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How to get into Queen Elizabeth's School Barnet
June 19, 2015
How to get into Queen Elizabeth's school Barnet, written for parents and students alike to get a better feel for the school, its achievements, facilities and admissions process.
Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys Barnet
Type: Boys State Grammar School
Current Head: Mr. Neil Enright, MBA FRSA
About Queen Elizabeth’s School for Boys Barnet
Queen Elizabeth’s School for Boys is a prestigious secondary grammar school located in Barnet. Amongst their many achievements, the school received a London Evening Standard Schools Award for Academic Excellence. If you'd like to read more on the Awards click here.
Queen Elizabeth's was the first school in London to get a 100% pass rate in the new English Baccalaureate.
Amongst the school's reasons for oversubscription include the fact that it provides premium education to those of all backgrounds and all locations across London since there is no catchment area.
The school is one of the most academically successful secondary schools in England, with a significant focus on achieving A/A* grades at GCSE and A Level. In 2015 a remarkable 84.9% received A* or A grades at A-level. A significant proportion of their pupils receive admission into Oxbridge universities, with around 30 each year accepting places.
What else does Queen Elizabeth's offer my child apart from a good academic education?
Beyond the classroom, Queen Elizabeth's School Barnet offers a wide range of sporting activities including cricket, rugby, athletics and water polo.
Queen Elizabeth’s offers ample opportunity for musicians; ensembles for string, brass and woodwind instruments to name a few. Even for those who can’t play an instrument, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities for your child to get involved in.
The Entrance Test
Your child will sit two tests on the same day. The scores are standardised and then combined to produce an aggregate score.
These examinations are based on 11+ Maths and English skills. After all pupils have completed the examinations, the school will mark, correct them and rank pupils based on their standardised score.
Is there a cut off score?
Usually no, it depends on how the year performs, the top 180 pupils are given a place at the school.
Important Dates for September 2018 Admissions
Entrance Test Request Forms - Available from the 2nd May 2017
Final Deadline for Submission - 14th July 2017 (noon)
Open Evening - 6th July 2017
Entrance Examinations - 19th September 2017
To apply for a place at Queen Elizabeth’s the two following criteria have to be fulfilled:
- Fill out an entrance test request form and return it to the school by 14th of July 2017.
- Complete a Common Application Form naming Queen Elizabeth’s as one of your preferred schools. Return it to your local authority before the set deadline.
How to Prepare
Start practicing early – It is vital to get the extra edge over other candidates due to the high competition that your child will face.
The questions are in a rigorous format in order to really test pupils, so practising and getting used to the format is especially important. - Pupils often struggle when they come to the exam because they are not used to the style of questions.
You can also search Tutorfair and our fantastic selection of Admissions tutors and experienced 11 plus tutors for extra support.
Get a feel for the school; is it right for your child?
Visit their website where you can find a prospectus and more about their curriculum.
Queen's Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4DQ, UK
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