Looks like it would be very like St O's test - given the further information posted on their website:
Judd Entry Test
The Governing Body (the Admission Authority for the School) recently agreed the following motion:
The Headmaster should prepare the ground for a Judd Entry Test to be first sat in July/September 2014 for Sep 2015 entry. The Governing Body should decide at the November 2013 meeting whether to “Consult” on this change to the Admission Arrangements.
It is possible, therefore, that those seeking admission to Year 7 in September 2015 will need to register for and sit a Judd Entry Test. Should the Governing Body decide to go ahead with this then “Consultation” will take place around January 2014 and a final decision (“Determination”) made by 15 April. However we would expect to be able to provide information and guidance at our Open Evening in October 2013.
The current Kent PESE Test is designed to identify the most able 25% of the population and this works well across Kent, but is not entirely appropriate for The Judd School which rank orders applicants by “score” rather than “distance”. A replacement Kent Test is due to be introduced in September 2014, but its constituent parts are likely to be very similar to the current test. In recent years the Governors have noted:
· The “coachability” of VR (verbal reasoning) & NVR (non-verbal reasoning) tests resulting in a lack of differentiation at the top end (where Judd selects) and which may disadvantage students who do not have access to coaching (within or outside their current school)
· The lack of strong creative writing and literacy elements which we consider to be important skills for all students
A Judd Entry Test (if it goes ahead) would be balanced across English and Mathematics, testing the same skills and knowledge that students use every day in Year 5, thereby negating some (if not all) of the benefits of coaching. In essence the test would be very similar to that employed at St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington and other top performing boys’ grammar schools across the country.
As stated earlier formal consultation will take place around January 2014 - anyone wishing to comment informally may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
; however it is unlikely that we will enter into any dialogue at this stage. An update on progress will be issued at the beginning of October 2013 to coincide with the annual Open Evening.
24 May 2013