Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information
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Pupils study English, mathematics, science, humanities, PHSE, Spanish, food & nutrition, design technology, drama, PE, art, music, computer science, Welsh and outdoor education.
The broad range of clubs and societies includes Amnesty International, Ballet, Fencing, Jazz Ensemble, Photography, Scientific Society and STEM.
Rydal Penrhos School maintains close links with Kitooha Primary School and the Development Studies Centre in southwest Uganda. It gathers money for the projects via a number of fundraising events and takes pupils on working trips to the far-off country every two years.
As the only independent Methodist school in Wales, Rydal Penrhos is home to an inclusive Christian community where respect for the individual is central. Pupils develop lasting values and personal independence within a safe environment, and approach challenging experiences in various domains with confidence.
Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information
Address: Pwllycrochan Avenue Colwyn Bay Conwy LL29 7BT
Admissions info: JMarsden@rydalpenrhos.com or +44 (0)1492 530155
School Type: Independent, co-educational day school
Number of Students: 260 (approx.)
11+ Exam Date: January/February of Year 6
11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own
Open Events for Rydal Penrhos School 11 plus (11+) Entry
The school holds a number of Open Days, allowing you and your child to meet staff and current pupils and view its facilities, located at a short walk from the beach in Colwyn Bay. Personal tours can also be arranged. Spots can be booked via an online form or by contacting the Admissions Team.
Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions
Entry to Year 7 is dependent upon performance in entrance examinations and an informal interview, as well as the quality of your child’s current-school reference and academic report.
Applications should be submitted by early January, whilst examinations are held in late January/early February.
Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries
Rydal Penrhos School offers scholarships in the following areas:
- Academic ability – 4 awards
- Music – 2 awards
- Sport – 2 awards
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in entrance examinations and an interview. All applicants for Year 7 entry will be considered for this award.
Sport and Music scholarships are awarded on the grounds of portfolio and interview.
The value of the scholarships is £500 per year, to be spent on your child’s development in agreement with the Deputy Head, Director of Music or Head of PE. The sum cannot be used for fee reduction.
Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format
The Rydal Penrhos School 11+ exam consists of the following papers:
- English (Literacy)
- Mathematics (Numeracy)
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.
The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.
The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures their 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 Rydal Penrhos School 11+ entrance examination.
How to Prepare for the Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Exam
Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Rydal Penrhos School exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.
Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.
We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.
Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Rydal Penrhos School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.
Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers
Recommendations for each section of the Rydal Penrhos School 11 Plus exam can be found below:
We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Rydal Penrhos School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:
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 Rydal Penrhos School 11+ maths test:
Full Practice Tests
Skill Specific Practice
To develop your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Rydal Penrhos School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following pack that covers all of the key question types:
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Rydal Penrhos School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Rydal Penrhos 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.