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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.

Download a registration form

Forms are also available from the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Nicolette Mullan, on 0121 705 4273, at

The closing date for applications for the Senior School is Tuesday 17 September 2019.

The closing date for applications for the Junior School is Monday 2 December 2019.

The closing dates for applications for the Sixth Form are Wednesday 11 December 2018 (internal UV pupils) and Wednesday 8 January 2020 (external).

The Entrance Examination dates are:

  • Saturday 9 November 2019 for Senior School.  
  • Saturday 11 January 2020 for Junior School.

The Sixth Form Scholarship Examination is Tuesday 21 January 2020.