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The Selective Eligibility Test (SET), is the entrance exam for grammar schools in the Sutton borough, and for St Olave’s in Orpington, Kent. It is an evolved version of the 11+. Concerns were raised about the objectivity of the original 11+ exam when it became apparent that extensive tutoring was skewing the annual pupil intakes in favour of the richer families capable of affording this private coaching.

A new exam was devised, designed in such a way as to neutralise this threat, and ensure that the students being admitted were the most intelligent rather than simply the richest.

 

The SET must be taken to be considered for entry to the following schools:

Wallington High School for Girls, Wallington  www.wallingtongirls.sutton.sch.uk/


Nonsuch High School for Girls, Cheam www.nonsuchschool.org


Wilsons School, Wallington (Boys) www.wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk


Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington (Boys) www.wcgs.org.uk


Sutton Grammar School, Sutton (Boys) www.suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk


Greenshaw High School, Sutton (Mixed)
www.greenshaw.co.uk

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What is the SET in Sutton?

The Selective Eligibility Test  also known as SET is a fairly new 11+ test introduced  in 2013 by the grammar schools within the London borough of Sutton, and in 2015 by St Olave’s. It is designed to help get a better understanding about whether or not certain pupils will be eligible for a place at their school.

So, in simple terms, once a child begins Year 6 at primary school they will sit the test at a designated school. The results of this extremely competitive test will determine whether or not they are invited back to sit the second stage of the 11+ entrance tests giving them a chance of gaining a place at one of the 4 grammar schools in the borough.

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What is the SET in Orpington?

The Selective Eligibility Test was introduced by St Olave’sGrammar School in Orpington in 2015. This Stage 1 entrance test is made up of English Comprehension, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning examined in only one paper.

The test will last for 1 hour and comprises of 60 multiple choice questions presented in 4 sections. To book St Olave’s style mock tests please click here.
Link:http://11plusmocktests.homestead.com/booking-11plus-mock-test-in-orpington-st-olaves-only.html

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Sutton SET – What subjects are examined at each stage?

The test is not particularly complex and only covers two subjects, which are maths and English. The test is split up into two stages, with the first stage covering a maths paper and an English paper, both of which are multiple choice papers and both of which last around 45 minutes in total. Students record their answers on a separate answer sheet.

SCHOOL STAGE 1 SET EXAM STAGE 2 SCHOOL EXAM
Nonsuch High School Maths and English – multiple choice (SET) Maths – standard and Writing
Wallington High School Maths and English – multiple choice (SET) Maths – standard, Comprehension and Extended Writing
Wilsons School Maths and English – multiple choice (SET) Maths – standard and Writing
Wallington County Grammar School Maths and English – multiple choice (SET) Maths – standard and Creative Writing
Sutton Grammar School Maths and English – multiple choice (SET) Maths – standard and  2 Extended Writing tasks

Sutton SET – How are the exams weighted?

SCHOOLS STAGE 1 SET STAGE 2 MATHS STAGE 3 ENGLISH/WRITING
Nonsuch High School 40% 40% 40%
Wallington High School 20% 40% 20%
Wilsons School 20% 40% 40%
Wallington County Grammar School 40% 30% 30%
Sutton Grammar School 40% 40% 40%
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Sutton – How many places are allocated in Year 7 and how are they allocated?

SCHOOLS NO. OF PLACES PUPIL PREMIUM NUMBERS CATCHMENT NUMBERS HIGHEST SCORE NUMBERS
Nonsuch High School 210 girls 10 85 110
Wallington High School 210 girls 15 65 135
Wilsons School 180 boys Top 180 resident within closest proximity to school
Wallington County Grammar School 120 boys 10 Top 110 resident within closest proximity to school
Sutton Grammar School 135 boys 75 60
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What are the key dates to remember if interested in grammar schools in Sutton?

SCHOOL OPEN EVENING STAGE 1 EXAM STAGE 2 EXAM RESULTS STAGE 1 RESULTS STAGE 2
Nonsuch High School July September October September By 31st October
Wallington High School June September October September By 31st October
Wilsons School June September October September By 31st October
Wallington County Grammar July September October September By 31st October
Sutton Grammar School September September November September By 2nd March
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11+ Mock Tests

Mock Selective Eligibility Tests are run by leading provider, 11+ MockTestMasters in Wallington and Sutton.

Please see dates and times below.

MONTH DATE DAY TIME PERIOD
January 24th Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am Weekend
February 21st Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am Half Term
March 30th Monday 2.30pm – 4.30pm Easter holiday
April 11th Monday 9.30am – 11.30am Easter holiday
May 30th Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am Half Term
June 20th Saturday 2.30pm – 4.30pm Weekend
July 4th Saturday 9.30am – 2pm Weekend
August 8th Saturday 2.30pm – 4.30pm Summer Holiday
August 25th Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am Summer Holiday

Practice Papers

Practice SET papers produced by MockTestMasters are available for purchase.

With the SET being a fairly new test (launched in 2013), very limited information is available on what to expect. All the participating schools, have stated that the content will contain material covered by schools at Key Stage 2 in Maths and English.

Our mock test papers have been designed to cover some of what we know was examined in previous tests and Key Stage 2 content in both subjects.

Maths papers comprise of 50 multiple-choice questions
SET Maths Paper 1 BUY NOW
English papers comprise of 70 multiple choice questions
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