1) Are you keen for your child getting into Queen Elizabeth's (QE) School?
QE Boys School is one of the country's top-ranking state grammar school situated in Barnet. We do not want to demotivate parents but there is no surprise that the competition for QE school for Year 7, 11 Plus entrance exam is extremely hard. Every parent has a dream to place their son in Queen Elizabeth's (QE) school.
The pupils who are hardworking and parents who are organised, consistent in taking their child's study from the beginning have a higher chance of getting selected in QE 11 plus entrance test. The parents who are committed, who start preparing their child early from Year 3 and follow the structured study plan for their child can easily secure a place.
In my many years of experience, I have seen parents who start early from year 3. It’s not about starting early but the most important thing is planning the study correctly. We as a tutor have time tested plans from Year 3 and that is the key to our success. Every year our students achieved 140/140 in Maths and more than 130 marks in English, and parents have assured with a definite place in QE.
This article focuses on information about QE 11 Plus entrance test, selection process, competition for 11 Plus entrance test for QE, how to prepare your child for QE tips and tricks.
Currently, QE past papers are not available on the school website but here are a few free 11 Plus Past Papers with Detailed Answers will help your child to get ready for QE 11 Plus entrance Test.
2) What is the exam format for the 11 Plus QE boys Entrance Test:
Queen Elizabeth's School, 11+ entrance exam consists of two multiple-choice test papers, which includes English and Mathematics. The examination provider is the GL Assessment.
Maths and English tests are subsequently marked, and the test results will be fully age-standardised. Maths and English test results are then combined to produce a single, overall entrance test result for every candidate. The students who achieve 210 or higher as a combined score will be considered for Queen Elizabeth's (QE boys) School admission Entry.
The answer are provided on separate sheets. The example of an answer sheet is as shown in the below picture and students need to enter the required information asked on the day of the exam.
Currently, Queen Elizabeth's School sample papers are not available on the school website but here are a few free 11 plus past papers with solutions will help your child to get ready for Queen Elizabeth's School.
Read more about school information: Queen Elizabeth's School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Complete Guide 2019.
- The Entrance tests take place around the 3rd week of September in 2019.
- Entrance test outcomes sent to parents roughly in Oct 2019, we advised parents to check exam test date information on the school website from time to time.
3) How much competition is there for Queen Elizabeth's (QE boys) 11 plus entrance Exam?
Queen Elizabeth's (QE Boys) school in Barnet is the UK's top-performing grammar school. It is a highly competitive school in the country and competition is fierce to get a place in Year 7. The School receives approximately 2200 to 2500 applicants for 180 places for year 7, which proves that the tentative school receives 14 applications for a single position leading to a ratio of 14:1.
After taking a look at all statistical information, QE Boys is taking only top 8 to 9% of students who have applied for 11 plus entrance test.
Additional information about the entrance test / QE boys 11 plus entrance test format is mentioned in an earlier section of this article.
For all updated information about 11 plus exam dates and exam format we recommend parents to visit the school website : Queen Elizabeth's School Admission Section on the school website.
We advise parents, a strict, consistent preparation on many different Maths questions, various styles of comprehensions and creative writing is utmost essential.
The following section is on ‘how to prepare your child for Queen Elizabeth's School 11 Plus entrance exam’ and it will provide you with more insights about preparation.
You will find 3000+ questions in our 11 plus past paper section which includes detail stepwise answers and every question is segregated as per the topic. The link to access these papers is given here: 11 plus past papers with solutions.
4) What is the success formula in achieving such a high score of 140/140 in Maths and 138/140 in English?
Every parent who wish to apply for QE boys School have a common question 'how to prepare for 11 Plus entrance exam for Queen Elizabeth's (QE boys) School?'
As you know, QE boys' is the UK’s top ranking school. Getting a place in QE boys' is not an easy task. Every parent's dream is to get a place for a child in the QE boys school. Every year the students face very strong competition for a Year 7 place.
Our advice to parents to keep practising a variety of Mathematics and English test papers with answers, t is highly recommended that parents must start preparation very early from Year 3. Build a perfect foundation for both subjects in Maths and English.
