Wycombe Abbey 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Wycombe Abbey is a girls’ independent boarding school set in a 170-acre estate in High Wycombe.  When the school was founded in 1896, the first cohort of girls numbered only 40. It now educates around 600 girls aged 11–18.

 

The school consistently appears at the top of league tables as one of the highest-performing schools in the country based on exam results. In 2017/18, 95.2% of all GCSE entries and 84.3% of all A-level entries achieved A*–A.

 

Alongside its academic curriculum, the school offers a wide range of recreational activities ranging from dance to bee-keeping.

 

As a boarding school, Wycombe Abbey promotes mixed-age bedrooms. The Living section of their website provides detailed information about living arrangements and life at the school.

 

Wycombe Abbey does offer a small number of day places each year.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wycombe Abbey

 

Address: Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE

County: Buckinghamshire
Admissions info
: registrar@wycombeabbey.com, 01494 897008

School Type: Girls’ independent boarding school

Number of Pupils: 600 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7:

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: November of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: CAT4 and School’s Own

 

Wycombe Abbey 11 Plus Admissions

 

Wycombe Abbey holds an Assessment Day in November each year to assess the academic potential and suitability of all applicants wishing to enter Year 7 the following year.

 

To be invited to the Assessment Day, your daughter must be registered with Wycombe Abbey by 1st June in the year prior to entry (when they are in Year 5).

 

For further information on Wycombe Abbey’s admissions procedures, please contact the Admissions Office.

 

Scholarships and bursaries are offered by the school.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wycombe Abbey

 

To be considered for a place at Wycombe Abbey, you need to register your daughter by sending the school a completed registration form, which can be requested via their website,  together with a fee of £250 by 1st June in the year prior to entry (when your daughter is in Year 5).

 

Before registering for a place at Wycombe Abbey, parents and children are advised to attend one of the school’s open mornings, which take place in June each year. Given the registration deadline, it is worth attending an open morning while your daughter is still in Year 3 or 4. You must book in advance to attend.

 

Wycombe Abbey 11 Plus Exam Format

 

There are two stages to the school’s assessment process for 11+ candidates:

 

Stage 1: Pretest (November)

 

Once registered, students are invited for assessments in November prior to the year of entry (when your daughter is in Year 6).

 

All candidates will sit an online pre-test consisting of Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

Following the Pretest, conditional offers will be made subject to success in the entrance exams, taking place on Assessment Day.

 

Stage 2: Assessment Day (November)

 

Candidates who have been made conditional offers will take papers in English and Mathematics and attend an interview.

 

Firm offers are made by Wycombe Abbey on the basis of performance in the entrance exams. All places must be accepted and a deposit paid by the first Monday in March.

 

For more information about Wycombe Abbey admissions, the school website has a useful FAQs page.

 

How to Prepare for the Wycombe Abbey 11 Plus Exam

 

Stage 1: Pretest

 

The Wycombe Abbey online pre-test is called CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) and tests Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

We have a number of CAT4 practice resources available, which can be used to build confidence ahead of the pre-tests.

 

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

 

Practice Tests

 

You can learn more about our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests by clicking on the links below. These CAT4 Practice Tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and is then available for review with answers and explanations provided for every question. We also provide comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so you can quickly identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

CAT4 Practice Test 1

 

CAT4 Practice Test 2

 

CAT4 Practice Test 3

 

CAT4 Practice Test 4

 

Video Courses

 

The following online video courses cover everything your child needs to know for each section of the CAT4 assessment. Each course consists of a series of lessons that go through each question type in great detail, providing step-by-step explanations and techniques to help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for. They cover every possible question type that could come up in the CAT4 test.

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

 

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Stage 2: Assessment Day

 

Our online practice papers for independent school entrance exams can be used to help identify any weaker areas in English and Mathematics that require additional work before the Entrance exams. Whilst we would recommend using the following practice papers, please note that they are designed to be challenging and may assess certain topics beyond the requirements of the WA Entrance Syllabus:

 

English

 

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

 

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

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Wycombe Abbey 11+ past papers. The information provided about Wycombe Abbey 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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