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

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Introduction

 

Hereford Cathedral School is an independent co-ed day and boarding school, located next to the Hereford Cathedral in Hereford. One of the oldest schools in England, it has educated an impressive number of notable personalities. [1]

 

In the Junior division, the syllabus reflects the school’s aims to provide a relevant education, boosting pupils’ core skills in parallel with their non-academic abilities. English, mathematics, science, French and humanities are only a few of the curriculum’s features, supported by vigorous, stimulating and interactive teaching that maximises intellectual agility. 

 

The extracurricular provision further assists children’s development, equipping them with a plethora of qualifications as they progress through the school. Ranging from public speaking, Harry Potter and photography to music theory, crafts and rounders, the activities programme is an invaluable, all-round addition to the curriculum that helps children discover their passions. [2]

 

Characterised by flexibility in the educational approach, Hereford Cathedral aims to instil in pupils fundamental moral values through a balanced and integrated pastoral care structure. In return, pupils progress into adulthood as articulate, considerate and confident individuals, thriving in various domains of contemporary life. 

 

Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: 28 Castle Street, The Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NW

County: Herefordshire

Admissions info: enquiry@herefordcs.com or 01432 363511

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school 

Open days: Each term

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day

 

Open Events for Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

Open Mornings are the perfect opportunity to learn more about the school and its philosophy. These events usually include guided tours of facilities and meetings with key staff members and the Head. Parents who prefer a more personalised visit can always schedule an individual tour through the Admissions Office. 

 

Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

If the visit indicates that the school is a good fit, you should proceed to schedule a Taster session for your child. There will be two consecutive taster days, during which your child will be buddied up with pupils their age and sit (informal) assessments. Please note that, subject to their results, they may be invited back to the school to sit further, formal examinations. 

 

In the following stage, you should complete a registration form and submit it together with a payment of a £75 fee. If your child is selected for entry, you will receive an acceptance form which should be submitted with a payment of a £150 fee. 

 

Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants. 

 

Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics

 

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

 

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

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

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

 

Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Hereford Cathedral School 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 

 

The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.

 

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 hundreds 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 Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral School 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

 

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 Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Hereford Cathedral School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Hereford Cathedral 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.

 

Other entry points for Hereford Cathedral School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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