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 2021 Entry

Although our testing days for September 2021 admission have passed,  our admissions are still open for individual recruitment for ages 11, 12, and 13 (Years 7 to 9) and Sixth Form.

The usual entrance testing would apply in all these cases.

Spring Open Week – Monday 26th – Friday 30th April 2021

Key Dates for 2022 Entry

Spring Open Week – Monday 26th – Friday 30th April 2021

Open Morning – Saturday 25th September 2021

Open Morning – Saturday 15th January 2022

Entrance Testing – Saturday 29th January 2022

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 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.

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