Rickmansworth School

Specific admissions and 11 plus exam information to help you to be successful with an 11 Plus application to Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth School

This is larger than the average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. Rickmansworth School converted to become an academy school on 1 April 2011. When the predecessor school, of the same name, was last inspected it was judged to be good. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and other groups, is much lower than the national average. The school receives additional government funds for the small proportion of students now in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected Level 4 in English or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The large majority of students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students who are from minority ethnic backgrounds is similar to the national average. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is well below average. A small number of students attend off-site provision at West Hertfordshire College.

County Hertfordshire
Address Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Rickmansworth WD3 3AQ
Type Mixed partially selective
Pupils 1,261
Places in Year 7 185 – 25% selective (a few additional on musical ability)
Open Days October
Rickmansworth School 11+ Resources Maths resources                                Verbal Reasoning resources
Competition 8+ applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus – Maths and Verbal Reasoning
School Website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

Rickmansworth School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Rickmansworth School is written by GL Assessment. The format of the exam is as follows:

Paper 1 50 minute long Mathematics paper. Includes 60 multiple choice questions.
Paper 2 50 minute long Verbal Reasoning paper. 80 multiple choice questions split into sections with an explanation at the beginning of each section.

Rickmansworth 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:

Hertfordshire South West 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Hertfordshire South West11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Hertfordshire South West11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Hertfordshire South West 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Hertfordshire South West 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle (Packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Rickmansworth 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire 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 Rickmansworth 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.

Rickmansworth 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 Hertfordshire South West.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – Hertfordshire Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Hertfordshire.