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Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Howell’s School is an independent school for girls in Llandaff, a district in northern Cardiff. Opened in 1860, it is noted as one of Wales’ top performing independent schools. [1]


Its Prep Department boasts a rich curriculum, aiming to introduce girls to a wide range of qualifications through lessons for English, maths, science, humanities, art, DT, ICT,

RE, PSHE, MFL and music. 


Extracurricular opportunities further engage and inspire pupils, providing them with a chance to explore their passions and improve their skills in the areas of sports, music, art and languages. Whether they be orchestra, Mandarin, chess, ballet or tennis, the wide selection of activities complements the educational experience, aiming to appeal to all interests.


According to Estyn’s recent inspection report for the school, Howell’s is a place where girls are valued as individuals and effectively prepare for the next stages of their education. The inclusive community of multicultural dimensions assists pupils in becoming responsible members of the intermediate and global societies, releasing them into the world as resilient, flexible and tolerant individuals. [2]


Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2YD

County: Glamorganshire

Admissions info: or 029 2056 20 19

School type: Independent, day school for girls 

Open events: In the Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school highly recommends that you visit them during Open Days and learn first-hand what learning is like there. Tours of facilities and informal meetings with teachers are included, as are introductory presentations from the Head and senior staff members. More details are available here.  


Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The 7+ admissions process includes assessments, informal activities and unstructured tasks. Your child’s skills will be assessed across three areas. 


Please note that their current school report will also be taken into consideration. 


Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and Bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants.


Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English (multiple-choice)
  • Mathematics (multiple-choice)
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The English exam tests comprehension skills, including inference, vocabulary and grammar.


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the exam 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 Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the 7+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 7+ examination format.


By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively.


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 world-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 Howell’s School Llandaff 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Howell’s School Llandaff 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.

Note: Although some of the below recommendations are in standard format, not multiple-choice, they are still a relevant source of material for practice ahead of the Howell’s School Llandaff 7+ exam.



We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Howell’s School Llandaff 7+ English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills.


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 2

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Howell’s School Llandaff entrance exam:


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


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics


Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR)


To help your child master Non-Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Howell’s School Llandaff 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)


Non-Verbal Reasoning Guide


The following guide covers everything your child needs to know to ace the 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. It is packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Howell’s School Llandaff 7+ 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 Howell’s School Llandaff 7+ past papers. The information provided about Howell’s School Llandaff 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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