Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

Oxford High School is an independent day school for girls in Oxford. Founded by the Girls’ Day School Trust in 1875, it’s the city’s oldest girls’ school and it’s regularly ranked as one of the highest achieving independent schools nationally. [1]

 

In the Prep School, the academic provision is strong and challenging, aiming to introduce girls to a wide range of subject areas, including maths, English, science, Mandarin, MFL, Latin, music, PE, computing, humanities and RE.

 

Benefiting from a selection of purpose-built facilities, girls have the opportunity to explore their non-academic interests through participation in co-curricular clubs such as Ballet, Book Club, Yoga, Drama, Chess, Judo and Ceramics. There is no gender stereotyping at OHS, hence it’s perfectly acceptable and typical for girls to engage in designing robots or playing football.

 

In line with the motto Ad Lucem (Toward the light), Oxford High Prep provides a place for intellectual exploration and exciting educational journeys where any error is seen as opportunity for growth. Its community is home to girls who approach learning with an open heart, fearlessly and generously engaging with each other on their path towards discovering themselves and their place in the world.

 

Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6XA

County: Greater London

Admissions info: admissions@oxf.gdst.net or 01865 515647

School Type: Independent, day school for girls

Open Days: Throughout the year

 

Open Events for Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

To learn more about the ethos and methods of teaching at the OHS Prep School, it is highly recommended that you attend their open events. These provide the perfect opportunity to explore facilities via pupil-led tours and meet key staff members for an informal chat. More details are available here.

 

Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

The admissions process officially begins once you’ve submitted a completed registration form, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £100.

 

Your daughter will then be asked to come to the school to attend Admissions Day in order to be formally assessed and briefly interviewed (by the Head of Prep).

 

Offers are sent out in writing within two weeks of the Admissions Day. To secure the place, you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of £1000, retained until the end of your daughter’s final term in the school.

 

Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.

 

Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The OHS 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

 

The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and her oral skills.    

 

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

 

The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam is designed to test and assess her logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning test measures her 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 OHS 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Oxford High School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 7+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 7+ exam preparation which can help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 

 

Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.

 

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 OHS 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Oxford High School 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 Maths and English 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

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Oxford High School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

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

 

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 Oxford High School 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

 

Reasoning 

 

The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Oxford High School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

7+ Reasoning Pack 1 

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Oxford High School 7+ 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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