Specific admissions and 11 plus exam information to help you to be successful with an 11 Plus application to Bournemouth School. Use the information below to find our recommended 11 Plus books and papers that specifically relate to your application.
11 Plus Entry Information for Bournemouth School
The School, which was founded in 1901, is an over-subscribed grammar school for boys (with girls in the sixth form) serving Bournemouth and the surrounding area. The school’s published admission number for Year 7 entry is 150 with students having to pass an examination to join. A number of students join in Year 12 from other local schools. The School converted to become an academy on 1st September 2011. Shortly afterwards, they were inspected by Ofsted and judged to be “outstanding”.
|Address||Bournemouth School, East Way, Bournemouth BH8 9PY|
|Places in Year 7||150|
|Competition||5 applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||GL 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning, Maths, English|
Bournemouth School 11 Plus Exam Format
The 11 Plus Exam format for Bournemouth School is written by GL Assessment. The format of the exam is as follows:
Bournemouth School 11 Plus Exam Paper
Some publishers do have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this school might look like.
We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.
The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique (so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:
How to prepare for the Bournemouth School 11 Plus Exam
Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.
1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Dorset to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.
2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in Dorset to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.
3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.
4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Bournemouth School 11 Plus preparation click the link.
5/ Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.
Bournemouth School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help
This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:
If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Dorset.
We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:
And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Dorset.