Please note that there is a slight change to the English paper for 2016. In the place of one long creative writing task in the Writing Section, there will be two compulsory short writing tasks of 20 minutes each, one requiring an imaginative response, and the other asking for a personal, discursive response to an issue related to the passage. In order to ensure that candidates have time to read and plan two tasks, the examination will be extended by just five minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. There is no particular change to the Reading Section, which will be fully accessible to all abilities, but there will be opportunities for the most able candidates to be rewarded for original and sophisticated insights.
The guidance for the Mathematics paper stays the same and the time allowed for this paper will remain 1 hour 15 minutes.
Parents are strongly advised to read the guidance documents below which provide more detailed information.
For past question papers please click on the links below. Please note that all Consortium schools provide the same papers and that all schools make the most recent papers available on their websites from 1 September each year (eg the January 2015 papers will be published in September 2015).