Queen’s College London 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information » 2021/2022 Entry

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Introduction

 

Queen’s College is an independent school for girls in the City of Westminster, London. Established in 1848 by theologian and social reformer Frederick Denison Maurice, it is considered the first institution in the world to award academic qualifications to women. Furthermore, Queen’s is the first girls’ school to be granted a Royal Charter for the advancement of women’s education. [1]

 

The College’s rich history and strong heritage is reflected in the broad and innovative syllabus, which covers everything from Classics, MFL and art to computer science, PSHE and Thrive. Thrive was introduced into the educational provision with one main goal: to secure the welfare of every girl through a number of mental health, pastoral and well-being initiatives, and is already one of the curriculum’s greatest strengths. [2]

 

Offering an impressive range of extras, Queen’s is comprehensively invested in providing all students with the best possible foundation for all-round growth. The range of clubs spans across a vast number of pursuits, including choir, gardening, Psychology Society, Poetry Club, orchestra, chess and taekwondo, maximising girls’ awareness of their own abilities and facilitating a passionate quest for further interests. [3]

 

Through community service initiatives, the school encourages altruistic behaviour and helps girls build character traits that serve them well in the years to come. Ranging from bake sales to volunteering, the variety of activities aims to awaken students to the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of giving back, at the same time helping them recognise the many benefits that come with good education.

 

Queen’s College London 11 Plus Exam Information

 

Registration Closing Date: November

Exam Board Type: ISEB Common Pretest

Deadline for taking the ISEB Pretest: December 10th

Results Date: February

 

Queen’s College London 11 Plus Admissions Criteria

 

Queen’s is a member of the London Consortium and follows its Agreed Code of Practice. The main point of admission to Queen’s College is at 11+, where there is a three-form entry.

 

Year 7 admission is determined by student performance in the school’s entrance test, which can take place at the candidate’s current school or any school belonging to the Consortium. All candidates are invited to attend an interview and a reference is requested from their current school.

 

In line with the London Consortium’s policy, the College offers places based on exam results, interview performance and the school reference. The College looks at all three of these areas to gauge a candidate’s potential.

 

For further information on Queen’s College London’s Year 7 admissions process, please contact the Registrar on 0207 291 7070, or email.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Queen’s College London

 

Before applying for an eleven plus place at Queen’s College, parents should attend one of the Open Days, which take place throughout the academic year. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the Principal, speak to staff members and take a tour of the College.

 

Parents can download and complete the registration form for the entrance test from the school website. The completed form should be returned to the school with a registration fee of £150, a passport photograph and a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate.

 

Queen’s College London Year 7 entry, 11 plus Assessment

 

The London Consortium has replaced its bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test with a computer-based test which assesses English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. This test is called the ISEB Pretest and it covers questions in English comprehension, arithmetics, problem solving with words and thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.

 

The 11 plus exam at Queen’s College does not include written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new online 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 Queen’s College London 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. We provide online practice tests, video courses and skill specific resources which focus on helping students familiarise themselves with key question types that will come up in the ISEB Pretest assessment.

 

 

Click here to view our full list of recommendations specifically designed to help students prepare for the new London Consortium 11 plus exam.

 

 

We hope you find this article useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some advice or if you have any questions or queries.

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Queen’s College London 11+ past papers. The information provided about Queen’s College London 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.

 

Other entry points for Queen’s College London:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

 

 

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