Past Examination Papers

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Past Papers For Year 7 (Third Form) Entry

Below are links to all the past papers for the last eight years.

Do look at the past papers which helps girls to be familiar with the layout, structure and level of difficulty of the four papers. It’s also helpful to practise timing when going through the papers.

It is reassuring to girls if they know what to expect, but do not try to prepare ‘model answers’. We do not penalise wrong answers so candidates are encouraged to have a go, even when they are unsure. In particular, freshness and spontaneity are rewarded in the English essay paper.

Candidates should not worry if they cannot finish all the questions. The papers are set and marked with the aim of discovering potential,  not merely what has been taught.  We are trying to discover how candidates think and therefore do not provide answers for any of the papers.

Mathematics Paper I

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Mathematics Paper II

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

English Essay

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

English Comprehension

2020 (Story)

2020 (Questions)

2019 (Story)

2019 (Questions)

2018 (Story)

2018 (Questions)

2017 (Story)

2017 (Questions)

2016 (Story)

2016 (Questions)

2015 (Story)

2015 (Questions)

2014 (Story)

2014 (Questions)

2013 (Story and Questions)

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