Academic Scholarship – Past Papers

At Wellington College we are looking for students who are adept at applying their current knowledge to new situations. The academic scholarship examination papers are structured with the aim of giving students opportunities to apply existing knowledge in unfamiliar situations. Students will be rewarded for developing their answers with the use of recognised concepts and case studies, for clarity of thought and critical thinking.  In addition, candidates are provided with new material; we are keen to see how they respond to it, in particular whether they are able to take hints and run with them.

We are interested to see how students approach questions, particularly the precision and structure of their answers. Individual, logical approaches rather than formulaic or pre-prepared ones will be rewarded. We are looking for real engagement and clarity of thought.

The exams and assessments are held over two days and for information, an outline of the programme for 2022 entry is given below (this may change for future years):

Day 1: 8.45am – 5.30pm Day 2: 9am – 5.00pm
Mathematics: 90 mins Humanities: 90 mins
English: 70 mins Reading time for General Paper: 60 mins
Lunch Lunch
Science: 45 mins General Paper: 45 minutes
Modern Foreign Languages: 60 mins Optional MFL Oral*
Latin: 60 mins (+ optional Greek: 30 mins) General Paper discussion: 105 minutes

 

Links to past papers for entry in 2021 and 2022 can be found below.   Please note that past papers for the General Paper are not released.

2022

FRENCH ENGLISH SPANISH SCIENCE MATHEMATICS MANDARIN
 LINGUISTICS APTITUDE LATIN HUMANITIES HUMANITIES RESOURCE BOOKLET GREEK GERMAN


2021

GREEK ENGLISH LANGUAGE APTITUDE & SPANISH SCIENCE MATHEMATICS LANGUAGE APTITUDE & MANDARIN
LANGUAGE APTITUDE & FRENCH LATIN HUMANITIES HUMANITIES RESOURCE BOOKLET HUMANITIES RESOURCE DIGIMAP LANGUAGE APTITUDE & GERMAN