Common Entrance Tutors in London
The Common Entrance exams sat at either 11+ or 13+ are used by senior schools (secondary) to assess pupils’ academic ability. Exams are set and regulated by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB).
Now, some schools, for example, St Paul’s, Wycombe Abbey and Westminster, have their own admissions test. And while the discrepancy between their tests and the standard Common entrance exams are minimal the difference is about 15%.
Many students in the UK sit Common Entrance (11+/13+) exams as part of the admission process into selective secondary schools. The Common Entrance exam is usually sat at 13 but can be sat at 11 years of age.
Respected and competitive public schools require students to take this exam and select students based on their results. A pass rate of 60% is usually required.
Common Entrance Tuition & Exam Preparation
Exam technique and past papers are key to ensuring students have the best chance to succeed at Common Entrance. At Tutor House we:
- Provide structured exam training and organisation of important material to give students the best support in their preparation.
- Offer private tuition for children preparing for common entrance from the age of 10 years old.
- Work with students to answer past paper questions and help them understand key areas within the common entrance exams.
Our tuition covers the 11+ and 13+ common entrance exams
Your child’s current school will be able to provide you with more specific information about the content of the 13+ exams.
Exam papers are set based on a child’s ability and time spent on the specific subject. It wouldn’t be fair to give a child a Latin paper when they have only started to learn the subject the week before. Each of the compulsory exams (English, Maths, and Science) are far more in-depth than the 11+.
Key dates for Common Entrance 2016-2017 term:
11+ CE exam dates:
7-8th November 2016
16-17th January 2017
13+ CE exam dates:
7th-10th November 2016
23rd-26th January 2017
15th-20th May 2016 & 6th-9th June 2016