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

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Introduction

 

Portsmouth High School is an independent day school for girls in Southsea, a district in the southern coastal city of Portsmouth. Founded in 1882 by the GDST, it performs consistently well in terms of examination results. [1]

 

Considered a progressive school, Portsmouth High Prep offers an extensive curriculum and comprehensive teaching for a range of disciplines, including English, mathematics, science, computing, PE, music and languages.

 

In parallel with classroom learning, the school offers The Forest School programme, which allows pupils to make the most out of the school’s beautiful setting and engage in making shelters or lighting fires. Beach School is also part of the Prep School curriculum. The sessions run alongside Forest School, educating children about tides and the moon, among other things. [2]

 

In line with the school’s forward-looking ethos and its aim to encourage girls to try new things and experiment with their creativity, the co-curricular programme boasts an impressive range of opportunities. Whether its coding, gardening, cookery or orchestra, girls engage in enrichment pursuits with joy and determination, and proceed to access the next stages of their education with an even greater level of enthusiasm.  

 

Portsmouth High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: 36 Kent Road, Southsea, PO5 3ES

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: admissions@por.gdst.net or 023 9282 4916

School type: Independent, day school for girls

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day

 

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

 

The school holds Open Events with the aim of introducing prospective families to its ethos, facilities and admissions process. The event programme includes guided tours and informal meetings with key members of the staff. Please click here to learn more. 

 

Portsmouth High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

Prior to offering your daughter a place, the school will look into her academic ability, assessed on Taster Day. To schedule assessments, please register your daughter with the school first. The online registration form can be accessed through this page. The registration fee is £50.

 

An acceptance of a place includes a payment of a deposit, refunded during your child’s last term at the school.

 

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

 

Scholarships and Bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.

 

Portsmouth High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The Portsmouth High School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Maths

 

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

 

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

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Portsmouth High School 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

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

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the 7+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 7+ examination format.

 

By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively.

 

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 Portsmouth High School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Portsmouth 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 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Portsmouth High School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Portsmouth High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Portsmouth 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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