If you read page http://www.bournemouth-school.org/admissiontests
it does state that the tests will be multiple choice and there is an English written paper too.
Thanks Smudge! The is a lot clearer than the download I looked at.
We only found out about the change as a friend past on the info from their tutor. Like a few kids, our son isn't having a tutor so we might never have known about the change.
On the plus side, my son drops 1 or 2 points on the maths papers at most so his overal score should be proportionally higher now that the VR has been dropped.
We attended the Bournemouth School open evening last night and having spoken to the head master it does appear that the Maths portion of the entry exam will now make up 50% of the final mark with the English and written paper joined to make the other 50%.
So thats certainly helped our son who is very strong on the maths side.