Wallington County Grammar School

Familiarisation Tests

WCGS PTFA will again be running familiarisation tests in 2020 to give both boys and girls currently 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.

About the tests

There is a choice of two different tests both of which include an English and a Maths paper.  In each test the English and Maths papers will last 40 minutes with a short break between them.

Test A includes one Maths paper and one English paper.  Test B includes different Maths and English papers so if you want your child to have two practice experiences using our familiarisation tests make sure you check the dates carefully and book one A and one B test.  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. 

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

Price

The price of each test session (which includes both an English and a Maths paper) will be £40, however a number of free test places will be available for children eligible for pupil premium funding or free school meals (see below).

Test dates

We will be holding morning and afternoon sessions on the following dates in 2020:

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.

 

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 due to either no answer or multiple answers being provided
  • ​​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​

Pupil Premium/Free School Meals

As in previous years, students in Year 5 who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding or Free School Meals will be able to apply to sit one Test A for free.  Parents will be able to apply for one of these PTFA funded places in the following way:

  • For students whose school receives Pupil Premium Funding you will need a letter from your child's school to prove they receive pupil premium for them.  Please then email this letter to us at: tests@wcgsptfa.org and we will be in touch with the next step.

  • For students currently eligible for Free School Meals please visit https://pps.lgfl.org.uk, enter your details and either take a photograph or screenshot of the page that shows your entitlement to Free School Meals.  Please then email this to us at: tests@wcgsptfa.org and we will be in touch with the next step.

Successful applicants will be given a confirmation code to enable them to book a Test A place at no cost to them.  Please note that this must be obtained prior to booking.
 

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