What should you expect in the 7 plus?

For students applying to prep schools, they may be asked to take a pre-prep assessment in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning. These exams have the potential to be worrisome for both parents and students. However, there is no need to fret!

Here's the key info:

  • Taken by students in Year 2
  • Usually in January (but occasionally at other times)
  • Maths, English and often Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning assessed
  • May involve an informal 'interview' with the head
  • Schools will usually request a student report from the student's current school

To get a better idea of what to expect in each area we have split things up into the main categories of assessment below. Have a browse below to see what to expect for each section and how you can help. If you are looking for specific advice or want us to answer a question directly then send us a quick message  and we will get back to you in double quick time.


Click here to get an idea of what the 7plus English assessment looks like.

Click here to get an idea of what the 7plus English assessment looks like.

Click here to get an idea of what Maths topics are commonly assessed at 7 plus

Click here to get an idea of what Maths topics are commonly assessed at 7 plus

Click here to familiarise yourself with Verbal reasoning at 7 plus

Click here to familiarise yourself with Verbal reasoning at 7 plus

Click here to familiarise yourself with Non-verbal reasoning at 7 plus

Click here to familiarise yourself with Non-verbal reasoning at 7 plus

Click here to get an idea of what tasks and interviews are set at 7 plus

Click here to get an idea of what tasks and interviews are set at 7 plus

Click here to find a library of different resource for students taking the 7 plus

Click here to find a library of different resource for students taking the 7 plus


Need to ask us a specific question about the 7+? Or just want to talk to someone free of charge about your child's situation? Get in contact and we'll schedule a free telephone consultation.

If you want to organise a tutorial but want to know what the different options are, go to our Cost of Tuition Page.