Tudor Hall School, Banbury, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

11+

Introduction

 

Tudor Hall School is an independent day and boarding school for girls in Oxfordshire. It was founded in 1850 in Salisbury and moved to its current location in 1946. Considered a high-performing school, Tudor Hall has named its four houses after the Royal Houses that ruled over England: Tudor, Stuart, Lancaster and York. [1]

 

In line with its rich tradition, the school provides relevant education, characterised by a wealth of academic and non-academic opportunities such as science, philosophy, ICT, drama, Classics and languages. To maximise pupils’ learning skills and problem-solving abilities, Tudor Hall also offers the Aim Higher programme, which encompasses conferences, sessions and the Tudor Diploma, along with its four distinctive sections: Academic, Adventure Learning, Co-curricular and Habeo ut dem. [2]

 

Habeo ut dem (I have that I may give) is the school’s motto, adopted by every member of the school’s community and reflected in almost every community-related activity. Tudor Hall boasts a busy and productive charity committee that organises outreach events with local community groups and schools on a regular basis, boosting girls’ altruistic qualities and their awareness of the needs of others. [3]

 

The co-curricular programme features MUN (Model United Nations), encouraging students to discuss and address a wide selection of issues, including human rights, globalisation and care for the environment. Through these activities, girls learn how to articulate their opinions, effectively communicate, research and negotiate, and thus maximise a range of pertinent skills, highly sought-after in the 21st century workplace. [4]

 

Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Wykham Park, Banbury OX16 9UR

County: Oxfordshire

Admissions info: admissions@tudorhallschool.com or 01295 756259

School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls

Open day: May and October

11+ Exam date: October of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Tudor Hall strongly encourages prospective families to visit the campus and learn details about the admissions process. Open Days typically take place in the Spring and Autumn terms, offering you and your child the opportunity to tour facilities and meet key members of the teaching staff. Please click here to learn how to book. 

 

Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Following the visit, you may wish to register your daughter for the 11+ assessments, which take place in October of the year preceding entry. Registration forms, which can be accessed through this page, should be submitted together with a £100 registration fee. 

 

Following this step, the school will request a confidential reference from your daughter’s current Headteacher. Offers of places are based on a quality reference and successful performance in formal examinations and interview. Please note that acceptance of places includes a payment of a deposit. 

 

Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Tudor Hall offers Academic, Visual Arts, Drama and Music Scholarships. The value of these awards is £1000 per annum. 

 

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of your daughter’s performance on scholarship assessment day, during which she will be tested in the areas of Maths and English. Application forms can be accessed through this page

 

Drama Scholarships are awarded following an audition and short interview. Music Scholarship applicants should perform at a minimum of Grade 3 standard and will be expected to demonstrate some theoretical knowledge, as well. 

 

For Visual Arts Scholarships, the school will evaluate applicants on the basis of a portfolio, which can be in a variety of media. 

 

Tudor Hall offers means-tested bursaries to applicants from low-income families, which can be valued at up to 100% of fees. The application process will require you to submit details about your assets and income, on the basis of which the level of financial assistance will be determined. 

 

Please note that these awards are reassessed annually and may vary in worth, depending on changes in your financial circumstances. 

 

Forces discounts are also available. They are typically valued at 20% off boarding fees for pupils who apply for 11+ entry. 

 

Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Tudor Hall School 11+ entrance examination consists of the following papers:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • 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 daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess your daughter’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary. 

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Tudor Hall School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 11+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 11+ exam preparation which can help you identify the strong and weak areas in your daughter’s knowledge base. 

 

Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your daughter’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust her study schedule accordingly. The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.

 

Whilst age-appropriate, our practice tests are challenging, and are successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year. Practical and convenient, they are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your daughter prepare for the Tudor Hall School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Tudor Hall School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Tudor Hall School 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Tudor Hall School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your daughter’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Tudor Hall School 11+ maths test:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Money

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

 

11+ Position & Direction

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

To develop your daughter’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Tudor Hall School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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