This sample paper comes from King Henry VIII School in Coventry.
King Henry's is an independent, co-ed school for students 3-18 years old. Their recent exam results were very good, with 100% pass rate at both GCSE (70% A*/A) and A-level (85% A*/A and B). More information can be found at http://www.kinghenrys.co.uk/about/ .
These separate comprehension and composition papers should be sat consecutively. Students must read the comprehension story before being able to do the composition. The comprehension is split into 10 minutes reading time and 30 minutes to answer questions. Questions are multiple choice, short, and long answer. Next, students should spend 30 minutes planning and writing the composition. The first and third prompts are based on the comprehension, the second is not.