FAQs about the Entrance Examination

We have gone some way over the years to dispel the old image of a daunting examination system in darkened halls and row upon row of worried faces.

Our candidates are divided into small groups, each with a teacher, older Prefect helpers and two current Year 7 pupils to make the atmosphere friendly and more relaxed. As parents and boys arrive on the examination morning, Prefects show you to the Sixth Form Centre where the Headmaster and other staff are on hand to welcome you and answer any last minute queries. The boys will be registered on arrival. Prefects will then take you and your son to his examination room for the day and to meet the member of staff and the QEGS helpers.

All boys will sit examination papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. A specimen examination pack is available. A reference from his present school will also be requested.

In addition to examinations, the boys will have breaks where we provide refreshments and lunch.

There are a variety of optional activities around the School during lunchtime, arranged by the staff and Prefects.

Please also refer to our Information Guide listed under 'Related Information'. Should you have any further queries, our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Anna Stuart-Brown, will be able to provide assistance. 

When asked how they found the Entrance Examination day last year, Year 7 boys offered the following thoughts and advice:

"Although the day started out scary, it actually turned out to be a really fun day as we got to do fun activities in between the tests."

"Try not to panic when you begin the exams .They do get easier the more relaxed you become."

"The best thing about the day, apart from knowing I may soon be joining this happy school, was the fun games, we got to make helicopters and eat yummy food."

"The activities really take your mind off the exams."

"The teachers are really kind" 

“All in all, it was a fantastic day!” Current Year 7 pupil