Entry at 11+ and 13+

Applications

Candidates should be registered at least two years prior to entry by submission of a registration form, accompanied by the (non-returnable) registration fee (currently £200).   

Please note that all candidates should have a good command of written and spoken English.

 

Assessment

All registered candidates attend an assessment day at Wycombe Abbey in the Autumn Term prior to the proposed year of entry. The assessment day is an important part of the entry procedure. It is designed to provide the candidate with a taste of life at Wycombe Abbey, while allowing us to assess both her academic ability and her general personality and suitability for life in a busy boarding environment.

Academic ability is assessed by means of an online test of verbal, non-verbal and mathematical reasoning.  Girls will also have an individual interview with a senior member of staff and take part in small group activities with different departments. A report from the candidate's current Head teacher will also be requested at this stage.

 

Girls who have expressed interest in a Music Scholarship will have a short interview with the Director of Music on the assessment day.  Selected candidates will be invited to return for music auditions in the Spring Term.

 

Following the Assessment Day, conditional offers of places will be made, subject to success in the entrance examinations in January.

 

Entrance Examinations

11+ candidates take Common Entrance examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.  These examinations are taken in the January prior to entry.

 

13+ candidates take Common Entrance examinations in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese).  There are also optional papers in Latin and Greek.

 

13+ candidates may sit the  Wycombe Abbey Scholarship examinations as an alternative to Common Entrance.  Girls will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese).  There are also optional papers in Latin and Greek. Candidates may be offered a place on the basis of their performance in the Scholarship examinations even if they do not win an award.  Scholarship examinations are held at Wycombe Abbey in the January prior to entry.


Common Entrance examinations are administered by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB).  Past papers and syllabuses are available from their website: www.iseb.co.uk.  Girls attending preparatory schools registered with ISEB will be entered for the examinations by their current schools.  Those attending other schools, whether in the United Kingdom or overseas, should enter directly with ISEB.  All candidates sit the Common Entrance examinations at their current school by arrangement or at an independent external invigilation centre.

 

To visit the ISEB site click here.

 

Firm offers of places are made on the basis of performance in the entrance examinations.  Places must be accepted and a deposit paid by the first Monday in March.