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St Helen's School



In their own words

The girls are at the heart of all that we do here at St Helen’s. Every girl is valued and known, and able to enjoy the warm and lively atmosphere that makes this school such an exciting place to learn. Our students become the best version of themselves: happy, healthy and active; creative and flexible thinkers; kind, thoughtful, successful and responsible young people.


We pride ourselves on exceptional teaching by specialists who are experts in how girls learn and develop. Exam results that will open doors to the ambitious university courses and careers that our students set their hearts on are an important part of the St Helen’s story. Just as important is that from the girl in nursery coming to ‘big’ school for the first time to the Year 7 girl about to become a teenager, everyone is encouraged to find out more, to work things out for herself, and to love learning. By taking risks and developing their imagination, the girls here learn to know and understand what they care about and have the confidence to go out into the world and live the lives they want to lead.


What happens outside the classroom is just as important. Our co-curricular programme means that each girl can discover her talents and her passions whilst having fun and finding out a lot about herself. Our pastoral care means that she will always have somewhere and someone to turn to – we understand that growing up can sometimes be confusing and when a sympathetic ear will make all the difference. That’s why girls leave St Helen’s with a calm inner confidence and also a sense of when others need an encouraging word – we are very proud of the kind-hearted and compassionate approach that is at the heart of our school life.



The admissions process uses the online ISEB Common Pre Test (sometimes referred to as the Common Entrance Exam). This exam has a specific format and structure, includes a range of predictable questions types and is taken in an online/computer environment. Students should pay particular attention to the Non-Verbal and Verbal-Reasoning modules, as these sections may include question types they have never encountered before.


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What questions can I expect?


The ISEB Common Pre Test is a combination of 4 individual exams, all of which are set in a multiple choice, online environment. The exams vary every year, but you can expect to find all or most of the below in this year's test.


Mathematics


  • Calculations

  • Money

  • Place value

  • Statistics and data

  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages

  • Triangles and angles

  • Area and perimeter

  • Units and measurement


English


  • Reading and comprehension

  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Literary devices


Verbal Reasoning


  • Code breaking

  • Word meanings

  • Missing letters

  • Pairing synonyms

  • Pairing antonyms

  • Word combinations


Non-Verbal Reasoning


  • Visual codes

  • Missing shapes and shape sequences

  • Matching shapes

  • Net-to-cube

  • Cube-to-net


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