Here is a comprehensive list, including Eton past papers.

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Eton past papers

  • Eton past papers for Eton College entrance exams.
  • Cambridge Past Papers for Cambridge entrance exams.
  • Canterbury Past Papers for Canterbury entrance exams.

We hope you find these useful!

 

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Eton past papers for Eton College entrance

Firstly, here are our Years 3-6 past papers for Eton College, Canterbury College and for Cambridge College.

Year 3 Creative Writing (St Mary’s School).

Maths (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 3 Non Verbal Reasoning (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Creative Writing (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 4 Maths (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Creative Writing (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 5 Maths (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 6 Creative Writing (St Mary’s Cambridge).

 

Past papers Eton College

Year 8 English (St Mary’s Cambridge).

French (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 8 German (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Maths  (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 8 Spanish (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Y10 Chemistry (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 10 English as Aditional Language (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Y10 English (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 10 French (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Y10 German (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 10 Maths (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Y10 Physics (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Year 10 Spanish (St Mary’s Cambridge).

 

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Streatham Prep Schools Entrance.  /     Sutton Private Schools Entrance Exams.  /     Wandsworth Private School Entrance.  /     Westminster Private School Entrance Exams.  /     Wimbledon Prep Schools Entrance Exams.  /     Independent 6th Forms Guide.  /     London’s Private Schools.  /     Our Guide to Independent Schools across London.  /    Guide to Prep Schools across London.  /     Private School Admissions (A-M) for London.  /     Private School Exams for the GDST and GSA Consortiums

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Past papers Canterbury Cambridge 13+

13+ English 2017 (Kings School Canterbury)

English (St Mary’s Cambridge)

13+ English as Additional Language (St Mary’s Cambridge)

French (St Mary’s Cambridge)

13+ German (St Mary’s Cambridge)

Latin (St Mary’s Cambridge)

13+ Maths 2017 (Kings School Canterbury)

Maths (St Mary’s Cambridge)

13+ Spanish (St Mary’s Cambridge)

 

King’s Scholarship Past papers

13+ King’s Scholarship English 2013 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship English 2014 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship English 2015 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship English 2016 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship French 2013 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship French 2014 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship French 2015 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship French 2016 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship French Specimen 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 2013 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 insert 2013 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 2014 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 insert 2014 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 2015 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 insert 2015 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 2016 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 1 insert 2016 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 2 2013 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 2 2014 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship –  Paper 2 2015 (Eton)

13+ King’s Scholarship –  Paper 2 2016 (Eton)

King’s Scholarship Greek 2013 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Greek 2014 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Greek 2015 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Greek 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Past papers

13+ King’s Scholarship History Divinity Geography 2013 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship History Divinity Geography 2014 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship History Divinity Geography 2015 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship History Divinity Geography 2016 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Latin 2013 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Latin 2014 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Latin 2015 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Latin 2016 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Maths A 2013 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Maths A 2014 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Maths A 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Maths B 2013 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Maths B 2014 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Maths B 2015 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Maths B 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Science (data) 2013 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Science (data) 2014 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Science (data) 2015 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Science (data) 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Science (theory) 2013 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Science (theory) 2014 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Science (theory) 2015 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Science (theory) 2016 (Eton College)

King’s Scholarship Spanish 2016 (Eton College)

13+ King’s Scholarship Spanish Specimen Paper 2016 (Eton College)

Past papers Canterbury Cambridge 13+

13+ Scholarship English 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Scholarship French 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

13+ Scholarship General 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Scholarship History 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

13+ Scholarship Latin 2015 (King’s School Canterbury)

Scholarship Maths Paper 1 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

13+ Scholarship Maths Paper 2 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Scholarship Religious Studies 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

13+ Scholarship Research Essay 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Scholarship Spanish 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

 

Various schools’ Past papers

16+ Art  (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Art History 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Biology (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Biology 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Biology 2015 (Rugby School).

Biology Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School).

16+ Business Studies & Economics (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Chemistry 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Chemistry 2015 (Rugby School).

Chemistry Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School).

16+ Chemistry (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Computing (Rugby School).

16+Computing Mark Scheme (Rugby School).

Classic Civilisation 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Classical Civilisation 2015 (Rugby School).

Classical Civilisation Mark Scheme (Rugby School).

16+ Classical Civilisation (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Design and Technology (Rugby School).

16+ Design & Technology Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School).

Drama (St Mary’s Cambridge).

16+ Economics 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

English  2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ English 2017 (Rugby School).

English 2015 (Rugby School).

16+ English as Additional Language (St Mary’s Cambridge).

English Literature (St Mary’s Cambridge)

16+ English (St Mary’s Cambridge)

French  2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

More Various Past papers

16+ French (Rugby School)

French (St Mary’s Cambridge)

16+ General Paper 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Geography (Rugby School)

16+ Geography Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School)

Geography (St Mary’s Cambridge)

16+ German 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

German (Rugby School)

16+ German (St Mary’s Cambridge)

Greek 2017 (Rugby School)

16+ Greek Mark Scheme (Rugby School)

History (Rugby School)

16+ History Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School)

History (St Mary’s Cambridge)

16+ Latin Paper 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Latin Specimen Paper (Rugby School)

16+ Latin Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School)

Latin (St Mary’s Cambridge)

16+ Mandarin Paper 2017 (King’s School Canterbury)

Maths 2016 (King’s School Canterbury)

Plus, 16+ Maths Specimen Paper 1 (Rugby School)

And Maths Mark Scheme 1 (Rugby School).

