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St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

St Edmund’s College is a co-ed independent day and boarding school in Ware, Hertfordshire. Educating pupils since 1568, it occupies a magnificent 440-acre campus and nurtures a Roman Catholic ethos in line with the motto Avita pro fide (For the faith of our fathers). [1]

 

The wealth of learning opportunities in the Prep is underpinned by a relevant curricular provision, featuring everything from mathematics and science to languages and technology. In-class teaching is rigorous, helping children form a solid and lasting foundation for all future academic endeavours. 

 

Ranging from rugby, cooking and swimming to Forest School, drama and coding, the co-curricular offering is aimed at maximising the cohort’s virtues and talents. The forward-looking provision of extras thus successfully caters for individual interests and ensures strong outcomes that parallel the highest of standards. [2]

 

Pastorally, St Edmund’s Prep maintains a warm and friendly atmosphere, ensuring in this way the emotional and mental wellbeing of each child on campus. Medical care is available around the clock, while educational support is offered relentlessly, securing children’s general welfare and all-round development without any hindrance. [3]

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Old Hall Green, Ware, SG11 1DS

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: prep@stedmundscollege.org or 01920 824239

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Open events: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: Spring term of Year 2

 

Open Events for St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

To learn more about the school’s philosophy and offering, you are advised to book a personal tour or attend Open Days. Both of these events have a similar format, including tours of facilities and one-on-ones with key members of staff. More details are available here

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

Following the visit, you may wish to commence the admissions process by registering your child with the school. Please note that registration includes a payment of a £100 non-refundable fee.

 

The school will then get in touch with details about the entrance assessments and interviews. The testing will be followed by a Taster Session, during which your child will attend lessons with peers. Based on performance in the tests and interview and quality school reports, they may receive an offer, to be accepted by the deadline specified in the offer letter. 

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

St Edmund’s offers the William Ward (7+) Scholarship to children who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and talent in the areas of Music, Art or Sports. Applications for this award should be received by the deadline in mid-January, as the scholarship examinations take place later the same month. 

 

Please reach out to the school to learn if you can also apply for a bursary. 

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

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

 

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

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the exam measures the 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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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 hundreds 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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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

 

If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.

 

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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR)

 

The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)

 

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7+ past papers. The information provided about St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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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