Before being offered a place at King’s Worcester, all candidates are required to undertake entrance tests. Our entrance testing for each age group is detailed below.
Key Dates for 2020 Entry
- Ages 11, 12, and 13: 25th January 2020
- Age 16 +: 30th or 31st January 2020
Please note that for ages 11, 12, and 13 (Years 7 to 9) it may be possible to consider an ‘in-year’ application. Also, depending on the size of our Year 9 group, we may be able to consider September entry into Year 10.
The usual entrance testing would apply in all these cases.
11+ Entrance Testing
There are up to fifty places for candidates who are not at either of our Junior Schools, at 11+. All candidates take papers in English, Mathematics, and Verbal Reasoning, and they also have a short interview.
13+ Entrance Testing
The number of places available at 13+ varies from year to year, depending on the size of our Year 8 group; we would advise parents to check with the school. All candidates take papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, and they also have a short interview.
Entrance Testing at Sixth Form
There is a specially-designed test, geared to the age group, which contains elements of English, mathematics, and spatial relationships. On the basis of this test, an interview, predicted GCSE grades, and a report from the candidate’s current school, offers are made which are conditional on a satisfactory performance at GCSE.
To qualify for entry to the Sixth Form, the minimum requirement for external candidates is usually six passes at least at grade 6 and a further two passes at grade 4 at GCSE. We would expect most of our Sixth Form applicants to comfortably exceed this. Ideally, candidates should expect to achieve a grade 7 or higher in any subject that is to be taken at A-level if these subjects have been taken at GCSE, but a 6 will usually be accepted.
For more information
We provide entrance testing information to all candidates as part of our application process. However, if you have any specific questions we would be more than happy to answer them. Please contact our Registrar Mrs Vickie Peckston on 01905 721742 for more information.