## Exam Portions

###### YEAR 1 ENTRANCE EXAM PORTIONS

**ENGLISH**

1. Reading

- simple three letter and four letter CVC / CVCC words
- simple sentences

2. Writing

- use a pencil properly to write recognisable letters
- knowledge of the alphabet – capital letters and small letters
- matching pictures and words, matching rhyming words, sequencing pictures
- ability to write own name
- ability to write labels (labelling pictures)
- simple three letter and four letter CVC / CVCC words
- ability to write recognisable letters, simple words, phrases and numbers that a reader can understand
- ability to use full stops at the end of a sentence

**MATHS**

- Numbers 1 – 30
- Counting (Oral/Written)

- Shapes
- Visualizing and Naming

- Picture Addition
- Time
- Days of the Week
- Capacity
- Big and Small Quantity

###### YEAR 2 ENTRANCE EXAM PORTIONS

**ENGLISH**

- Reading
- words with consonant blends
- simple sentences

- Writing
- Ability to write simple sentences
- Ability to write recognisable letters, simple words, phrases and numbers that a reader can understand
- Ability to write simple composition and to use full stops at the end of a sentence

**MATHS**

- Numbers 1 – 30
- Counting (Oral/Written)

- Shapes
- Visualizing and Naming

- Picture Addition
- Time
- Days of the Week
- Capacity
- Big and Small Quantity

###### YEAR 3-8 ENTRANCE EXAM PORTIONS

**ENGLISH**

The English Entrance Paper consists of two sections: Comprehension and Essay. The candidates are asked to answer shorter questions on a poem or a prose passage for the comprehension and are given a choice of questions for the essay. The paper is not designed to test any prior knowledge of specific terms but should be accessible to all applicants. The comprehension questions test vocabulary, inference, empathy and the ability to select appropriate information. Essay titles encourage imaginative, detailed answers and the candidates are asked to structure a response paying close attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar

**MATHS **

*Year
3*

- Addition and Subtraction Skills
- Simple Multiplication
- Odd and Even Numbers
- Number Patterns
- Time
- Simple Word Problem

*Year
5 & 6*

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers,
fractions decimals.and - Conversions between fractions and decimals.
- The concepts of factors, multiples and prime numbers.
- Negative numbers will only be in context.
- Extending number sequences.
- Fractional or simple percentage parts.
- The construction of simple formulae involving one or two operations.
- Simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion.
- Problems involving the 24-hour clock.

*Year
4*

- Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication Skills
- Simple Division Problem
- Number Patterns/Sequence
- Time
- Interpreting Graphs
- Word Problem involving Addition, Subtraction
and Multiplication

*Year 7, 8 & 9*

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication
and division of whole numbers,fractions decimals including long multiplication and division.and - Conversions between fractions, decimals and simple percentages.
- The concepts of factors, multiples and prime numbers.
- Negative numbers will only be in context.
- Extending number sequences.
- Fractional or simple percentage parts.
- The construction of simple formulae involving one or two operations.
- Simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion.
- Simple language associated with angles will be assumed and the angle sum of a triangle and that of angles at a
point . - The symmetries of 2D shapes.
- Converting from one metric unit to another.
- Constructing reflections in horizontal or vertical lines
- Formulas for the perimeter and areas of rectangles and triangles.
- Problems involving the 24-hour clock.
- The mean, median, mode and range of discrete data and very
simple examples of probability.*(YEAR 8 & 9 ONLY)*

###### PORTION FOR YEAR 10 ENTRANCE TEST

**ENGLISH **

**READINGQuestions will focus on:**

- identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing;
- drawing inferences and justifying them with evidence;
- evaluating of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features;
- explaining and illustrating how vocabulary and grammar contribute to effectiveness and impact;
- using linguistic and literary terminology accurately;
- analysing and evaluating how form and structure contribute to the effectiveness and impact of a text

Reading questions will assess pupils’ ability to:

- read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding;
- identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas;
- select and synthesise evidence from different texts;
- explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views;
- compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts;
- evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references;
- maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response;
- use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations;
- analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

**WRITINGWriting topic may be any of the following: **

● Journal entry or a set of diary entries, describing experiences, thoughts, and/or

feelings about a given situation

● Formal or informal letter

● Description of a room, a place, a person, or an event.

● A for and against essay, expressing views

● Travel Article

● Discussion Article

● Newspaper report

● Narrative / Story

● Reflective Essay

● Review of a book, film, tool, event, etc.

Writing prompts will assess pupils’ ability to:

● write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately;

● use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately;

● communicate clearly and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style, register,

and effect for different forms, purposes and audiences;

● describe, narrate, explain, instruct, give and respond to information, and argue;

● use language creatively and persuasively, including rhetorical devices;

● organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence, and consistency of texts.

Note on handwriting:

Write neatly and legibly, preferably in script / joined handwriting.

###### Portion for Yr. 10 – Mathematics

**NUMBERS **

- Fractions and decimals
- Decimals and Estimation – estimating calculations by rounding/ significant figures
- Percentages – Increase/Decrease, original quantity
- Direct and Inverse proportion
- Using numbers in standard form.
- Index Laws

**ALGEBRA**

- Sequences – nth term of an arithmetic sequence
- Expanding and simplifying expressions with brackets
- Solving linear equations
- Solving simultaneous equations
- Solving quadratic equations by factorisation method
- Gradients
- Distance-time graphs and scatter graph

**GEOMETRY AND MEASURES**

- Angles and polygons – angle properties of parallel lines, triangles, uadrilaterals, interior and
- exterior angles of polygons
- Pythagoras’ Theorem
- Trigonometry in right-angled triangles
- Congruent and similar triangles/shapes
- Area and circumference of a circle, arc length and sector area
- Volume of prisms including cylinder, sphere, cone and pyramids

**STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY**

- Estimating the mean from a grouped data
- Probability – mutually exclusive, independent events, tree diagrams, two-way table
- Drawing and interpreting bar charts, pie charts and frequency polygons

###### Portion for Yr. 10 – Science

**BIOLOGY**

● Structure and function of living organisms

● Humans and animals

● Plants

● Organisms and their environment.** **

**CHEMISTRY**

● Matter

● Periodic Table

● Earth and atmosphere

● Chemical reactions.

**PHYSICS**

● Energy

● Electricity

● Waves

● Forces.

**SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY**

● Scientific ideas

● Investigating

● Obtaining and presenting evidence

● Conclusions

● Evaluating.

** CHEMISTRY**

● Matter

● Periodic Table

● Earth and atmosphere

● Chemical reactions.

**PHYSICS**

● Energy

● Electricity

● Waves

● Forces.

**SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY**

● Scientific ideas

● Investigating

● Obtaining and presenting evidence

● Conclusions

● Evaluating.

*Calculators are not allowed. The test is designed so that
only the most outstanding candidates will finish, with the last few questions
being designed to make them think in increasingly original situations. A
typical able candidate will complete about 85% of the paper. Candidates are
advised not to rush, but to take their time and work steadily; they should show
what they can do rather than worry about what they cannot do.*