Entry Process

All candidates must register with the College prior to taking their assessment and registration can be made at any time before the relevant deadline.

7+ Entry

Entry at 7+ is by assessment. All candidates are assessed in English, which includes an element of verbal reasoning, Mathematics and reading. A reference from the candidate’s current school is also requested.

Prior to the assessment all registered candidates are invited to an activity morning where they can take part in a range of fun activities, designed to familiarise them with the College and to allow them to meet other candidates in order to ease any anxieties ahead of their assessment day.

Key dates for 7+ entry

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 16 September 2017

Junior School Open Morning: Saturday 18 November 2017

7+ Registration Deadline: Monday 7 December 2017

7+ Activity Morning: Saturday 13 January 2018

7+ Entrance Exams: held over a two week period from Monday 15 January 2018

11+ Entry

For external candidates entry at 11+ is by examination and interview. Candidates will sit entrance papers in English and Mathematics, as well as sitting a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. They will be interviewed on the same day. During the assessment day candidates will also have the opportunity to sample some of the many activities on offer at Eltham College. A reference from the candidate’s current school is also requested.

All candidates are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship dependent on performance in the entrance examinations, but there are further assessments for those boys who pass the academic threshold and who wish to be considered for a Music, Sport or Art Scholarship.

Towards the end of the Michaelmas Term and the early part of Lent Term registered candidates will be invited to attend an afternoon of lessons. This will give us an opportunity to judge their aptitude for our teaching and learning style and for them to get a real taste of what it is like to be a student at Eltham College.

Key Dates for 11+ Entry

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 16 September 2017

11+ Registration Deadline: Monday 20 November 2017

11+ Entrance Examinations and Interviews: Thursday 4 January 2018

11+ Music, Sport and Art Scholarship Assessments: w/c Monday 15 January 2018

11+ Offer Letters Posted: Thursday 8 February 2018

11+ Acceptance Deadline: Monday 5 March 2018

13+ Entry

Entry at 13+ is by entrance examination and interview. Candidates will take entrance papers in English, Mathematics and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) or Latin. They will also sit a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. Both the examination and interview take place on the same day. A reference from the candidate’s current school is also requested.

Key Dates for 13+ Entry

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 16 September 2017

13+ Registration Deadline: Thursday 14 December 2017

13+ Entrance Examinations and Interviews: Monday 22 January 2018

13+ Music, Sport and Art Scholarship Assessments: w/c Monday 29 January 2018

13+ Offer Letters Posted: Thursday 8 February 2018

13+ Acceptance Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018

16+ Entry

The minimum standard for entry to the Sixth Form is six A grades at GCSE although, with the competition for places, the standard is likely to be considerably higher.  There are also specific GCSE requirements to study A level courses.

All external candidates for the Sixth Form take an entrance examination, sitting papers in two subjects of their choice and a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. After the written examination, candidates for whom a place is being considered will be invited to interview. A reference from the candidate’s current school is also requested.

All candidates are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship dependent on performance in the entrance examinations, but there are further assessments for those candidates who pass the academic threshold and who wish to be considered for a Music, Sport, Drama or Art Scholarship.

Places are allocated shortly after the examination process. Once candidates have accepted an offer from us, they will be invited to an Options Evening where they can meet Heads of Department for advice on selecting subjects to study at A level.

Key Dates for 16+ Entry

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 16 September 2017

Sixth Form Open Evening: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Closing date for Sixth Form registrations: Monday 6 November 2017

Sixth Form Entrance Examination: Saturday 18 November 2017

Sixth Form Interviews and Scholarship Assessments: w/c Monday 27 November 2017

Sixth Form Offer letters posted: Thursday 7 December 2017

Sixth Form Acceptance Deadline: Tuesday 9 January 2018