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Prep school 8+ exams intro

9+ exams are used by various independent schools for entry into Year 5. While most schools have an entrance at 7+ for entry into Year 3, some schools have entry into Year 4 and these are known as the 8+ entrance examinations.

Our premium 8 plus exams practice includes both

FREE Sample English 8+ and Maths 8+ papers

London Schools using 8 plus Exams

  • Chepstow House
  • Dulwich College
  • Garden House School
  • Harrodian
  • Ibstock Place Prep School
  • King’s College Junior School
  • St Paul’s Juniors (formerly Colet Court)
  • St Philip’s Roman Catholic Prep School
  • Sussex House School
  • Westminster Under School
  • Westminster Cathedral Choir School
  • Wetherby Preparatory School

Our Other Prep School Entrance Exams

8+ examination for prep school entry

The ISEB pretests described in the YouTube video above are used to select students for Year 2 entry into top schools across the country.

8+ Maths Sample Questions (Dulwich College)
8+Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon 2014)
8+ Maths – Group B (King’s College School Wimbledon September 2012)

9+ Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon 2014)


How best to use School Entrance Tests‘ 8+ past papers

Here is our step-by-step guide to encourage the best form of school entrance test practice. This is using the practice materials which are closest to your 8+ school entry exam. This is why we offer the very latest school entrance 8+ past paers. These are the best source for your child to use.

Step by step guide to using 8+ School Entrance Tests‘ past papers

  1. You need to search the School Entrance Tests‘ Index to access 8+ entry practice past papers.
  2. Check that you have the correct exam format for the prep school you are applying for here.
  3. Download the most recent 8+ exam papers available on that page or post for your child to go through.
  4. Schedule revision sessions at least once a week. Ideally first thing in the morning on either Saturday or Sunday. Ideally both days!
  5. Initially, use the first 1-2 revision sessions to familiarise your child with the 8+ exam format and the different types of question in the 8+ exam.
  6. As they complete more practice 8+ papers (from earlier academic years) your child will perfect their 8+ exam technique*
  7. Note those sub-tests (for example the 11 plus for grammar school entry has four separate papers or subtests.

Our notes for using past school entry papers

Firstly, the above Guide to using 8+ past papers may occur alongside your child’s tutor.

Also, we also offer more challenging past 8+ papers for revision. These are supplied by our practice 8+ exam partners because of their reputaiton for providing high quality and engaging online (mock) exams. We recommend incorporately these at the asterisked step 5. *