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King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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The King’s School, Worcester is an independent school refounded by Henry VIII in 1541. The Senior School is located on Worcester’s College Green, between Worcester Cathedral and the east bank of the River Severn.


Providing pupils with a grounding in all key areas, the curriculum for Seniors comprises mathematics, English, PE and games, modern languages, Science, history, geography, DT, computing, drama, dance, Latin, music, art, religion, philosophy and PSHE.


Numerous clubs and societies form the core of the co-curricular programme. They include Debating, Technical Theatre Club, WRAITH (Writing, Reading and Imaginative Thinking), Chess Club, Orchestra, Digital Media Club, Psychology Club, Craft Club and Politics Club.


The King’s School is recognised for its outstanding facilities and its community where academic excellence and new experiences that stretch the mind and body are in perfect blend with both the school’s proud history and its innovative teaching methods.


King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Address: 5 College Green Worcester WR1 2LL

County: Worcestershire

Admissions info: or 01905 721742

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Number of students: 1,467 (approx.)

Open day: September and January

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own


Open Events for King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Entry


The school holds two Open Mornings a year, in September and January. You can also arrange a private tour during a normal school day at any time throughout the year. 


Private tours include a pupil-led tour of the facilities and classrooms, a presentation from the Headmaster and a chat with the staff about life at King’s Worcester. Please contact the Registrar for more information about these events, or visit the school’s website to fill in a form.


King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


Before being offered a place at King’s Worcester, all candidates are required to undertake entrance tests and attend an interview. For year 7 entry, the examinations are set in January. 


The school will also take into account a written reference, requested from your child’s current school Head, in order to better assess their academic ability, attitude, behaviour, involvement in the school community, talents and interests.


If the school is oversubscribed and has to decide between two or more candidates who meet all admission requirements, preference will be given to:


  • a child who already has a sibling in the school or whose parent is a former pupil
  • a child whose parent is a current staff member
  • a child with a particular skill, talent or aptitude.


King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are available at King’s Worcester, but they don’t exceed one third of fees in value. Some scholarships are awarded during your child’s time at the school and are purely honorary. 


Your child may be awarded a joint Academic and Music Scholarship, but only if the combined awards are not worth more than a total of one third of fees.


The value of scholarships may be supplemented by a bursary. The school has a Bursary fund which grants financial support each year. All grants are means-tested and subject to annual review. 


Bursary applications should be made between November and early January. Note that only registered candidates will be considered eligible. For more information, please reach out to the Registrar.


King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The King’s Worcester entrance assessment consists of the following papers:


  • English 
  • Maths 
  • Verbal Reasoning 


The English paper examines comprehension and writing skills, whilst the maths paper tests problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess your child’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary. 


All the papers consist of a series of questions that are designed to test your child’s ability to use and apply their knowledge in each subject. Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the King’s Worcester 11+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Exam


To successfully prepare your child for the King’s Worcester 11+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.


Aside from reflecting the demands of the King’s Worcester 11+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. 


Students who approach preparation in such a methodical way generally have a competitive advantage over their peers who prefer a less structured approach. 


Our practice tests tend to make the preparation process easily manageable and less demanding in order for your child to feel confident and less stressed about the upcoming 11+ exam. For that reason, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year.


They are age-appropriate, yet challenging, and are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase. Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the King’s Worcester 11 plus entrance examinations.


King’s Worcester 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.



The following practice papers are highly recommended for successful preparation for the King’s Worcester 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


11+ English Bundle


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We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s problem-solving skills within the examination context of the King’s Worcester 11+ maths test:


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 Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


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+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


11+ Mathematics Bundle


Verbal Reasoning


Practice Tests


To develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the King’s Worcester 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


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 Worcester 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:


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


11+ Verbal Reasoning Bundle




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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