Wallington County Grammar School

Familiarisation Tests

2024 Familiarisation Tests

Test places are now on sale

About the tests

WCGS PTFA have been running familiarisation tests since 2015 to give boys and girls in Year 5 an opportunity to experience what it is like to sit an 11+ entrance examination.  The tests are designed to provide a learning experience for your child, helping to prepare them for what they will encounter when sitting real entrance exams.  All of our tests will be held at Wallington County Grammar School.  We do not offer any online tests.

As in previous years we will be offering two different tests.  Test A will consist of one Maths paper and one English paper. Test B will consist of a different Maths and English paper.  The English and Maths papers will each last 40 minutes with a short break between them.

Both Test A and Test B will be multiple choice and will be set to the same standard based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum.  

Please note that our papers do not mimic the exact format of any particular school's entrance examinations.

Comprehensive feedback will be provided for each child for both papers as outlined in the "Test Results" section below.

Test dates

We will be holding tests in the morning and afternoon on the following dates in 2024:

Test Date Morning Afternoon
Test A Sat 11 May Sold out Available
Sun 12 May Sold out Available
Sat 18 May Available Available
Sun 19 May Available Available
Sat 1 Jun Available Available
Test B Sun 2 Jun Available Available
Sat 22 Jun Available Available
Sun 23 Jun Available Available
Sat 29 Jun Available Available
Sun 30 Jun Available Available

 

You may book either test for your child or you may wish to consider booking both tests.  Please note that when booking you may book multiple dates for the same child before paying, however if you are booking for more than one child you will need to book and pay for each child separately.

Price

The price of each test session will be £45, however a limited number of free test places will be available for children eligible for pupil premium funding.  Details of how to apply for these free places are set out below.

Test Results

  • Test A results will be published shortly after the completion of all Test A sessions; similarly Test B results will be published after all Test B sessions have finished.
  •  An overview of each child's results will be sent out by email to the email address used when making the test booking.  In addition, results for all candidates will be published on this website by candidate number and will be available for download in both pdf and Excel formats.
  • The following feedback will be provided for each child:
    • Raw scores in English and Maths
    • Standardised score in English and Maths and a combined overall score
    • ​A breakdown of the child's score by topic for both the English and Maths papers to help identify areas where the child did well or where perhaps more attention is required
    • Feedback on the number of questions for which no mark was awarded (eg. incorrect answer given, no answer given)
  • To help understand each child's performance relative to those sitting each test the following information will also be published:
    • The standardised score for each candidate by candidate number together with each child's relative ranking within the cohort sitting the test
    • The average raw English and Maths scores
  • The test papers are the property of the PTFA and will not be made available to parents, tutors or any third party​

Free places for children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

As in previous years, we have a limited number of free Test A places available for students in Year 5 who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

If you wish to apply for a free place, you will need a letter from your child's school to prove they receive pupil premium for them. You must email this letter to us at: tests@wcgsptfa.org and be issued with a code before booking.  If you book without the code you will be charged the full price.

Please note:

  • Please do NOT contact Wallington County Grammar School about these tests.  If you have any queries please email: tests@wcgsptfa.org
  • Wallington County Grammar School will be used only as a venue for the tests.  The staff of the School are not involved in the writing or marking of papers and are not used for invigilation purposes. 
  • Further information can be found on our FAQs page