King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

King Edward’s School (KES), Bath, is an independent co-educational day school in Somerset. On the grounds of academic results, KES Bath has been ranked as one of the top four independent schools in the south west by The Sunday Times. [1]

 

Lessons in the Junior School are typically taught by class teachers, although specialist teaching for PE, games, music and ICT is also on offer. The core curriculum of maths, English and science is enriched with a range of subject areas, including humanities, art, DT, MFL, RS and Outdoor Classroom.

 

Outdoor Classroom is part of the outdoor learning programme, run by the school with the aim of enabling pupils to grow in awareness about the importance of preserving the natural world, which they regularly access via the 19-acre campus, containing a wild area and dipping pond.

 

Numerous after-class clubs are also on offer, ranging from chess, fencing, yoga and gymnastics to Mandarin, animation, cookery and flamenco.

 

KES Bath’s Junior School occupies award winning, purpose-built premises, which include specialist teaching rooms for science, art, DT and music and a cutting-edge ICT Suite & Technology Centre, along with an adventure playground and multisport play area. [2]

 

Noted as a happy school, KES encourages children to approach learning as an exciting journey of discovery. The school’s dedicated and inspiring pastoral staff provides individual support for each child, enabling them to overcome any obstacles on their path towards becoming responsible, fulfilled and successful citizens.

 

King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: North Road, Bath ​BA2 6JA

County: Somerset

Admissions info: admissions@kesbath.com or 01225 820399

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open events: In The Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2

 

Open Events for King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

If you wish to visit the school prior to applying for a place, you should attend the school’s Open Events or/and book an individual tour. On campus, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet key members of the staff and explore the outstanding facilities. More details are available here.

 

King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

The 7+ assessment typically takes place in January of the year preceding entry. If you wish your child to sit the examinations, you should complete and submit this registration form. The registration fee of £100 is non-refundable.

 

Prior to offering a place, the school will reach out to schedule an interview with the Head of the Junior School. Both you and your child will be asked to attend it.

 

King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and Bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.

 

King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

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

 

  • English comprehension
  • English writing
  • Mathematics 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning 

 

It’s very likely that the assessments for comprehension, maths and NVR will be standardised (in the multiple-choice format).

 

The standardised English assessment examines comprehension skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar.

 

The English writing paper examines writing skills. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

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

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures their 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 King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

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

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the King Edward’s School, Bath, 7+ exam, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.

 

Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 7+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

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 King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

King Edward’s School, Bath, 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 comprehension

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus English assessment in the multiple choice format. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

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

 

English writing

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus English writing assessment. They will help improve your child’s writing skills.

 

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 King Edward’s School, Bath, 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

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning 

 

The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the King Edward’s School, Bath, 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (Non-Verbal Reasoning sections)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (Non-Verbal Reasoning sections)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (Non-Verbal Reasoning sections)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (Non-Verbal Reasoning sections)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (Non-Verbal Reasoning sections)

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the King Edward’s School, Bath, 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 King Edward’s School, Bath, 7+ past papers. The information provided about King Edward’s School, Bath, 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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