Address: 39 Graham Terrace, London, SW1W 8JF
County: Greater London
Admissions Office: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7824 5005
Due to Covid, Francis Holland School (SW1) have changed their admissions process for Year 7 Entry. The bespoke Cognitive Abilities test will be replaced by an online test called the ISEB Common Pretest.
This is to be taken by applicants at their current school or any of the Consortium schools they are registered with. The deadline for registration is in early November of the year preceding entry.
As part of the admissions process, your daughter will also be invited to the school to attend an interview. A reference from her current school will be requested. 
Francis Holland School (SW1) | The Assessment: ISEB Common Pre-test
To join in Year 7, your daughter will be asked to complete an online assessment called the ISEB Common Pretest, which assesses skills in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Here’s a brief introduction to the subjects covered in this online exam:
The English part of the ISEB Pretest assesses comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation.
The maths part of the ISEB Pretest assesses mathematical ability across the curriculum, including arithmetic and problem solving.
The Verbal Reasoning part of the ISEB Pretest assesses thinking and problem solving with words.
The Non-Verbal Reasoning part assesses thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.
The exam lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The timings for each section are listed below:
– English – 25 minutes
– Maths – 50 minutes
– Verbal Reasoning – 36 minutes
– Non-Verbal Reasoning – 32 minutes
Learn more about the ISEB Pretest and the schools that use it here!
Francis Holland School (SW1) | ISEB Pretest Preparation Tips
At Pretest Plus, we believe that a little preparation can go a long way to improving a student’s confidence and performance in entrance examinations.
We provide online practice tests and video courses which focus on helping students familiarise themselves with the exact types of questions that they will be asked in their ISEB Pretest assessment.
Our practice tests will help your child get used to the format, timings and questions that will come up in the actual exam.
Each practice test is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with a clear step-by-step explanation.
We also provide comparative ranking statistics so you can get an idea of your child’s relative level compared to their peer group.
Our online video tutorial courses are designed to teach your child how to approach each of the various question types that come up in the exam. We provide a step-by-step framework that will allow them to answer any ISEB Pretest question efficiently, accurately and confidently.
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Online Practice Tests
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Online Video Courses
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If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here. We are always happy to help and advise!
The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of the ISEB Common Pre-test or any other Pre-test publisher.