2024 Familiarisation Tests
Test places will go on sale at noon (12pm) on 1 January 2024 on this webpage.
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.
We will be holding tests in the morning and afternoon on the following dates in 2024:
|Test A||Sat 11 May||9:30am - 11:15am||1:30pm - 3:15pm|
|Sun 12 May|
|Sat 18 May|
|Sun 19 May|
|Sat 1 Jun|
|Test B||Sun 2 Jun|
|Sat 22 Jun|
|Sun 23 Jun|
|Sat 29 Jun|
|Sun 30 Jun|
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.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and be issued with a code before booking. If you book without the code you will be charged the full price.
Note: You may email proof of eligibility before our 2024 tests go on sale.
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We will not use your email address for any other purposes and we will delete it from our records once 2024 test places are put on sale.