Westminster School Sixth Form Entrance Exams

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hello, im taking the math exam. do you know if the format of the questions will be like solving for answers, or the explanation/ show type of question? will there be drawing of diagrams and stuff? what are the topics tested?
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Hi, I applied there 2 years ago and did pass the exam section to then get the interview and I also did the maths exam, the topics are mainly what you've done at GCSE so you don't need to worry about trying to learn a level content and I don't really remember but take all of maths equipment just in case you do have to draw. the questions are the same type of questions you would get in a GCSE exam.
Hi I am going for the exam on 6th of November so in just under 2 weeks and was hoping you had any advice on how to get in. I am taking Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English Literature for my A levels. I read on another thread that the Westminster maths questions are similar to the Uk maths challenge senior and Olympiad, is this true? Do you know anything about the other subjects I am taking? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I also did the biology exam and did physics as my interview subject and all you need to be confident on is the content you learnt at school, but I remember for the biology exam I had to write up how I would do a practical and that required me to actually think through because it wasn't a practical I had done but apart from that the question was fine. I suppose the maths questions are a little challenging to see your thought process but its what you'll have learnt at gcse.
I haven't memorised any of the required practicals do you think that I need to do this for chemistry and biology? For interviews do they only interview on one subject or all 4 bcuz u said u chose physics as your interview subject? Thank you for the response.
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I apologise is thought this was about Harris Westminster the sixth form in London. But I believe the school you are applying to isn't the same one I thought it was.
Oh I was talking about the Westminster school not harris westminster thought the two are closely related. Westminster is the private one with harder entrance exams.
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there are plenty of 6th form entrance papers for other schools here:

https://hampsteadandfrognaltutors.or...e-exam-papers/
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I haven't memorised any of the required practicals do you think that I need to do this for chemistry and biology? For interviews do they only interview on one subject or all 4 bcuz u said u chose physics as your interview subject? Thank you for the response.
Hey there! I did the Westminster exams and interviews last year. For us it was very different as it was all done online, but for the exams they test your ability to apply your KS3 and year 10 knowledge to harder unfamiliar situations rather than your understanding of challenging concepts which not everyone may have covered yet. For maths it was a multiple choice paper of mostly algebra-based questions which got progressively harder, although I imagine for in-person exams this may be different. Check this thread for chemistry.

For interviews you have a short interview for each of your subjects and then a longer general interview. In my subject interviews they asked what topics I enjoyed most and then asked me some questions based on those, where I had to explain my thought process as I went along, even if the answer was wrong. Hope this helps!
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