King’s High 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

Introduction

 

King’s High School for Girls, known as King’s High, is an independent school for girls aged 11–18. It is part of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, along with Warwick Prep and Warwick School.

 

King’s High currently stands alone on Smith Street in Warwick. However, in September 2019 it will move to join the other two schools on their 50-acre campus on Myton Road. Brand new, state-of-the-art facilities are being built on the site to accommodate the school as part of ‘Project One Campus’. These include dedicated educational buildings for King’s High, a sixth form centre to be shared with Warwick School and a high-tech music school.

 

Kings High has been named The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2019 for the West Midlands. It follows a relatively traditional curriculum, which is enhanced by its ‘Boost’ and ‘Inspire’ programmes, which offer academic support and enrichment. The strong academic focus of King’s High is offset by an offering of over 130 different co-curricular clubs and activities each week.

 

In terms of performance, in 2018 King’s High ranked 21st nationally of independent girls’ schools and 49th of all independent schools in general, with 74% of GCSE grades awarded to its students being in the top A*–A (9–7) range.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for King’s High

 

Address: King’s High School for Girls, Smith Street, Warwick, CV34 4HJ

County: Warwickshire
Admissions info
: registrar@kingshighwarwick.co.uk or 01926 735461

School Type: Girls’ independent day school

Number of Pupils: 650 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 100 (approx.)

Open Day Date: Throughout Year

Exam Date: October of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: School’s Own

 

King’s High 11 Plus Admissions

 

King’s High expects all prospective pupils to visit the school and have an informal interview with the head teacher or a senior member of staff during the spring and summer terms of Year 5.

 

The entrance exam, which takes place in October of the year preceding entry, consists of papers in English, maths and verbal reasoning. A reference from each candidate’s current school will also be taken into consideration during the selection process.

 

Scholarships and Foundation Awards (means-tested bursaries) are available. All candidates who sit the entrance exam are automatically considered for Academic, English and Mathematics Scholarships. A separate application must be made by parents who wish their daughter to be considered for a scholarship in art, drama, music, DT, sport, gym or dance.

 

The bursaries available include CV34 Awards, which are covered by funds ring-fenced for local students who live within the CV34 postcode.

 

Results are sent out within one month of the entrance exam and the deadline for acceptance is in early March.

 

King’s High runs a programme of special events from December (of the year preceding entry) onwards, which successful candidates are invited to attend to help with the transition process.

 

For more information about the admissions process at King’s High, including scholarships and bursaries, please contact the Registrar and Head of Admissions directly: registrar@kingshighwarwick.co.uk or 01926 735461.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to King’s High

 

It is a compulsory part of the King’s High admissions process that all prospective pupils visit the school and have an informal interview with the head teacher or a senior member of staff. These should be arranged through the Registrar, and it is recommended that they take place when the prospective pupil is still in Year 5, in the spring or summer term.

 

The school also hosts open evenings and taster mornings for girls in Years 5 and 6. Dates are published on the school’s website and booking can be made via the marketing department: marketing@kingshighwarwick.co.uk.

 

Parents who wish their daughter to be examined and considered for a place in Year 7 at King’s High must complete the application form for registration and return it to the school along with a copy of their daughter’s birth certificate and the non-refundable registration fee of £75. The deadline for applications is in early September of the year preceding entry, but early registration is recommended. The King’s High Admission Policy is printed on the first page of the application form for reference.

 

King’s High 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The King’s High 11+ entrance exam consists of the following papers:

 

  • English (45 minutes): comprehension and creative writing
  • Mathematics (45 minutes): arithmetic and problem solving
  • Verbal Reasoning (60 minutes): logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary

 

The topics that will be assessed by the maths paper are published on the school’s website and are aligned with Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.

 

How to Prepare for the King’s High 11 Plus Exam

 

One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice papers. These help students to familiarise themselves with the format and question types they will encounter in the actual test in an efficient and effective manner. They also provide an excellent opportunity for students to practise working under time pressure.

 

Our practice papers , which are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase, offer excellent practice and preparation for the King’s High entrance exam. They cover all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam and to help build confidence.

 

Our 11+ practice papers are thoroughly researched and up to date. Every year, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are designed to be age appropriate but challenging, to reflect the demands of such an exam.

 

English

 

To prepare for the King’s High English paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension and writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics

 

To prepare for the King’s High maths paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

 

11+ Position & Direction

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Statistics

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

To prepare for the King’s High Verbal Reasoning exam, we would highly recommend using the following full practice papers:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the King’s High Verbal Reasoning assessment:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in King’s High 11+ past papers. The information provided about King’s High 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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