Firstly, you will find links to English Prep School Entrance Exams in this page.

Prep School Exam Papers 7+ 8+ 9+ 10+

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  • PrepSchool Past Papers 7+
  • Past Prep School Past Papers 8+
  • Prep School Past Papers 9+
  • Past Prep School Past Papers 10+

Prep (Preparatory) schools are those that cater for students up to the age of 13 to ‘prepare’ learners for school entrance to the public (expensive and exclusive schools for 13-18-year-olds) and independent secondary schools.

As each private school manages their own admission procedures, these vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and administer some kind of assessment.

For children, up to 7, a prep school would usually ‘assess’ prospective students through an interview and a taster day at the school. There are however schools the make use of 7+ formal assessments.

Prep School Exam Papers 7+

Sample papers from Haberdashers’ Aske’s boys school include 7+ English – Story writing (Haberdashers’ Aske’s)7+English – Comprehension (Haberdashers’ Aske’s)7+ English – Grammar (Haberdashers’ Aske’s) and 7+ Maths (Haberdashers’ Aske’s).

In 2013 and 2014, King’s College Wimbledon used the 7+English – Group A (King’s College School Wimbledon 2013) and  7+ Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon 2014) and also provided sample papers for 7+English (King’s College School Wimbledon)7+ Maths – Group A (King’s College School Wimbledon) and 7+ Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon).

Latymer Prep School provided the following sample papers:  7+ English (Latymer)7+ Maths (Latymer 1) and 7+ Maths (Latymer 2).

Prep School Exam Papers 8+

Dulwich College provides the following sample papers: 8+ English Sample Questions (Dulwich College) and 8+ Maths Sample Questions (Dulwich College).
For the years 2012 to 2014 the following papers were used by King’s College School Wimbledon: 8+ English (King’s College School Wimbledon 2013)8+ Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon 2014) and also 8+ Maths – Group B (King’s College School Wimbledon September 2012).

Prep School Exam Papers 9+

Alleyn’s Junior school has the following sample papers available: 9+ English Sample Paper 1 (Alleyn’s Junior School)9+ English Sample Paper 2 (Alleyn’s Junior School) and also  9+ Maths Sample Paper (Alleyn’s Junior School).

In 2014, this was King’s College Wimbledon’s Maths paper: 9+ Maths (King’s College School Wimbledon 2014).

However, for 2105 King’s Colleges School Wimbledon used the following English papers: 9+ English – Reading Group C (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015)9+English – Writing Group C (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015)9+ English – Writing (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015) and also 9+ English – Reading (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015).

Prep School Exam Papers 10+

In 2015 these were used at King’s College School Wimbledon: 10+ English – Reading Group D (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015)10+English – Writing Group D (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015)10+ English – Reading (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015)10+ English – Writing (King’s College School Wimbledon 2015) and this sample paper, 10+ Maths – Group D (King’s College School Wimbledon).

Past papers from Emanuel school include: 10+ Maths (Emanuel), 10+English (Emanuel 2011) and 10+ English (Emanuel 2010)

 

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School Research

Giving children a say in what and how they learn has shown great benefits, not only to the students but also helps teachers relay information more effectively. This seems to be a very viable approach, especially within the independent school system. As independent schools are not bound to the National Curriculum, they can use this feedback from appointed ‘Dons’ to shape how and what they teach.

Some independent schools appoint learners as what they call a ‘Don’. A ‘Don’ will give feedback to the teacher on what they (and those in their class) are learning and how they are learning. A Don is a student leader in important departments of the school. They are usually associated with academic departments. You would, therefore, get a Don for Maths or Biology, but there may also be a Don for other departments like Library. These Dons can then do the following

  • Lead activities for younger learners
  • Organise external speakers and organise extracurricular societies
  • Pop up at A level choices fairs to tell potential subscribers “what it’s really like”
  • Offer heads of department feedback on lessons and curriculum
  • Lobby for changes in what and how they are taught