Candidates who wish to be considered for entry to The Leys must complete an assessment.More Information
Candidates registered for entry to Year 7 will be tested in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning in the January of the year of entry. The English and Mathematics tests will be broadly in line with the National Curriculum Key Stage 2. Early notification is requested if any individual is unable to attend on the specified test date or if the candidate requires special access arrangements.
Please note that no offer can be made until a report has been obtained from the candidate’s previous school. No report will be requested without the consent of parents.
Candidates must be registered before sitting the test.
The syllabus content for the Entrance Examination at 11+ will be based upon the National Curriculum Year 6 programme of study.
At Entrance for 11+ candidates will be required to take one 45 minute non-calculator paper.
Candidates should bring a pen, pencil, rubber and ruler.
The aim of the 11+ English Exam is to provide candidates with the chance to display their comprehension and writing skills (including spelling, punctuation and grammar). The paper is
60 minutes and candidates are advised to spend approximately 30 minutes on each section.
Section A: Comprehension
The paper will consist of a fictional extract(s), appropriate in language and style for the age range, followed by questions.
These may include:
Section B: Writing
This will offer the candidates the chance to write a story (or part of one), or a description, letter or some equivalent piece of writing. All tasks will be thematically related to, or arising from, the passage given. It is hoped the candidates will be able to demonstrate their abilities by writing in an accurate, detailed and lively way.
No special preparation is required and candidates will be provided with a specimen paper prior to taking the tests.