Late Testing – Applications for entry into Year 7
Anyone, other than those who took the 11+ assessment for admission during the previous year and was unsuccessful, may approach the school to sit a late test for Year 7 entry.
Candidates still in Year 6 will take the two GL Assessment tests which form the 11+ Examination. Candidates who achieve the standardised qualifying score will, depending on the degree of lateness of the application either:
• be considered according to the timetable set out in the coordinated scheme; or
• be considered for entry if there are still places available after national offer day in March; or
• be placed on the reserve list, if all the places have been filled.
Testing for Mid-Year Admissions
Candidates who are in Year 7 at another school and who have not taken the 11+ assessment during the previous year will be required to sit the GL Assessment papers appropriate to the cohort. These will be marked and standardised to the common Lincolnshire Standard. It should be noted that the child may only be tested once for Year 7 entry, be this whilst the student in Year 6 or Year 7.
Those who achieve the standardised qualifying score in the test and make an application to the school will either:
• be offered a place if there are still places available or
• be placed on the reserve list (if still in operation), if all the places have been filled.
Candidates who took the 11+ tests whilst in Year 6 and who did not achieve the minimum qualifying score cannot be retested for late entry into Year 7 but may apply to sit the school’s entrance test for entry into Year 8 or later.
Testing for Entry to Years 8, 9, 10 and 11
Applicants for entry into Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be required to take a nationally standardised test. This will test a student’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial ability through the use of age-appropriate Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT) provided by GL Assessment to assess their suitability for admission to the School. The papers are sent away for external marking for students in all year groups and results can take up to 10 working days. The standardised results indicate if a child is in the top 25% of the ability range nationally.
For both the 11+ and Cognitive Ability Test, if the outcome indicates that a student is in the top 25% of the ability range and the school is below its Published Admission Number (PAN), a place will be offered (the parent/carer will still have to make an application via their Local Authority). If the school is unable to offer a place, parents/carers will be informed of their right to seek an independent appeal against the decision not to admit.