# 8 – 10 Plus

## Form I (Year 4)

The Entrance Assessment is taken in January of Year 3 to enter Form I (Year 4) in September. The following is a guide to what each girl should be capable of at the time of the Entrance Assessment.

Mathematics

• Place value up to 1000
• Adding and subtracting up to three digits
• Tables up to 12x
• Four rules of number and their use in money
• Length – m and cms / Weight – kg and g and the conversion of metric units
• Ability to tell the time using the 12-  and 24-hour clock and simple calculations on elapsed time
• Use of fractions to describe proportions of a whole
• Simple properties of two-dimensional shapes e.g. symmetry
• Ability to extract information from a list, table or bar chart
• Simple problems involving any of the above

English

• Writing with correct use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and with verb agreement
• Ability to write imaginatively showing variety of sentence construction and grammatical accuracy

### Lower II (Year 5)

The Entrance Examination is taken in January of Year 4 to enter Lower II (Year 5) in September

Mathematics

• Tables up to 12x with matching division facts

• Confident use of the four operations

• Decimals; understanding of tenths and hundredths

• Finding fractional amounts of whole numbers and shapes

• Time – 12-hour clock, using am and pm, converting to 24-hour clock

• Areas and perimeters of squares and rectangles

• Understand and convert units of measurement: money, length, mass and capacity

• Classification of polygons

• Graphs – constructing and extracting data from bar charts

• Two-step problems, involving any of the above

English

• Punctuation and grammar as for Form I but including use of inverted commas, a variety of connectives, openers, conjunctions and the correct use of all the verb tenses.

• Correctly punctuated use of clauses within sentences

• Ability to answer a range of question types from a passage

• Stories to be lively and imaginative, using paragraphs, appropriate punctuation, grammar and correct spelling

• Write story plans

• Enjoyment of reading and ability to retell the main points of a story

• Candidates will also be expected to be familiar with the work of some established authors and explain their preferences for certain genres

## Upper II (Year 6)

The Entrance Examination is taken in January of Year 5, to enter Upper II (Year 6)  in September

Mathematics

• Four rules of number including long multiplication and long division
• Four rules of number using length, weight and capacity
• Time, timetables, 12- and 24-hour clock
• Simple averages
• Decimals and fractions (addition, subtraction and short multiplication)
• Ability to convert decimals to fractions and vice versa
• Graphs: pie charts, pictograms, block graphs, line graphs; the ability to construct, extract and interpret data
• Area and perimeter of regular shapes
• Recognition of shape, rotational and line symmetry
• Increase and reduction as simple percentages
• Two- and three-step problems on any of the above

English

As for all previous years, also including:

• Fluency of writing, with imagination, showing correct use of grammar and paragraphs
• Punctuation using exclamation marks and double quotation marks, eg for names of books inside existing speech marks
• Accuracy in spellings and a wide vocabulary
• Comprehension: ability to deduce information as well as answer straightforward questions
• Reading; as for Lower II, but candidates are expected to have read a wide range of books