Next, 16+ Maths Specimen Paper 2 (Rugby School).

Then, Maths Mark Scheme 2 (Rugby School).

Finally, 16+ Maths Sample Exam (St Mary’s Cambridge).

More Past papers

16+ Modern Languages Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School)

Music 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Music 2015 (Rugby School).

Music Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School).

16+ Music Sample Exam (music clip required from school) (St Mary’s Cambridge).

PE 2015 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ PE (Rugby School).

Philosophy 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Physics 2015 (Rugby School).

Physics Mark Scheme 2015 (Rugby School).

16+ Physics (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Politics (St Mary’s Cambridge).

16+ Psychology (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Religious Studies 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Religious Education (PhilTheo) Specimen Paper (Rugby School).

Religious Studies Mark Scheme 2016 (Rugby School).

16+ Spanish 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

Spanish (Rugby School).

16+ Spanish (St Mary’s Cambridge).

Theatre Studies 2017 (King’s School Canterbury).

16+ Theatre Studies 2016 (Rugby School).

Theatre Studies Mark Scheme 2016 (Rugby School).

16+ Theatre Studies 2017 (Rugby School).

Textiles (St Mary’s Cambridge).

16+ Theology (St Mary’s Cambridge).

COMMON APPLICATION FORM 2019

There are often stories of disappointment from people allocated inappopriate schools. Or even unacceptable for their child. There are various reasons that this may happen. Although, it’s often because parents did not:

  • Grasp the admission criteria for their chosen schools.
  • Comprehend the process of allocating schools – the Equal Preference System.

It really should not happen that children lose out on school places. Certainly, not because their school preferences were entered incorrectly on the CAF (Common Application Form). Often this happens because parents listen to a headteacher or teacher.

Even Headteachers and teachers are not always aware of the best procedure. Or able to advise on the correct way to complete the CAF. Often, parents have entered the following order of preferences on the CAF on the advice of their child’s Headteacher.

  1. Preferred grammar school, not a catchment school.
  2. Local Comprehensive school, heavily over-subscribed.
  3. Local, catchment grammar school.

COMMON APPLICATION FORM 2021 Part II

One set of parents were advised to put the comprehensive school as high as possible on the form if they wanted a chance of getting a place. The Headteacher was under the impression that if the child qualified for grammar school; the comprehensive school will automatically be ignored. She was wrong.

Unfortunately, the Admissions Department could not allocate the child a place in the grammar school. Even though the child did qualify for a one. Although he/she qualified for grammar school allocation, the first preference school was oversubscribed. Therefore the Admissions Department automatically moved to the next preference school. The Admissions Department had to believe that that was what the parents intended. To therefore award the child a place at the comprehensive school.

The only solution for the parent was to go on to the waiting lists for both grammar schools. To hope that a place would become available at one of the. Or to fight an over-subscription appeal for both schools. Luckily, on this occasion, a place came up at the local, catchment grammar school in the second round of allocations.

As the example above shows, even experienced professionals can give incorrect advice, despite their best intentions.

In many areas of the country, the CAF allows you to express up to six preferences. This is generally sufficient for most parents. However, in certain areas, there are only three spaces on the CAF, and completing the form presents considerable challenges.

The golden rule for completing the CAF is that you should always put the schools in your real order of preference.

COMMON APPLICATION FORM 2021 Part IV

Remember when completing the CAF:

  1. If your child is taking the 11+, list all your preferred grammar schools above any other type of schools.
  2. Be realistic. If a certain grammar school is 15 miles away then don’t list it as a preference. Although if you live only 8-9 miles away, take a chance.
  3. Your last preference school should be your ultimate fallback if all else fails. Therefore, make sure it is still a school that will be acceptable. Plus, one that your child is certain to get a place.
  4. Keep a copy of your CAF (print the online version or make a copy of the form signed and dated version). You will be very glad if you decide to appeal. Then need to prove what you filled in.
  5. Get proof that your application form has been sent. Take a screenshot or send it by recorded mail. You can even phone the local authority a few days later to confirm.
  6. If you have any questions – ASK. You only have one opportunity to apply for secondary school places. So make sure you do it right.
  7. If your child does not get a place at any of your listed preferences, your home local authority will allocate your child a place. Check carefully with your local Admissions Department. Or with the School Choice Advisers.

 

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School entrance exams he has prepared students for include:

  • Eton.
  • Harrow.
  • Westminster.
  • St. Paul’s.
  • Winchester.
  • Wellington College.
  • Radley.
  • Wycombe Abbey.
  • Downe House.
  • St. Paul’s Girls.
  • Latymer Upper.

To top that, ALL his students have received offers and secured places at their first-choice schools.