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Homewood School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

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Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre is a co-educational academy in Tenterden, Kent. The school educates over 2,500 students and has over 250 staff members. The school provides flexible learning opportunities and operates within the Kent selective system. Homewood is also a Specialist Arts College. The school aims to provide its students with a vibrant, world-class learning experience in partnership with the wider community.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Homewood School

 

Address: Homewood School, Ashford Road, Tenterden, TN30 6LT

County: Kent

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01580 766267

School Type: Mixed academy

Number of pupils: 2500 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 390 (day places only)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test

 

Homewood School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 entry to Homewood School is coordinated in conjunction with Kent County Council. In cases where the number of applications exceed available places, the following criteria is used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked After or Previously Looked After children
  • Students who demonstrate high aptitude in the Kent Test (20% of intake, 78 students in total)
  • Students who already have a sibling at the school
  • Pupils who live closest to the school

 

For more information on the admissions process at Homewood School, please visit the Kent County Council website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Homewood School

 

Year 7 applications to Homewood School are handled by the coordinated admission scheme under Kent County Council. Homewood uses the Kent Test to determine admission and parents must register online with the LA in the first instance.

 

Once students have taken the 11+ Kent Test, parents are required to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) and submit it to the LA. This process can usually be done online. Parents will receive their child’s test results from the Council in October, with offers sent out in March.

 

Homewood School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Twenty percent of Homewood School’s intake (78 pupils) is made with reference to ability or aptitude. All students who register for the Kent Test will be invited to take the assessment.

 

The Kent Test consists of two multiple-choice tests:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that is divided into two sections that cover English and maths. Each section consists of a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
  2. A 60-minute test that focuses on reasoning. It is divided into three sections: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning

 

Pupils must also complete a 40-minute writing task. However, this does not form part of the final 11 Plus result but is used only in borderline or appeal cases.

 

How to Prepare for the Homewood School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is known for being a competitive grammar school region, and most schools are oversubscribed for Year 7 entry. In order for students to have the best chance of gaining one of the 78 places at Homewood School, they should invest additional time into studying and revising in the build-up to the test.

 

Parents should help their child prepare by creating a study timetable that outlines what topics need to be studied and when.

 

In addition to working from a study schedule, we recommend that students use practice exam papers to help boost their confidence ahead of the test.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Homewood School 11 Plus Exam

 

Students who are registered to take the Homewood School entrance test will especially benefit from these practice resources:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3

 

The following resources will help target the various sub-sections of the Kent Test:

 

For subject-specific practice:

 

English Practice Tests

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 4 (GL)

 

Technical English skills:

 

11 Plus Spelling Pack 3

11 Plus Punctuation

11 Plus Sentence Completion

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 4 (GL)

 

Mathematics

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 4 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools (GL)

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

 

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The information provided about Homewood 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.

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