The Common Entrance exam has been used since 1904 to select pupils for entry to private schools. The i Newspaper took a look at sample questions written by Owl Tutors to see just how hard the exams can be.
Lawrence October, 2019
In this blog Sobia discusses the daunting process of interviewing for a school place, and outlines possible questions asked as well as tips and techniques for success.
Sobia October, 2019
Josephine is an experienced English teacher and school entrance tutor. Here, she provides 6 clear steps that will allow pupils to breakdown the complex language of the 19th Century novel, which will stand 13 Plus scholarship candidates in good stead.
Josephine September, 2019
In this blog - the second of a two-part series - Science tutor Phil provides advice on revision methods and exam technique for students sitting 13 Plus Common entrance Science. Once the basics have been mastered, a thorough revision plan and knowing what to expect in the exam will set students up for success.
Phil September, 2019
In this blog, Phil, an experienced school entrance tutor, sets out how students can ensure success at 13 Plus Common entrance Science. Mastering the basic theories, equations and laws is essential and Phil provides a helpful list of topics which simply must be memorised by 13 Plus candidates. This is the first of a two part series.
Phil September, 2019
In this blog, Sobia takes an in depth look at the 13+ Harrow and Eton scholarship English, Maths and Science papers, and offer some useful tips to keep in mind.
Sobia March, 2019
Eton is arguably the most famous boarding school in the world. In this blog, Ed sets out the main aspects of the Eton admissions procedure with hints and tips that might maximise your son's chances.
Ed October, 2018
Schools are keen to emphasize the importance of wide and ambitious reading for students sitting the 13+. If you are unsure what constitutes ambitious reading for this age group, here are some of the best books for 12-year-olds, along with suggestions for what to read next.
English is a compulsory part of Common Entrance in almost all cases, but it can be difficult to know how to prepare for the exam. This blog gives guidance on the syllabus and likely requirements of the exam as well as advice on how to help prepare your child.