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Entrance Examinations and Sample Questions

Entrance Examinations for September 2017 Entry

The Whitgift Entrance Examinations for 2017 entry will be held on:
Thursday 5 January 2017 – 10+ and 11+ applicants
Monday 9 January 2017 – 12+, 13+ and 14+ applicants

Parents will receive information regarding the Entrance Examinations, by post, by the end of December.

10+ and 11+ candidates will be invited to the School on Thursday 5 January 2017 to sit tests in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.

12+, 13+ and 14+ candidates will be invited to the School on Monday 9 January 2017.  12+ candidates will sit tests in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. 13+ and 14+ candidates will sit tests in Mathematics, English and Science.

Section Française candidates (10+ to 14+) will sit an additional test in French, and Ruta Hispana candidates (10+ to 14+) will sit an additional test in Spanish.

Sixth Form candidates who have met the assessment criteria will be invited to the School to sit relevant tests (see application form for further details).  Early boarding applicants will sit tests on Thursday 6 October 2016.  Day applicants (and later boarding applicants if there are still boarding places available) will sit the Entrance Examination on Friday 3 March 2017.

In exceptional cases (for example for candidates who live abroad), it may be possible for the tests to be sat at an alternative venue.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@whitgift.co.uk or on 020 8633 9935.

Candidates whose first language is not English may also be required to sit an English as an Additional Language (EAL) test.

Sample Questions

Please find below sample Entrance Exam questions for English, Mathematics, Science, French and Spanish, according to the relevant entry level.