Queen’s College London 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Founded in 1848, Queen’s College London is an independent school for girls aged 11–18 and is located in the City of Westminster. In 1853, the College received a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and, since then, the Patron of the College has always been a queen.

 

The College educates over 500 girls and provides a liberal education. The College aims to provide each of its pupils with the skills to be self-confident and authoritative. Queen’s offers an extensive co-curricular timetable, including art, music and drama and takes full advantage of being situated in the heart of the UK’s capital.

 

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 admissions@qcl.org.uk.

 

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.

 

 

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