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The Wandsworth Test: Year 6, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

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Introduction

 

Grammar schools in the Wandsworth Consortium are preferred by many local parents because of their focus on academic success. The consortium uses a common entrance exam for all its schools, so students only need to take one test, even if they apply to several schools within the partnership.

 

The consortium aims to keep the selection process the same for all its grammar schools. It, therefore, uses shared resources, knowledge and administrative efforts to offer equal learning opportunities to students from various backgrounds.

 

Which schools are part of the Wandsworth Consortium?

 

The Wandsworth Consortium is made up of the following schools:

 

⦿ Graveney School

⦿ Burntwood School

⦿ Chestnut Grove Academy

⦿ Ashcroft Technology Academy

 

Students at these schools perform well in their exams, showcasing their strong academic abilities. This consistent level of achievement enables a smooth transition into higher education, providing a variety of opportunities for them to explore different study areas.

 

⬇️ Read on to learn more about their exam and admissions process.

 

11 Plus (11+) Exam Information for Wandsworth Schools

 

Pursuing an education at any of the Wandsworth grammar schools can significantly increase students’ options for different university courses.

 

Accordingly, these schools’ rigorous admissions process aims to ensure that each admitted student is appropriately prepared and well-matched to the competitive learning environment they offer. More details about the Wandsworth 11+ admissions process are provided in the following sections of this article.

 

Registration closing date: September

Common Application Form (CAF) closing date: October

Exam date: September

Exam board type: GL Assessment

Pass mark: Aim for 75-85%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Results date: October

Allocations date: March

Admissions info: year6test@wandsworth.gov.uk, 020 8871 7316

 

Wandsworth Grammar Schools 11+ Admissions

 

Prior to registering for a place at any of the four schools that use the Wandsworth Test as part of their admissions process, you are encouraged to visit your preferred school together with your child during one of its open events. Typically, these events include a tour of the facilities, meetings with key members of staff and an address from the Head. 

 

The Wandsworth Test takes place in September and results are communicated in the following month. Pupils who are applying for a specialist aptitude place must also sit an aptitude test. More details about this assessment are available on this page.

 

How to Register for the Wandsworth Year 6 Test

 

All children applying for entry to Wandsworth’s grammar schools must be registered prior to sitting the examinations. The form is completed online through the Wandsworth Local Authority website. The closing date for applications is in September. 

 

Please note that you will also be asked to submit a preference (CAF) form to the Local Authority by the October deadline, indicating your child’s preferred schools for entry.

  

Wandsworth Schools, Year 6 Test, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Wandsworth Year 6 Test is designed to provide the Wandsworth schools with an indication of a student’s academic ability. The test is prepared by GL Assessment and has two parts:

 

⦿ A Verbal Reasoning section, lasting 50 minutes

⦿ A Non-Verbal Reasoning section, lasting 55 minutes

 

There will be a short practice session before each test and a break between the two parts. For both sections, students are given a pre-printed answer sheet to complete, laid out in a similar format to a multiple-choice test. There is no extended writing involved.

 

Scores are marked electronically and are age-standardised to ensure that older students don’t have an unfair advantage. More information on the Wandsworth Year 6 Test is provided on the Local Authority website.

 

Wandsworth 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

The Year 6 Test held at Wandsworth grammar schools is highly competitive. Scores can’t be expressed in percentages, as they are age-standardised to ensure fair admissions. The minimum and maximum standardised score for each test is 69 and 141 respectively. 

 

Pupils who are able to score 75-85%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. 

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Wandsworth 11+ exam.

 

Passing the test does not guarantee that your child will be offered a place. It simply means they have surpassed the required threshold. As such, it makes sense to aim for as high a score as possible.

 

Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Wandsworth Year 6 Test

 

Here at Exam Papers Plus, we specialise in producing resources to help students prepare for competitive entry exams, like the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. We have a range of practice papers that are specifically designed to help students familiarise themselves with the types of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions that are used in this GL Assessment exam.

 

Students currently preparing for the Wandsworth Year 6 Test will find the resources below particularly useful. They cover all the question types that are known to appear in the Wandsworth Test so your child can approach their exam with confidence. Each practice test is timed so your child can get used to working under time pressure. Answers are included.

 

Full Practice Tests

The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

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Skill Practice: Verbal Reasoning

To help your child master Verbal Reasoning skills in the lead-up to the Wandsworth Year 6 Test, we recommend the following resources:

 

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Skill Practice: Non-Verbal Reasoning

The following 11+ resources extensively cover the Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the Wandsworth Year 6 Test, allowing your child to thoroughly prepare for exam day:

 

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Wandsworth Grammar Schools: Results & Leavers’ Destinations 

 

Wandsworth Grammar School Consortium – Progress 8 Scores

 

The Progress 8 score serves as a method to track students’ academic growth from the end of Key Stage 2 in primary school to the end of Key Stage 4 in secondary school. It serves as a gauge for a school’s educational performance by monitoring the academic progress of its students.

 

To determine a school’s Progress 8 score, students’ actual grades in eight key subjects, such as English, maths, sciences, humanities and languages, are compared with their projected grades, which are based on their earlier academic performance at primary level. This score represents the average academic progress students make across these subjects.

 

📊 Please refer to the chart below for details on Progress 8 scores at grammar schools in the Wandsworth Consortium:

Pupils' Progress 8 Scores Wandsworth
Source: Gov.uk

 

A positive Progress 8 score indicates that students, on average, have made more progress than expected, while a negative score suggests that they have made less progress than expected. A score of zero means that students have progressed as expected.

 

Wandsworth Grammar School Consortium: Leavers’ Destinations 

 

Leavers’ destinations here refers to the next steps that students take after completing their studies at grammar schools in Wandsworth. 

 

Universities forming the Russell Group are universally acclaimed for their noteworthy advancements in several fields of study, based on key performance indicators, such as research output, teaching quality and graduate employability. These universities are celebrated for leading innovative research initiatives and making breakthrough discoveries that redefine academic and industry standards.

 

These accomplishments have played a significant role in influencing global academic trends and practices. With a variety of programmes across diverse disciplines, these institutions continue to cultivate an environment of scholarly excellence, thereby contributing significantly to the global knowledge economy.

 

📊 The chart below shows the recent leavers’ destinations for grammar schools in Wandsworth:

Leavers' Destinations for grammar schools in Wandsworth

Source: Gov.uk

 

As the chart above shows, a significant number of students from the Wandsworth Consortium are offered places at top universities in the UK.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Grammar Schools in Wandsworth

 

How many grammar schools are there in Wandsworth?

 

Wandsworth is home to four grammar schools. They all administer the same entrance exam, better known as the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. Click here to access our articles on each of these schools and learn more about their educational offerings.

 

How can I register my child for the Wandsworth Year 6 Test?

 

All children applying for entry to Wandsworth’s grammar schools must be registered for the test through the Wandsworth Local Authority website. The closing date for applications is in September. 

 

As part of the admissions process, you will also be asked to submit a preference (CAF) form to the Local Authority by the October deadline.

 

Who is the 11+ exam provider for grammar schools in Wandsworth?

 

The 11+ exam provider for the Wandsworth grammar schools is GL Assessment.

 

What is the 11+ pass mark for schools in Wandsworth?

 

Pupils who are able to score 75-85%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Wandsworth Year 6 test. Click here to learn more.

 

 

The information provided about the Wandsworth Consortium was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.

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