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 activities including Art, Music, IT and Games, designed to familiarise them with the Junior School and meet the staff and boys whom they might encounter on their assessment visit. Attendance at this Activity Morning is voluntary but hugely beneficial.

7+ Admissions Detail

Key dates for 7+ entry 2019

Whole School Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2019
Junior School Open MorningSaturday 16 November 2019
7+ Registration DeadlineMonday 2 December 2019
7+ Activity MorningSaturday 11 January 2020
7+ Entrance Examsheld over a two week period from Monday 13 January 2020
7+ Offers SentMonday 3 February 2020
7+ Acceptance DeadlineMonday 24 February 2020

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, Art or Drama 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 2019

Whole School Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2019
11+ Registration DeadlineMonday 18 November 2019
11+ Entrance Examinations and InterviewsFriday 3 January 2020
11+ Music, Sport and Art Scholarship AssessmentsTBC
11+ Offer Letters PostedTBC
11+ Acceptance DeadlineTBC

Examination Sample Papers for 11+ and 13+ Entry

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 2019

Whole School Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2019
13+ Registration DeadlineMonday 9 December 2019
13+ Entrance Examinations and InterviewsMonday 20 January 2020
13+ Music, Sport and Art Scholarship AssessmentsTBC
13+ Offer Letters PostedTBC
13+ Acceptance DeadlineTBC

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 2019

Whole School Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2019
Sixth Form Open EveningTuesday 8 October 2019
Sixth Form Registration DeadlineTuesday 5 November 2019
Sixth Form Entrance ExaminationSaturday 16 November 2019
Sixth Form Interviews and Scholarship AssessmentsTBC
Sixth Form Offer Letters PostedMonday 15 December 2019
Sixth Form Acceptance DeadlineWednesday 8 January 2020
Options EveningThursday 16 January 2020

Sample Questions for 16+ Entry