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Solihull School

Solihull School

Entrance Examination Syllabus


7+, 8+, 9+, 10+

  English (Comprehension and Creative Writing) and Maths (Mental and Written). 

11+ English: 

Section A

Task 1: Comprehension of prose passage.

Task 2: Creative/descriptive/original writing (choose from a number of options).


Section B Analysis of prose, passage or poem. Questions testing the pupils’ skills of inference.

11+ Maths:   



Section A Basic arithmetic.
Section B Arithmetic and thinking skills.
Section C Problem solving. 

12+,13+,14+ English:


Section A Comprehension of passage.
Section B Creative/descriptive/original writing task.

12+,13+,14+ Maths: 

  Testing arithmetic and more advanced problem solving.

13+,14+ Science:

  Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Multiple choice and short answer questions.

13+,14+ MFL:

Section A Translating MFL into English.     


Section B Translating English into MFL.

All ages calculated as at 1 September.

Registration Forms are available from the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Nicolette Mullan, on 0121 705 4273, at or from the website, under  Key Dates/Registration.Key Dates/Registration.

The closing date for applications for the Senior School is Tuesday 18 September 2018.

The closing date for applications for the Junior School is Monday 3 December 2018.

The closing dates for applications for the Sixth Form are Wednesday 12 December 2018 (internal UV pupils) and Wednesday 9 January 2019 (external).

The Entrance Examination dates are:

  • Saturday 10 November 2018 for Senior School.  
  • Saturday 12 January 2019 for Junior School.

The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is Tuesday 22 January 2019.