Second Stage Entrance Exam
Second Stage Entrance Examinationfor Admission to Year 7 in September 2017
Arrangements for Test Day – Monday 3 October 2016
1. Timings of the day, drop off / collection points & what to bring
2. Map showing the location of the Entrances
3. Details about travel to Wilson’s School
4. What to do if your son is not fit to sit the exam on 3/10/16
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- The Wilson’s School second stage entrance examination will take place at the school on Monday 3 October 2016. All boys who have passed the Selective Eligibility Test for Wilson’s School will receive an invitation to sit the Wilson’s School second stage entrance examination.
What is in the Wilson’s School Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- There are two elements: an English test and a Mathematics test. They will not be multiple choice. Each paper will be around 45 minutes to 1 hour long. The tests will not include verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning.
Can I get specimen papers or sample questions for the Wilson’s Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- No, we do not make sample tests available. The content of the English and Mathematics tests is based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
What is the pass mark in the Wilson’s Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- It is not possible to state a pass mark in advance of the examination. The pass mark will be decided after the papers have been marked.
Does my son’s score in the Selective Eligibility Test count towards his score in the Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- Yes. The final rank order of the entrance examinations will be determined on the basis of the aggregate scores of the Selective Eligibility Test and the two elements of the second stage Entrance Examination in the ratio 2: 4: 4.
Do we make allowances for age (as in a child whose birthday is at one end of the school year)?
- Appropriate adjustment for age will be considered before the aggregate score is calculated.
I have received an invitation for my son to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination at Wilson’s School but I am not interested in a place at Wilson’s School.
- That’s fine. Your son does not have to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination if you are not interested in a place at Wilson’s School. It would be appreciated if you could contact the Admissions Team at the school on 020 8773 2931 or by email to [email protected] to let us know. If your son does not sit the Wilson’s School second stage Entrance Examination you should not name Wilson’s School on your Common Application Form.
Can my son sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination if he has not sat the Selective Eligibility Test?
- No. It is a requirement that your son sits and passes the Selective Eligibility Test in order for him to sit the Wilson’s second stage entrance examination.
Are there any other opportunities to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- There are no alternative dates to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination except in the case of illness on the day (a medical certificate dated 3 October 2016 confirming illness on the day will be required).
Can we request a morning or afternoon slot for the Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- No. In view of the number of candidates it is not possible to manage requests for a specific time during the test day.
What if my child has special needs and will need special arrangements in the examination?
- You will have already provided details of these when completing the online Registration Form to register your child to sit the Selective Eligibility Test. You will have been informed of the arrangements if any that will be in place for your son for the Second Stage Entrance Examination.
When do I find out the outcome of the Wilson’s Second Stage Entrance Examination?
- Notification of the outcome of the Wilson’s School Second Stage Entrance Examination will be sent by email to parents/carers by the end of 21 October 2016. If your son has passed, you will not, at any stage, be provided with his mark. We only provide details of the overall score achieved to candidates who fail the test. Please note that, because of oversubscription, many candidates who pass the test will not be made an offer.
I have a question which isn’t covered here. What should I do?
- You are welcome to contact a member of the Admissions Team on 020 8773 2931 or email [email protected].