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Godolphin and Latymer 11 Plus (11+) Exam: 2024 Entry Guide

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About Godolphin and Latymer

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The Godolphin and Latymer School is an independent day school for girls, located in Hammersmith, West London. 

Named the Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year in 2020, Godolphin and Latymer is recognised nationally for its academic excellence and pastoral care. [1]

Godolphin and Latymer offers a broad and varied curriculum, monitoring developments in university courses and adapting the curriculum when necessary to ensure their students are well-prepared for the next stage of education. As well as offering the core subjects taught by specialist teachers, such as maths and English, the school offers a selection of other subjects, such as an array of modern foreign languages, computing, art, drama, music, and Latin. [2]

Alongside its excellent academic reputation, Godolphin and Latymer offer a varied range of extra and co-curricular activities, encouraging their students to expand their knowledge and grow into well-rounded individuals outside of the classroom. There are a vast number of societies and clubs, including a variety of sports and music options, fashion and textiles club, robotics club, debating society, Model United Nations and film club. [3]

Key information for 2024 entry to Godolphin and Latymer at 11 Plus (11+)

  • School type: Independent school for girls 
  • Consortium: London 11+ Consortium 
  • Open Event: Booking opens in Summer 2023
  • Registration & exam entrance form deadline: 10 November 2023
  • Bursary application form deadline: 17 November 2023
  • Exam dates: 30 November or 4 December 2023
  • Interview Date: 12 January 2024
  • Offers sent & acceptance deadline: 9 February-5 March 2024
  • Contact Details: 020 8741 1936, [email protected], www.godolphinandlatymer.com

Admissions information for 2024 entry to Godolphin and Latymer at 11 Plus (11+)

The school strongly recommends that prospective students and their parents attend one of Godolphin and Latymer’s open events. Booking for 2024 entry 11+ open events will open in Summer 2023. You can book and find out more information about these events on the Godolphin and Latymer website. Please ensure you book these open events early, as places tend to fill up quickly.

This will give you and your child the opportunity to familiarise yourselves with the facilities, meet the staff, and ensure Godolphin and Latymer is the right choice for you. 

Godolphin and Latymer is an academically selective school and every place is competitively sought after. There are three parts to their 11+ admissions process: 

  • School Reference: a confidential reference from your daughter’s current Headteacher 
  • Assessment: a test of your daughter’s cognitive ability, analysis, synthesis, problem-solving, and creative & critical thinking 
  • Interview: a face-to-face interview to explore their current skill set & intellectual ability 

 

Godolphin and Latymer is part of the London 11+ Consortium and has adopted a coordinated approach to the 11+ examination with these other schools. When you apply to Godolphin and Latymer, you must inform them of where your daughter will sit the exam. Your daughter can sit the exam in her current school, if they are able to host it, or any of the London 11+ Consortium Schools that you have applied to. 

The school does not value one part of the application process over another. The reference, examination, and interview are all considered equally important. 

Although Godolphin and Latymer accept siblings of current students, admission is not guaranteed on this basis. For further information about Godolphin and Latymer’s admission process, please contact the registrar

How can I register my child for the 11 Plus (11+) exam at Godolphin and Latymer?

To register your child for Godolphin and Latymer, you should complete the online application form which can be found here. The registration fee is £150 and is non-refundable. 

In Autumn, you will be sent an Examination Entry From requesting further information about your daughter’s application. Please ensure that the registration form and exam entry form are returned by the deadline, as late applications cannot be accepted. 

If you wish to apply for a bursary or scholarship (music or art) you can do this on the same registration form link or contact the registrar for further details.  

Further details on the admissions and registration process at Godolphin and Latymer can be found on the school’s website.

What is the 11 Plus (11+) entrance exam format for Godolphin and Latymer?

The entrance exam is 100 minutes long and it is split into multiple distinct sections: 

  • Maths – (20 minutes) based on the National Curriculum for Year 5, will not test anything on the Year 6 curriculum 
  • Non-verbal reasoning – (10 minutes) assessment of the candidate’s ability to identify patterns & think logically 
  • English comprehension – (20 minutes) piece of fiction which is written especially for the Consortium exams, no extended writing is required 
  • Verbal reasoning – (10 minutes) assessment of a candidate’s ability to identify the correct use of standard English in context 
  • Break – (30 minutes) 
  • Puzzles & problem-solving – (15 minutes) tests the ability of candidates to use words & numbers to solve multi-step problems 
  • Creative comprehension – (25 minutes) candidates have to use information from a variety of different sources to answer questions 

The first part of the test, up to the break, is adaptive. This means the questions are tailored to the child’s performance. 

The second part is non-adaptive, meaning all the candidates will have the same questions. The English comprehension passage will also be the same for all candidates, but the questions will be adaptive. 

How to prepare your child for the London 11 Plus (11+) Consortium exam

The most useful way to prepare for the London 11+ Consortium’s entrance exam is to use practice tests to familiarise your child with the exam content and format.

These tests can help your child to build their confidence and improve their performance in the exam.

Despite the London 11+ Consortium exam being administered online, we recommend the following resources. These are tailored to help your child practise the questions types and topics expected to feature in the real test:

London 11+ Consortium 11+ Practice Tests

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