Queen Elizabeth’s School (QE Boys Barnet)

Specific admissions and 11 plus exam information to help you to be successful with an 11 Plus application to Queen Elizabeth’s School (QE Boys Barnet). Use the information below to find our recommended 11 Plus books and papers that specifically relate to your application.

11 Plus Entry Information for Queen Elizabeth’s School

Founded in 1573, Queen Elizabeth’s is a selective, foundation school. Both the school and the sixth form are larger than average. The school is very popular and over-subscribed. Boys sit entrance tests to join the school in Year 7, with some places being allocated on musical ability. A much higher proportion than is the national average come from minority ethnic backgrounds. The percentage of students learning English as an additional language is also above average. The largest ethnic group, apart from White British, is Asian. The percentage of students with learning difficulties and disabilities is much smaller than average. The school was awarded music specialist status in 2004, has Investors in People status and several other national awards, including Healthy School status.

County Hertfordshire/London Borough of Barnet
Address Queen Elizabeth’s School, Queen’s Road, Barnet EN5 4DQ
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 1,182 pupils
Places in Year 7 180 places
Open Days July
Recommended Queen Elizabeth’s School 11+ Resources Our recommended provider for Queen Elizabeth’s School is Learning Street. You can find their resources for Queen Elizabeth’s School specifically by clicking here.
Competition 10+ applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus- English/Maths
School Website www.qebarnet.co.uk


Queen Elizabeth’s School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Queen Elizabeth’s School is written by GL Assessment. The format is as follows

Paper 1 45 minute long English Paper. This paper includes 60 marks, including comprehension questions as well as some spelling punctuation and grammar questions
Paper 2 45 minute long Mathematics Paper. This includes 60 marks, all questions are multiple choice.

Queen Elizabeth’s 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:

QE Boys 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

QE Boys 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

QE Boys 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

QE Boys 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

QE Boys 11 Plus Mock Exam Bundle (packs 1-4)

How to prepare for Queen Elizabeth’s 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 London Barnet 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 London Barnet 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 Queen Elizabeth’s 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.

Queen Elizabeth’s 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 London Barnet.

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 – London Barnett 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 London Barnet.