Reading Blue Coat School – 11+, Year 7 Entry – Online Test

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Reading Blue Coat School is a co-educational independent day school in Sonning, Berkshire. Situated next to the River Thames, it has been educating bright pupils since its founding in 1646. Reading Blue Coat aligns its educational and pastoral provision with the motto Veritas Omnia Vincit (Truth Conquers All), ensuring that children develop strong moral values as they progress through the school. [1]


The academic programme is characterised by flexibility, catering to the cohort’s varied learning styles to the fullest. Lessons for humanities, sciences, languages and other relevant disciplines are delivered effectively, maximising each child’s in-depth understanding across the syllabuses. 


With a multitude of activities to choose from, the co-curricular programme is both vibrant and thriving. Its most popular features include Young Enterprise, Lego robotics, public speaking, archery and chess. These pursuits, alongside Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, ensure the exceptional quality of pupils’ non-academic endeavours. [2]


Recently, 78.1% of all GCSE grades were in the 9-7 range, testifying to the establishment’s commitment to fostering excellence. Many of the school’s leavers access prestigious higher-education institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge, to read medicine, economics, architecture, engineering and other challenging courses. [3]


Reading Blue Coat is a place where children feel safe, facilitating their development into well-rounded young adults. Its expansive 46-acre campus with specialised facilities for information technology, design, sports and performing arts ensures a complete educational experience, characterised by vigour and a sheer dedication to success.


Reading Blue Coat School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions Process


Whole school Open Mornings take place in May and October. These events include guided tours of the facilities and an introductory presentation by the Head. Reading Blue Coat also hosts mini tours of the school, lasting around two hours, which should be attended by parents only. Click here to learn more. 


To register, you should complete and submit this registration form and pay the non-refundable fee of £100. This will formally commence the admissions process which consists of three steps:


– an interview

– an assessment

– a school reference


In mid-October, your child will receive an invitation to attend an assessment day at the school, taking place later in the Autumn Term (November or December). On the day, they will be interviewed by a member of staff, sit an academic assessment and take part in team-building activities. On the basis of a successful performance on this day and a quality school reference, your child may receive an offer of a place in February, to be confirmed with a payment of a £1,250 deposit. The acceptance deadline is in March.


Several academic scholarships are offered at 11+ entry. These are awarded based on outstanding results in the 11+ entrance assessment. There’s no separate scholarship test: all candidates taking the entrance exam are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The maximum value of each scholarship is 5% of the tuition fees.


At this entry point, the school also offers scholarships for the following:


– Dance

– Music 

– Drama


Reading Blue Coat School is dedicated to expanding access to its offerings by providing means-tested financial assistance towards tuition fees. This financial aid is referred to as a bursary. Awarded to applicants from low-income families who meet the school’s academic criteria, bursaries can cover up to 100% of tuition fees, based on the particular circumstances surrounding each eligible family.


Each year, Blue Coat evaluates the provision of bursaries. Such reviews will include a comprehensive assessment of your financial status, after which the award may be increased, decreased or withdrawn.


Reading Blue Coat School 11 Plus (11+) Online Test Information


Address: Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6SU

County: Berkshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 0118 933 5806

School type: Independent co-ed day school 

Open Mornings: May, October

Exam type / Board: Bespoke online test  


As part of the admissions process for 11+ entry to Reading Blue Coat School, your child will sit a computer-based exam made up of two parts. 


⦿ In Part One, the difficulty of questions is adjusted based on your child’s previous responses. 


⦿ In Part Two, your child will face the same questions as every other child, regardless of their performance in previous questions. 


Read on to learn more about the format of the Reading Blue Coat School 11+ online assessment.


Reading Blue Coat School 11+ Online Test Format 


The Reading Blue Coat School 11+ online assessment consists of the following sections: 


Part One


⦿ Mathematics


This 20-minute section assesses students’ proficiency in various mathematical domains, including arithmetic and problem -solving. Questions will include diagrams and/or charts.


⦿ English


This 20-minute section consists of multiple-choice questions designed to assess students’ reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation skills.


⦿ Non-Verbal Reasoning


This 10-minute section assesses students’ spatial and visual reasoning through multiple-choice questions.


⦿ Verbal Reasoning


This 10-minute section assesses students’ vocabulary and their ability to discern context-based meanings.


Part Two


⦿ Puzzles & Problem Solving


This 20-minute module includes interactive puzzles and diagrams, with each accompanied by a multiple-choice question for students to answer.


Reading Blue Coat School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests & Preparation Tips


Our Reading Blue Coat School 11+ online practice tests are very accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. After completion, each module is marked automatically, providing your child with feedback and explanations for every question. Read on to learn more!


Reading Blue Coat 11+ Online Practice Tests

These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of their online assessment. Each practice test replicates the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.


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Reading Blue Coat 11+ Exam Preparation Tips

Incorporating our practice tests into your child’s preparation can notably enhance their confidence ahead of the upcoming assessment. Here are our Top Three Tips for maximising the benefits of our resources:


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