Parents need to keep it in mind that there are no Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Past Papers available for students to practise. Therefore no tutors or parents can predict what questions would be there in QE boys' 11 Plus exam and difficulty level of mathematical problems.
Most of the students in Barnett has practiced many resources available in the market. But QE boys' is looking at an exceptional student, as said before only top 7 to 8 % of the students who are applying. Therefore the school while designing the papers more likely to avoid the similar language of questions or style of questions appearing in various 11 plus resources available in the market.
Furthermore, these resources do not reflect the complexity of the QE boys school 11 plus exam paper.
We strongly recommend parents that the children who are appearing for QE boys 11 Plus exam must be exposed to different 11 Plus Past Papers, which contains more logical, problem-solving type of questions and the language of the mathematical problems must be unique.
This year our students secured 140/140 in QE boys exam. Our tutors worked hard. We never practiced the resources which are commonly present in the market in our tutoring classes. Our Tutors always challenged our students on more on logical problem-solving questions, lots of word problems and every question in our tutoring session was different.
Our tutors used to set up a structured homework on the 11 plus practice books and 11 plus past papers as homework for the student.
Every question the student needs to solve in less than 40 sec and the time management was on the priority.
Our success formula shows that students who practiced a variety of Mathematical questions not just from typical 11 plus resource provider but from other independent school’s sample test papers succeed to get an entry into the Queen Elizabeth's School.
To give an example, if you look at Manchester Grammar School Papers, the questions are tough. Also, the language of the problems is very tricky to understand even for an adult. Our students when they appeared for QE boys 11 plus exam last year told us that practicing past paper questions helped them to crack the second QE boys entrance exam and managed the time accurately to complete the paper in given time, by writing stepwise answers and showing nice and clean workout for each question.
The question above is from Manchester grammar school paper. The problem clearly shows a difficult language where many children struggle. Our stepwise solution will be helpful and develop the confidence of a child. There is time guidance so the parent can monitor the child is solving question under time pressure.
We strongly recommend the parents must practice scholarship questions. The parents can find the scholarship type of questions in 11 Plus Independent school Past papers. The parents can browse at the end of each 11 plus test paper, the difficulty level of scholarship problems is very high. Practicing these scholarship questions we have noticed that it gives a boost to a child’s independent thinking and logical approach to tackle any question. The students are not scared to see the language of the exam question when it appears in the actual 11 plus entrance exam in Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QE boys’). 11 plus past papers with answers is an excellent resource available on our website.
Also, there are many past papers along with solutions on our website. Top mathematicians write these solutions. We recommend that students use 11 Plus Past Papers with solutions to have more practice for a variety of questions which may come in their examination.
Parents are advised to print the papers from our recommended practice paper links and can give it to the student ensuring the student complete the paper under timed and exam conditions.
The parents can come back to website to mark the answers.
Solving variety of papers helps students to learn time management.
Please see below links for our highly recommended resources.
Our top mathematician tutor team has put enormous efforts to write detail solutions to each question.
If you as a parent know what your child’s weak area is our system will show you all question segregated by topic, and you can practice them.
- 11 Plus Past Papers with Detailed Answers
- 11 Plus Maths Practice Papers
- 11 Plus English Practice Papers
- 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers
- 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers
- 11 Plus online Mock Exams
4) How to revise for QE boys School?
Here we would like to give some expert tips:
Students who are preparing for multiple schools including QE Boys, the core subjects for QE boys 11 plus entrance test are Maths and English.
Our highly experienced tutor team has prepared a revision schedule of 11 plus past papers, and it was proved to be very helpful for our students to win a place in QE boys.
All students in PiAcademy used this schedule and secured a place in QE boys school.
Below is a schedule we usually follow in our mathematics tutoring sessions to practise and revise the 11 plus past papers:
Please download this spreadsheet to your desktop and update the fields provided in this spreadsheet. This will help you to track your child's progress.
You can now access our subscription of 11 Plus Past Papers with Detailed Answers.
Parents can go through the wrong questions with their child. As our system also shows topic wise segregated questions, it is beneficial for parents to practice more questions on the same topic where their child made a mistake and revise them frequently. In our 11 plus past paper subscription, the time guidance is given for each problem which helps parents to revise the topic questions with their children under time pressure.