Sutton SET 11+ Entrance Exams
The Sutton Selective Eligibility Test is used by six selective schools in and around Sutton as their 11+ entrance exam. Five of these schools are entirely selective grammars schools - Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar, Wallington High School for Girls and Wilson's School - one of the schools, Greenshaw High School, is partially selective.
Although all six schools broadly share resources and follow similar criteria, there are nuances that you should be aware of depending on which school(s) you are targeting.
Stage 1 - Multiple Choice
All six schools require the S.E.T. Selective Eligibility Test as their first round of testing. This consists of two exclusively multiple-choice papers, one for English and one for Maths.
The English paper has been updated for 2021 and beyond, with a new format that focuses on Spelling and Comprehension.
In most cases this first test will determine eligibility to sit Stage 2, and whilst the pass mark varies year-by-year due to peer averages, it is best to aim for at least 85% as an average across both papers, with neither paper scoring less than 80%. The reality could be lower (or higher) each year, but this is a good rule of thumb when preparing for for the big day.
The exceptions to this rule are Greenshaw High School and Wallington Country Grammar, who in both cases measure test performance based purely on the S.E.T. multiple choice papers, and do not have a second stage. It is worth noting that in the case of Wallington County Grammar, the pass mark for the S.E.T. paper is usually considerably higher than the other schools.