11+ shake Up

The North London Girls' Schools' Consortium have announced plans from 2019 to replace the existing 11+ written exams in English and Maths with a one hour bespoke cognitive ability test.  They also plan to develop the creativity of their interview process.

Plans were announced officially in a letter from the twelve Heads in the Consortium.  The assessment changes come out of concerns for the mental health and well being of pupils and to "act to reduce the scope for excessive tutoring".

Schools in the Consortium are:

Channing School
Francis Holland School (NW1)
Francis Holland School (SW1)
Godolphin and Latymer School
More House School
Northwood College
Notting Hill and Ealing High School
Queen’s College
Queen’s Gate School
South Hampstead High School
St. Helen’s School
St. James’ Senior Girls’ School

The North London Girls' Consortium will be renamed the London Consortium in 2019 in the hope that other schools will join so that the number of assessments children sit are eventually much reduced.

The full letter is below:

11+ letter