The main point of admission to Queen's College is at 11+, when there is a three-form entry. Applicants come from all over London, from a wide range of both independent prep schools and state primaries. Girls from Queen's College Preparatory School follow the same entry procedure as other girls.
The selection process
Selection is on the basis of an interview at Queen's College, a reference from the candidate's current school, and examinations in Mathematics and English.
All candidates are interviewed by the Principal or another experienced member of staff, usually in the second half of the Michaelmas Term preceding entry. Each girl is asked to bring with her a piece of work of which she is proud, and this forms the initial basis of discussion.
The Mathematics and English tests are those set by the North London Independent Girls' Schools' Consortium, of which Queen's College is a member (in Group 1). For entry to Queen's in September 2014, these tests must be sat on Fri 17 January.
The deadline for applications for 11+ entry in September 2014 is Sat 30 November 2013.
For guidance on what we look for in examinations answers, and on how girls can best prepare for the Consortium tests, please click here.
The results of the selection process (offer, waiting-list, or no offer) are released on a date agreed jointly by the Consortium schools. In 2014 this will be Thurs 13 February. Parents have just over two weeks in which to accept a place which has been offered, and must respond to the College by noon on Wed 5 March.
The past three years' examination papers can be downloaded below:
Mathematics exam 2010
English exam 2010
English exam 2010 (reading passage)
Mathematics exam 2011
English exam 2011
English exam 2011 (reading passage)
Mathematics exam 2012
English exam 2012
English exam 2012 (reading passage)