Queen Anne's School, Caversham

Queen Anne's School, Henley Road, Caversham, Berkshire, England, RG4 6DXMap Icon

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11+ & 13+ Entry

At Queen Anne’s School, we seek to assess each girl on an individual basis. We are looking for potential and to reward what has been done well, rather than identify mistakes and penalise errors.

Pre-Assessment

Our 11+ and 13+ Assessment Day takes place in October, prior to Common Entrance in January.  Girls will take short papers in English, Mathematics, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning and will also be involved in a group interview.  Fun activities also take place during the day.

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning papers can easily be purchased for practise purposes.  For each question, there is an example and the invigilator will go through the examples with the girls prior to starting the paper.  It is important to read the question and remember whether the answer needs to be circled, underlined or ticked.  If there is an alphabet question, the alphabet is usually printed at the beginning of the question; therefore your daughter should not waste time writing it out.

Your daughter would be well advised to progress slowly and carefully through each question rather than rush through to the end and then find they have time left over.

Common Entrance

The Common Entrance Examinations are used for assessing boys and girls who transfer to senior schools at the ages of 11+ and 13+.  The syllabuses are devised and regularly monitored by the Independent Schools’ Examination Board (ISEB) composed of representatives of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC), the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).  The papers are set by examiners appointed by the Board, but the answers are marked by the senior school for which a candidate is entered.

Where the candidates are at schools which sit Common Entrance, they are entered by their school for the examination on a form provided automatically by the ISEB.  Please check whether your daughter’s school will register her for the Common Entrance or whether you need to register her with the ISEB yourself.  Where candidates are at schools which do not normally enter candidates for the examination, parents should contact the ISEB here.

Key Dates for 11+ Entry in 2014

  • Assessment Day – 12 October 2013
  • Results – 25 October 2013
  • Closing date for scholarship and bursary applications – 18 November 2013
  • Closing Date for registering with the ISEB – 1 December 2013
  • Art Scholarship – 15 January 2014
  • Music Scholarship – 16 January 2014
  • Drama Scholarship – 16 January 2014
  • Sport Scholarship – 17 January 2014
  • ISEB Common Entrance Examinations (English, Mathematics and Science) - 20-21 January 2014
  • Results – 31 January 2014

Key Dates for 13+ Entry in 2014

  • Assessment Day – 12 October 2013
  • Results – 25 October 2013
  • Closing date for scholarship and bursary applications – 18 November 2013
  • Closing Date for registering with the ISEB – 1 December 2013
  • ISEB Common Entrance Examinations:
  • English Paper 1 – 27 January 2014
  • Mathematics – Non-calculator – 27 January 2014
  • English Paper 2 – 28 January 2014
  • Mathematics – Calculator – 28 January 2014
  • Science Paper – 29 January 2014
  • Art Scholarship  - 30 January 2014
  • Music Scholarship – 30 January 2014
  • Drama Scholarship – 30 January 2014
  • Sport Scholarship – 31 January 2014
  • Results – 7 February 2014

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