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Rickmansworth School (11+) Exam – Secondary Transfer Test Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Founded in 1954, Rickmansworth School is a co-educational, partially selective secondary school that educates around 1400 students. A Specialist Science and Arts College, Rickmansworth provides pupils with a well-rounded education that produces very favourable A Level and GCSE results on a national level. [1]

 

The curriculum features everything from design, computer science and physics to English, history and social sciences, allowing pupils to expand their knowledge and reach their full academic potential. Staff are experienced and fully involved in pupils’ learning, personalising their teaching to meet various learning styles and needs. 

 

Rickmansworth School promotes a holistic educational approach, inspiring students to engage in diverse extracurricular pursuits beyond the academic curriculum. Learners are given opportunities to participate in a wide spectrum of clubs and societies, such as the intellectually stimulating science club, the dynamic debating society, a range of music ensembles and many, many others. [2]

 

Rickmansworth School offers a harmonious and stimulating learning environment, where respect and collaboration form the bedrock of relationships amongst staff, students and the wider community. The school instils in pupils a thirst for knowledge and intellectual curiosity through expansive opportunities, taking place both in and out of the classroom.

 

The ethos encourages personal responsibility and centres on delivering an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive offering to foster reflective learning. Committed to equipping pupils with resilience and resourcefulness, Rickmansworth School invests continuous efforts to provide top-tier learning experiences that actively prepare students for future challenges.

 

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Scots Hill, Rickmansworth WD3 3AQ

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: admissions@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, 01923 773296

School type: Co-educational, partially selective

Number of places available: 240

Open Day date: September

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 80%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions – Academic Criterion

 

This article is relevant for those aiming for entry to the school based on the Academic Criterion. The school also offers an entry point via the Music criterion, which is not discussed here.

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Rickmansworth School, prospective pupils must sit the 11 Plus entrance exam.

 

Rickmansworth receives an average of eight applications per available place in Year 7, so the school uses its oversubscription criteria to determine which pupils will be given priority. The Rickmansworth School oversubscription criteria gives priority to:

 

  • Looked After children and previously Looked After children
  • Children who live closer to the school 
  • Students who have a parent or guardian who is a permanent member of the school staff
  • Children with a sibling at the school
  • Children with a proven aptitude in music 
  • Children with proven academic ability.

 

For a full breakdown of Rickmansworth School’s admission process, please visit the school’s website. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Is Rickmansworth School part of a Consortium?

 

Rickmansworth School belongs to the South West Hertfordshire 11+ Consortium, a group of schools that use the same entrance exam format and share a very similar admissions process.

 

details about year 7 entry to schools in the SW Herts Consortium

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Rickmansworth School

 

The Rickmansworth School admissions process includes registration, completed through the South West Herts Schools Consortium page. The deadline for this is in June.

 

You will also be asked to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and the Hertfordshire County Council’s Common Application Form (CAF). The deadline for submitting both forms is in October of the year preceding entry. 

 

Does Rickmansworth School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, they do. For Rickmansworth School, priority catchment area is defined by the postal addresses of WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24, WD25, WD3, WD4, WD5, HA6 2 and HA6 3. 

 

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Rickmansworth School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

  • A Mathematics paper set by GL Assessment, lasting approximately 50 minutes
  • A Verbal Reasoning paper set by GL Assessment, also lasting approximately 50 minutes.

 

The topics evaluated in the test are as follows:

 

➢ Mathematics: These sections assess students’ mathematical skills, problem-solving abilities and logical reasoning. The exam will include questions that test number operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and data handling.

 

➢ Verbal Reasoning: These sections test your child’s reasoning skills using language-based tasks, such as identifying patterns, completing analogies, solving codes and making logical deductions. They also measure your child’s ability to think critically and analyse information.

 

Once the eleven plus exam is completed, you can expect to receive your child’s results in October. The final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

 

How to Prepare for the Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

To enhance your child’s confidence in the lead-up to the exam day, we strongly encourage the use of our practice tests. They are designed to familiarise students with the Rickmansworth School entrance exam style and format, while encompassing all the potential question types that could come up.

 

Our practice tests serve as a useful tool to identify areas in your child’s knowledge base that might need further work and assistance. Through a structured approach to 11+ exam preparation that includes studying ‘little and often’, you can alleviate unnecessary stress and increase the chances of success.

 

Furthermore, working through practice tests under timed conditions allows children to improve their ability to answer questions under time pressure. In doing so, they gain a noteworthy advantage over their peers, which is crucial in such a competitive admissions process.

 

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Rickmansworth School does not have a specific pass mark, however, data shows that applicants from the school’s catchment area have been admitted with a minimum standardised score of 184 (according to recent exam results).

 

Pupils who are able to score 80%+ consistently in our 11+ SW Hertfordshire practice tests should be on track to pass the Rickmansworth School 11+ test.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Rickmansworth School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

For the Rickmansworth School 11+ exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources to help prepare:

 

SW Herts: Full Practice Tests

 

The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the SW Hertfordshire 11+ exam. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:

 

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SW Herts: Skill Specific Practice

 

Mathematics

The following 11+ resources extensively cover the Mathematics section of the SW Hertfordshire Test, allowing your child to thoroughly prepare for exam day:

 

Full Practice Tests

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Skill Specific Practice

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11+ Money

11+ Operations

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Verbal Reasoning

To help your child master Verbal Reasoning skills in the lead-up to the SW Hertfordshire Test, we recommend the following 11+ resources:

 

Full Practice Tests

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

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Skill Specific Practice

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11+ Letter Calculations

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11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

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11+ Word Puzzles

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