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Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Basic information: Wakefield Girls’ Junior School is an independent school in Wakefield. It’s part of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation together with WGHS Senior school, educating in line with the motto Each For All and All For God. [1]

 

Curriculum: Performing exceptionally well, the Wakefield schools offer a broad and relevant education, comprising disciplines which help girls comprehend and navigate the world beyond school. Learning takes place in spacious and well-equipped classrooms, ensuring that the school’s commitment to success is reflected in each aspect of its offering. 

 

Co-curricular: Wakefield Girls’ Junior is a happy place, providing 55 co-curricular clubs to boost the quality of school life and engage girls in pursuits of their choice. There’s also an annual residential trip, organised with the aim of maximising pupils’ spirit of independence while they forge lasting friendships. [2]

 

Facilities: The Wakefield schools feature an array of cutting-edge facilities for both academic and non-academic purposes. An Astroturf, several netball and tennis courts, an indoor sports hall, a science block and a recording studio are just a few to mention, enriching the learning experience. [3]

 

Aiming to empower girls at every step of their educational journey, the school encourages an unbiased approach to study and inspires a commitment to excellence. In return, pupils deliver strong performance, adapting academically, socially and morally to the high standards secured by the 150 years old reputable ethos. 

 

Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Information

 

Address: 2 St. John’s Square Wakefield WF1 2QX

County: West Yorkshire

Admissions info: wjoffice@wgsf.net or 01924 374577

School type: Independent day school for girls

Open days: April

8+ Exam date: January of Year 3

 

Open Events for Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Entry

 

For 8+ applicants, the school hosts an open event in April, called Forrest School, Robotics and Creative Day. During the event, your daughter will have the unique opportunity to attend Forest School activities and engage in exciting robotics lessons. More details are available on this page

 

Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Admissions

 

Applicants for Year 4 entry are assessed on Taster day (in January). The admissions process also takes into consideration confidential references from your daughter’s current school.

 

The exams will assess her skills across three key areas and, if she performs well, she may receive an offer of a place. 

 

Please note that the registration fee is £50 and the acceptance deposit is £200.

 

Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships are not available to 8+ applicants. Please reach out to the school to learn if you can apply for a bursary. 

 

Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Format

 

The Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English comprehension 
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning 

 

The English assessment examines comprehension skills, including inference and vocabulary, 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 Verbal Reasoning section of the exam is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

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 Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Assessment 

 

To successfully prepare your child for the Wakefield Girls’ 8+ entrance exam, we recommend using practice tests. Our resources fully reflect the actual 8+ exam by covering all the question types that could come up, whilst helping your child become familiar with the exam layout. 

 

Coupled with a structured study plan, our practice tests will help you define any weak areas that require additional work at the earliest. They will also help you recognise your child’s strengths, resulting in a significant boost of their confidence in the lead up to the big day.

 

The majority of our 8+ 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 tens 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 Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

8+ English Pack 1

8+ English Pack 2

8+ English Pack 3

8+ English Pack 4

8+ English Pack 5

 

Comprehension Skills

 

8+ Reading Workbook

8+ English: Inference Skills

8+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

 

The Complete Guide to 8+ Comprehension

 

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 Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus maths test:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

8+ Mathematics Pack 1

8+ Mathematics Pack 2

8+ Mathematics Pack 3

8+ Mathematics Pack 4

8+ Mathematics Pack 5

 

Targeted Skill Development

 

8+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

8+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 

 

The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus exam:

 

8+ Reasoning Pack 1 

8+ Reasoning Pack 2

8+ Reasoning Pack 3 

8+ Reasoning Pack 4 

8+ Reasoning Pack 5

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8 Plus entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:

 

8+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Wakefield Girls’ Junior School 8+ past papers. The information provided about Wakefield Girls’ Junior 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.

 

Other entry points for Wakefield Girls’ High School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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