Oxford High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

Oxford High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4–18 years.  Founded over 140 years ago, it is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school.

 

Oxford High is set over three sites in the heart of Oxford, all within a short walk of each other. The school achieves consistently high academic results at GCSE and A Level and is the only Senior School in Oxford to have been rated ‘exceptional’ by ISI.

 

Oxford High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), a charity that owns and runs a network of 25 schools and academies in England and Wales.

 

The Year 7 Handbook on the school’s website covers everything new students need to know about the school.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Oxford High School

 

Address: Oxford High School, Belbroughton Road, Oxford, OX2 6XA

County: Oxfordshire
Admissions info
: admissions@oxf.gdst.net, 01865 318500

School Type: Girls’ independent day school

Number of Pupils: 900 (approx.)

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: November of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Oxford High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

An admissions and taster day is held in November for all girls registered for Year 7 (11+) entry to Oxford High School. On the day, students sit test papers in English, Maths and Reasoning. They also take part in Science sessions and can get involved in Art, Drama, Music and PE. activities. The activities do not form any part of the assessment process.

 

All girls attending the admissions day are invited to attend an interview in the following week. Interviews are with the Head or another senior member of staff.

 

Offers of places at Oxford High School are made on the basis of assessment results, the interview and a reference from the candidate’s current school. They will be made in December. The Girls’ School Association agrees a common deadline for acceptances. Some candidates may not receive immediate offers but may be advised that they have been placed on the waiting list.

 

A copy of the school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded from its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Oxford High School

 

The deadline for registering for Year 7 (11+) entry to Oxford High School is in October of the year prior to entry (while your daughter is in Year 6). The registration form can be downloaded from the school’s website. The registration fee is £100 (£150 for non-UK residents).

 

If you intend to apply for a bursary, you must tick the bursaries box on the registration form.

 

All girls entered for the Year 7 (11+) test are entered for the academic scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on performance in the admissions assessments and interview. A separate application should be made for Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships.

 

A Senior School Open Evening is held in October to which all girls currently registered for entry are invited with their parents or guardians. All visitors are welcomed without the need for prior booking. Details are advertised in the local press and published on the school website. Parents may also arrange to visit the school with their daughter at a Meet the Headmaster event, held regularly during term time (booking in advance is required), or on any week-day during term time by prior arrangement.

 

For further information on Oxford High School’s admissions procedures, please contact the Admissions Registrar or the Director of Admissions: admissions@oxf.gdst.net or 01865 318500.

 

Oxford High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Oxford High School sets its own papers in:

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning, including verbal and non-verbal reasoning (multiple choice).

 

The papers are written by the Heads of Department and the Deputy Head.  The school does not publish any of its past papers.

 

How to Prepare for the Oxford High School 11 Plus Exam

 

Oxford High School does not disclose any information about the content of its assessment papers nor does it publish past papers. As a result, your daughter will understandably feel nervous about sitting the admissions assessments.

 

Our practice papers can be used to build confidence before the assessments. They cover all the key skills and are designed to be challenging to reflect the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam.

 

The papers can be used to provide practice in key skills and identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the assessments.

 

English

 

For students preparing for the Oxford High School 11+ admission assessments, we would recommend using the following practice papers:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

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

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

Verbal + Non-Verbal Reasoning 

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 

 

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

 

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 Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

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 Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

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