The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    11+ ADMISSIONS FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2018

    REGISTRATION FOR 11+ TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2018

    In January 2017, registration forms were sent to historically linked primary schools for distribution to parents of boys in Year 5. Parents are encouraged to complete the form online by using the link to the left of this page (11+ Registration form to take the tests in September 2017) or it can be downloaded as a hard copy (below) which should be sent to the school either by email or by post.  Registration forms must have been returned to The King's School or through the Primary School, if they requested this, by 31 MARCH 2017 if you wish your son to sit the tests at King's on 16 and 23 September 2017.

    MISSED THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION? - Please complete the form below and you will be able to lodge a late registration for your son to sit the tests (online registration is no longer available after 31 March 2017). Unfortunately we will not be able to guarantee that he can sit the tests on the formal testing dates of 16th & 23th September due to availability of space, however we will be able to arrange for him to complete the testing procedure either at a later session on those dates or on alternative dates - this will be confirmed at the beginning of the new academic year in September 2017 once final numbers are known.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION (FOR THE 11+ TESTS) AND APPLICATION FOR A PLACE  (VIA THE LOCAL AUTHORITY)  ARE QUITE SEPARATE AND BOTH PROCEDURES MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER THAT A STUDENT BE CONSIDERED FOR A PLACE IN SEPTEMBER 2018.

    11+ TESTING PROCEDURE FOR ENTRY IN 2018

    There are two tests administered by the Grammar Schools at the beginning of Year 6. Candidates are asked to take a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test specifically produced by GL Assessment, at King's if they have registered here, or by arrangement with another Lincolnshire Consortium Grammar School. Candidates will be required to record their answers on an Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet, being required to shade the correct choice on the OMR sheet.  Please note that the same tests are used in all Lincolnshire Consortium Grammar Schools and therefore may be taken only once in the school year in preparation for application to any of the Schools in the Lincolnshire Consortium.

    Practice papers, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning, will be made available to primary schools where a student has been registered to take the test at King's or if requested directly by a Primary School. If the practice papers cannot be used in your child’s primary school eg: if your child is at an out of county primary school who do not support the 11+, you can obtain commercially printed practice papers by Letts or GL Assessment (www.gl-assessment.co.uk). These come in packs, together with a guide for parents and a simplified administration and mark scheme, and are available from W H Smiths and other bookshops or from online retailers. They are similar in format to the actual 11+ tests, although they may contain more or fewer questions than the actual tests. You should buy the Multiple Choice Format, NOT the Standard Format tests:

    Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 - ISBN 978-0-7087-1987-9

    Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 - ISBN 978-0-7087-2049-3                           

    Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1- ISBN 978-0-7087-1986-2

    Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 - ISBN 978-0-7087-2048-6

    The practice tests are to ensure that candidates are familiar with the style of questions. Each real Test also has a short practice element; the Verbal Reasoning Test is preceded by a ten minute separate Preliminary Practice Test, and the Non-Verbal Reasoning Test is divided into sections each provided with at least one practice question.

    When the tests have been completed the OMR sheets are sent away for marking. Marks are standardised , making adjustments for age difference, to produce a qualification standard identifying suitability for Grammar School education in Lincolnshire. These results are returned to the grammar schools for distribution to parents, the primary schools that the candidates currently attend, in order that the child’s education record can be maintained, and Lincolnshire County Council so that the admissions team can ascertain which students are eligible to attend a grammar school.

    The qualification is a total standardised score of at least 220 on the two tests, and represents the ability of the most able 25% of pupils in the age group in primary schools in the selective areas of Lincolnshire. Please note that attainment of the minimum qualification standard does not of itself guarantee admission to any individual school.

    Application to the Grammar School of choice must be made through your home Local Authority, for Lincolnshire the deadline for this is 31 October 2017.  If your home Local Authority is not Lincolnshire you will need to follow instructions you receive from them regarding the application procedure and deadline.

    For further school admissions advice, please contact the School Admissions team at Lincolnshire County Council. More information can be found by calling 01522 782030 or by visiting their website:

    https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/schools/school-admissions

     

    1. Key Dates for Parents (Entry 2018)
    2. Letter to Parents of Y5 students
    3. The King's School Grantham Admission Policy for Academic Year 2018 - 2019
    4. LATE 11 Plus Registration Form 2018