More House School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details
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Founded in 1952, More House School is a Catholic independent girls’ school located in London’s Knightsbridge. The school gives its pupils the opportunity to learn in a caring environment; one that is full of challenges, but low in stress.
Due to its deep-rooted religious heritage, the school aims to foster spiritual growth among its students, while developing each girl’s potential during her school life. Pupils are divided among four houses: Canterbury, Iona, Santiago and Walsingham and girls remain in the same house throughout their time at the school. Houses take part in a number of competitive competitions throughout the academic year and girls can choose to participate in a range of extracurricular activities including drama, music and sport.
More House School Cognitive Abilities Test, 11 Plus Exam Information
Registration Closing Date: November
Exam Date: January
Exam Board Type: CEM
Results Date: February
More House School Admissions Criteria
As one of the 12 member schools that make up the London Consortium, More House School follows its Agreed Code of Practice for admissions. Year 7 admission is determined by student performance in the school’s entrance test, which takes place in January of the year of entry.
In the autumn term, all prospective pupils who have registered for a Year 7 place will be invited to the school for a taster day. Alongside various classes, pupils will have a short, informal interview with the school’s headteacher. Pupils are encouraged to bring along an item of interest, a hobby or a piece of work they are particularly proud of to discuss.
It is the policy of The London Consortium to offer places based on a student’s overall performance in the cognitive test, interview, and reference. This means Year 7 entry is not determined by performance in the exam alone.
For further information on More House School’s Year 7 admissions process, please contact the Registrar on 0207 235 2855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for 11 plus Entry to More House School
In the first instance, parents are advised to request a prospectus for More House School. Parents can arrange individual visits to the school.
Parents can download a registration form for Year 7 entry via the school’s website. Parents are advised to register during the summer term, the year before admission is needed. Parents must submit the completed form alongside a non-refundable deposit of £125. The school also requires a passport photo of the applicant and a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport.
For more information on the registration process, please read the school’s FAQs document.
More House School Year 7 entry, 11 Plus Assessment
The London Consortium has replaced its traditional eleven plus exam with a bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test. The test assesses Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. This test has been created for the London Consortium by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). It’s worth noting that the CEM definition of Verbal Reasoning includes question types, such as comprehension, that you would usually find in an English test.
Some of the questions will be in a multiple-choice format. Students will be required to mark their answers on a separate answer sheet. The test lasts for approximately 75 minutes, with a 30-minute break midway. CEM tests tend to consist of shorter timed sections, each focusing on a specific question type. These sections are then taken in a mixed order rather than one subject after another. So, for example, a 5-minute Verbal Reasoning comprehension section could be followed by a 10-minute Maths LNR section, followed by a 6-minute Verbal Reasoning cloze section.
There will be no other written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new cognitive test to identify pupils’ overall academic potential, rather than their ability to retain knowledge for a particular exam.
Students can take the test at any school in the Consortium and parents will receive test results in February.
How to Prepare for the More House School 11 plus Entrance Test
Whatever a student’s current attainment level, investing additional time for preparation in the lead-up to the entrance test will likely improve their confidence ahead of the actual exam. As the assessment focuses on Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, we would recommend our selection of eleven plus papers that are designed in the CEM style. All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your child’s work and identify where they might need to focus and improve.
Click here to view our full list of recommendations specifically designed to help students prepare for the new London Consortium 11 plus exam.
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in More House School 11+ past papers. The information provided about More House 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.