Address: East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE
County: Greater London
Admissions Office: [email protected] or +44 (0) 208 693 1181
Due to Covid, James Allen’s Girls’ School have changed their admissions process for Year 7 Entry.
Written papers for English and Maths, along with CEM Select, will be replaced by an online test called the ISEB Common Pretest.
This is to be taken by prep school applicants at their current school by January 13th.
State Primary school applicants will take the test at JAGS on January 6th or on January 7th.
Pupils from Junior independent schools, with ongoing Senior schools, will also sit the test at JAGS in January.
There will also be a creative writing task, taken at the school.
James Allen’s Girls’ School | The Assessment: ISEB Common Pre-test
To join in Year 7, your child will be asked to complete a creative writing task and 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!
James Allen’s Girls’ School ISEB Common Pretest | Preparation Tips
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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.