Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

The King’s School, Canterbury, is a co-ed, independent boarding and day school in Kent. It has a feeder preparatory school, the Junior King’s School (JKS), which caters for around 400 pupils aged 3 to 13. [1]

 

Educating the whole person, JKS Prep offers a broad academic and non-academic provision covering the following subjects: art, classics, computing & IT, DT, drama, English, geography, history, MFL, maths, music, PE, PSHE, RS and science. The vast variety of facilities on offer firmly supports the curriculum, providing children with spacious labs, fully equipped computer suits and a performing arts centre. 

 

Extracurricular activities further enrich school life, boosting pupils skills in the areas of coding, crafts, ballet, cookery, chess and horse riding, among others. Pupils also get to engage in outdoor learning, benefitting from the Forest School programme which aims to instil an environmental ethic and a sense of competence and independence. 

 

Rated as ‘excellent’ by ISI, the school actively promotes a socially cohesive culture, boosting pupils’ communication skills and their sense of responsibility towards others. In line with JKS’ high expectations of behaviour and achievement, children demonstrate a strong commitment to the codes of conduct and develop an understanding of the importance of collaborative effort very early on. [2]

 

Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Milner Court Canterbury, CT2 0AY

County: Kent

Admissions info: registrar@junior-kings.co.uk or 01227 714019

School type: independent, co-ed, day and boarding school

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: Throughout the year

 

Open Events for Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

Open Mornings provide prospective families with an ideal opportunity to learn in detail about the school’s ethos and admissions process. The events typically include an introductory presentation from the Head, guided tours of the campus, meetings with key staff members and refreshments. Details on how to book a spot are available here

 

Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

Year 3 entry is through assessments. In order for your child to be considered for these, you should register them by returning this registration form and paying the £100 non-refundable fee.

 

The school will make a formal offer subject to a strong performance in the tests. To secure your child’s place, you will be asked to pay a deposit. More details about the admissions process are available here

 

Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships are not available to 7+ applicants. Bursaries are offered only under exceptional circumstances. 

 

Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

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

 

  • English
  • Maths

 

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

 

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

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Junior King’s School 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Junior King’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 

 

One of the best ways to prepare your child for a 7+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.

 

By getting used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure, your child will gain a significant advantage over other candidates who prefer a less structured approach towards preparation for a competitive Year 3 entrance exam.

 

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 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 Junior King’s School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Junior King’s 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 Junior King’s 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 Junior King’s 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 Junior King’s School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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