Navigating the different entrance exams can be complex for parents. With so many excellent schools offering various exams it can be difficult to work out where to start.
Wycombe Abbey School
Address: Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01494 897008
School Type: Girls’ independent boarding school
Number of Pupils: 600 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7:
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: November of Year 6
Exam Type / Board: CAT4 and School’s Own
Wycombe Abbey is a girls’ boarding school that is at the top of the league tables every year. For academic girls who are looking forward to studying in a boarding environment, this is one schools you should consider.
About The Exam:
There are two stages to the school’s admission
Stage 1: Pretest (November). Once registered, students are invited for assessments. Candidates will sit an online test on: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning. Following the Pretest, conditional offers will be made.
Stage 2: Assessment Day (November). Candidates will take papers in English and Maths and attend an interview.
Firm offers are made by Wycombe Abbey on the basis of performance in both tests.
You need to register by sending the school a form which can be requested via their website together with a fee of £250.
The school consistently appears at the top of league tables based on exam results. In 2017/18, 95.2% of all GCSE entries and 84.3% of all A-level entries achieved A*–A.
The school offers a wide range of activities ranging from dance to bee-keeping.
As a boarding school, Wycombe Abbey has mixed-age bedrooms.