Established in 1970, Ernest Bevin College is a secondary college for boys with a co-educational sixth form. Located in Tooting, London, the college educates around 1,173 students. Ernest Bevin is a Specialist College for Sport with a specialism in Maths and Computing. The college has also been awarded STEM assured status for its teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. The college is known for its focus on sport and competes at local and national level in various sporting disciplines. Ernest Bevin prides itself on its multi-cultural environment and dedicated teaching staff.
For an insight into what it’s like to study at Ernest Bevin College, take a look at this short video:
Registration Closing Date: September (year before entry)
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
Results Date: October
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: June, July
Admissions Info: [email protected], 020 8871 7316
The college encourages students and parents to visit before registering for a Year 7 place. Open days take place throughout the summer and autumn terms where attendees will have the chance to tour the school and meet staff members. Private visits to the college can also be arranged by contacting the school on 020 8672 8582 or by emailing [email protected].
Students applying to Ernest Bevin College through its selective stream need to take the Wandsworth Test before completing the Common Application Form. The CAF can be completed online, here. Late applications will be accepted but will only be considered after the initial offer date.
For more information on choosing a secondary school in Wandsworth, the local authority has a very useful booklet full of information about the admissions process for each school.
Each year, Ernest Bevin admits 180 boys into Year 7. Sixty of those places are allocated to students who achieve the highest scores in the Wandsworth Test.
In cases where there are more applicants than available places under the selective stream, the college uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
For more information on the college’s full oversubscription criteria, please see the school’s admissions policy.
Ernest Bevin College uses the Wandsworth Year 6 Test as part of its selective admissions process. The test is designed to provide the school with an indication of each student’s academic ability. Selective places are then awarded to students with the highest scores.
The Wandsworth test is prepared by the exam board GL Assessment and includes a non-verbal reasoning test (55 minutes long), and a verbal reasoning test (50 minutes long).
Students will have the chance to take a short practice session before the exam begins. There will also be a break between the two tests. Both papers are presented on a pre-printed answer sheet, in multiple-choice format. Papers are marked electronically and are age-standardised.
More information on the Wandsworth Year 6 Test is provided on the local authority website.
Test results are emailed to parents in October and offers are sent out in March. After accepting a place at the college, students and parents are invited to attend a non-academic interview. After the interview, students can ask any questions they have about the college, order their uniform, and meet their form tutor and class mates.
When used alongside a planned study schedule, practice papers can go a long way to increasing a student’s exam confidence. At Exam Papers Plus, we publish resources for competitive entry exams like the Ernest Bevin College Wandsworth Test.
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We’ve listed our most relevant resources for the Ernest Bevin College Year 6 Test below. These practice tests should give students the confidence boost they need ahead of test day. Each test includes full answers and should be taken under exam conditions.
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The information provided about the Wandsworth Year 6 Test 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. Contact details are provided within the post.
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