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Beaconsfield High School

Beaconsfield High School

Beaconsfield High School, commonly referred to as Becky High, is a girls' grammar school situated in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, catering to students aged 11 to 18. The school, with around 1,100 pupils and highly sought-after entry with 180 available places for Year 7 students, upholds rigorous academic standards.

Following the national curriculum, Becky High ensures that students acquire a robust foundation for their future academic endeavors. The school's mission is to foster a positive and high-achieving environment, instilling enthusiasm for learning and exploration. Students engage in a diverse range of subjects, including computing, English, literature, and the arts.

In addition to academic pursuits, Becky High provides an extensive array of extracurricular clubs and activities, enabling students to pursue their passions and develop new skills. Notable clubs include Dungeons and Dragons, baking, music, and athletics.

Recognizing the challenges of a competitive academic environment, Becky High prioritizes the well-being of its students, offering support for stress management. The school also places emphasis on the development of essential life values such as humility, respect, leadership, and morality.

Renowned for its academic excellence, Becky High consistently sees its students achieve impressive exam results and secure placements in prestigious universities. The school has garnered acclaim for its exceptional performance, receiving accolades such as the "Exceptional School" award and maintaining an "Outstanding" rating across all areas according to Ofsted.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

There exists a catchment area with priority determined by location and  proximity to the school. The corresponding map can be accessed on this  webpage.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
Around 30% achieve a qualifying score, and placement is subsequently determined based on proximity to the school gate.
Beaconsfield High School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1RR, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
11+ GL Assessment
Paper 1: Comprehension, English, Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2 : Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial reasoning and Mathematics

The 11+ Test in Buckinghamshire is administered by GL Assessment. The Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test comprises two papers assessing:

  1. Comprehension, technical English, and Verbal Reasoning

  2. Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Mathematics

Each test paper has a duration of approximately 45 minutes, featuring multiple-choice questions. The Secondary Transfer Test is categorized with the following weightings:

  • Verbal Ability: 50%

  • Non-Verbal Ability: 25%

  • Numerical Ability: 25%

Responses to all questions are recorded on a separate answer sheet, with each correct answer earning one raw age-standardized mark.

Prior to the Secondary Transfer Test, students are provided with the opportunity to take a Practice Test. The Practice Test is designed to simulate test conditions, offering students a firsthand experience and helping them become acquainted with the format of the 11+ STT.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2023
May 2023
June 2023

Results can be accessed through Buckinghamshire Council website.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension) and STT  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Beaconsfield High School
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