DATES FOR 2017

Paper 1 - Friday January 13th  :  Paper 2 - Monday February 20th 


All enquiries should be addressed to the Administrator:

A.H.Beadles, Chaff Barn, Downyard, Compton Pauncefoot,
Yeovil, Somerset  BA22 7EL  01963 440461

tonybeadles@me.com


Examiner for Paper 1

Dr M.Gray, 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex.  HA1 3HP


Examiner for Paper 2

A.H.M.Thompson, 25 Links Road, Radlett, Hertfordshire.  WD7 8BD
01923 578673


An entry form is sent by IAPS in September to all Heads who are members of IAPS.

An entry form for 2017 is below and can be used by copying and pasting, if necessary








THE TOWNSEND-WARNER HISTORY PRIZE


The dates for the examination are:

PAPER 1     Friday 13 January 2017

PAPER 2     Monday 20 February 2017


Winners in 2016 Individual – Faris Firooze (Wetherby Preparatory)

Batsford Shield for the best overall school – King’s Junior, Wimbledon


Candidates must be under 14 on 1 January 2017.  Apart from prizes for the top 50 children, one is offered to the leading candidate from an overseas school.  In 2016 book tokens to the value of £1,007 were awarded to the top 50 candidates and Cards of Commendation were awarded to the next 52.  The Batsford Shield is awarded to the school with the best overall performance.


One extra paper will be enclosed in each envelope.  This paper is for the teacher i/c History and must not be used for an extra candidate unless I am informed and a fee paid.  A certificate will be enclosed in each envelope that must be signed to say that the examination has been properly invigilated. 

All schools taking part will receive the results of Paper 1 and Paper 2.


A fee of £4 per child entered must be paid at the time of entry, by cheque.  Cheques should be made payable to The Townsend-Warner History Prize.  Money cannot be returned for cancelled entries. 

All entries will be acknowledged by email.


Past papers for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be obtained from me at the price of £1 per set - Papers 1 and 2 for one year.  Some papers from earlier years are also available.


We can be flexible about dates.  If a date is impossible – at the start of term for Paper 1 or at half-term or for scholarships with Paper 2 - please let me know in plenty of time (preferably at the time of entry) and an alternative date can be agreed.


Entries, stating the number of candidates, should be made not later than 16 December 2016 to:

A H Beadles, Chaff Barn, Compton Pauncefoot, Yeovil, Somerset.  BA22 7EL.  01963 440461  tonybeadles@me.com

If papers for Paper 1 have not arrived by Monday 4 January, ring Patrick Gent (01963 23363) as I will be abroad.


Please note that we have a website with many details at: www.townsend-warner-history.co.uk


PLEASE RETAIN THIS TOP HALF FOR REFERENCE


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THE TOWNSEND-WARNER HISTORY PRIZE – 2017


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Cheque enclosed for £…….  (payable to The Townsend-Warner History Prize)  (£4 per entry plus £1 per year of past papers).   If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please email tonybeadles@me.com for details.


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The Townsend-Warner History Prize, started 131 years ago, is one of the oldest institutions in the preparatory school world. 
It has proved enduringly popular in encouraging the study of history.  It is not linked to any national testing or examinations, but aims to provoke interest and delight in historical reading, facts and analysis.  It regularly produces winners of remarkable calibre, writing history of much flair and knowledge.  The first
fifty candidates receive generous prizes, in 2016 to a total of over £1,000, and the next fifty are sent cards of commendation.


The Prize consists of two papers.  The first has 100 questions demanding one-word, or one-sentence, answers from world history, but with a strong emphasis on British history.  Many are straightforward, some a little more obscure.  Two hundred and fifty candidates qualify from Paper 1 to sit Paper 2.  This is in the form of essay questions, but allows candidates a very wide choice so that they can write on what they know, but also show analytical skill and historical imagination.


The prize is open to schools affiliated to IAPS - the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools.

Entry forms are sent by IAPS in an email to the Heads of all IAPS schools in September each year with the request to encourage the Head of History at the school to select suitable candidates for entry.

Entries for 2017 should reach the Administrator as soon as possible and not later than December 16th, 2016.


In 2016 over 1,000 candidates sat Paper 1 and 250 qualified for Paper 2.

The Townsend-Warner

Preparatory Schools History Prize