The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    INFORMATION ON ADMISSIONS FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2020

    REGISTRATION FOR 11+ TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2020

    Registration for boys to sit the 11+ tests in September 2019 (to be considered for entry in September 2020) will commence from 11 January 2019. Parents are encouraged to complete the registration form online by using the link to the left of this page, or it can be downloaded as a hard copy below and then returned to the school either by email or by post (both forms available until the deadline on 31 March). Registration forms are also sent to historically linked primary schools for distribution to parents of boys in Year 5.  Registration forms must have been returned directly to The King's School or through the Primary School, if they requested this, by 31 MARCH 2019 if you wish your son to sit the tests at King's on 14 and 21 September 2019.

    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 2020.

    MISSED THE DEADLINE?

    If you have not registered for the tests by the initial deadline of 31 March, it is still possible to register using the 'late registration form' which can be downloaded below. Please return this to the school as soon as possible by email (louise.wood@kings.lincs.sch.uk) or by post to the school address marking your envelope with 'admissions'.  Your son may be requested to attend a later test session on 14 & 21 September depending on classroom availability. You will be informed of this in September when final numbers are known.

    11+ TESTING PROCEDURE FOR ENTRY IN 2020

    Please see documents available to download at the bottom of this page.

    There are two tests administered by the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools for students when they are at the beginning of Year 6. Candidates are asked to take a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test & Spatial Awareness 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 mark a line for 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.

    A set of practice papers will be made available to primary schools where a student has been registered to take the test at King's. If the practice papers cannot be used in your child’s primary school e.g.: if your child is at a 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 Amazon, directly from the GL assessment online shop (see link above) or from other 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. New material has recently been released by the publisher (February 2019), details as follows:

    11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727645

    11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727652

    11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727669

    11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727614

    11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727621

    11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (Multiple Choice)

    9780708727638

    11+ Practice Papers Bundle of All Verbal 11+ Practice Packs (3 Packs)

    9780708727690

    11+ Practice Papers Bundle of All Non Verbal 11+ Practice Packs (3 Packs)

    9780708727706

    When the tests have been completed the OMR sheets are sent back to GL Assessment for marking. Scores 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, to the primary schools that the candidates currently attend, by consent, in order that the child’s education record can be maintained, and to Lincolnshire County Council if an application is made so that the admissions team can ascertain which students are eligible to attend a grammar school.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 separate Preliminary Practice Test, and the Non-Verbal Reasoning & Spatial Awareness Test is divided into sections each provided with at least one practice question.

    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 2019.  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 impartial 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 2020 entry
    2. The King's School Letter to parents of pupils in Year 5 (Entry 2020)
    3. Admissions Policy - 2020 to 2021
    4. Late 11 Plus Registration Form 2020