves with the format and question types they will encounter in the actual test in an efficient and effective manner. They also provide an excellent opportunity for students to practise working under time pressure.

 

Our practice papers, which are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase, offer excellent practice and preparation for the Eltham College entrance exam. They cover all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam and to help build confidence.

 

Our 11+ practice papers are thoroughly researched and up to date. Every year, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are designed to be age appropriate but challenging, to reflect the demands of such an exam.

 

English: standard format comprehension + writing

 

To prepare for the Eltham College 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+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics: multiple-choice format

 

To prepare for the multiple-choice section of the maths paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice resources:

 

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+ Angles & Degrees 

 

11+ BODMAS 

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value 

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Sequences

 

Mathematics: standard format

 

To prepare for the standard format section of the maths paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice resources:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

 

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Online Reasoning Test

 

To prepare for the computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning test, we would highly recommend using the following practice tests:

 

CEM Select Practice Test 1

 

CEM Select Practice Test 2

 

CEM Select Practice Test 3

 

CEM Select Practice Test 4

 

CEM Select Practice Test 5

 

 

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