Helping your child through the 13+

Our bespoke approach to school entry at this level enables us to get children into the top secondary schools in the country

The 13+ and Pretest are demanding and rigorous exams. Our consultants and tutors have the expertise, however, to guide your child through this process. We begin with an assessment, to make sure your efforts are going into the right places. Then, we help you choose a school before providing tuition, mock exams and preparation for any interviews.

Sally Hobbs - Ivy Education
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Sally Hobbs

Schools Consultant

"Children come in all shapes and sizes and a one size fits all approach to tuition and future schooling is not the answer. We consultants mentally measure up a child’s needs and a parent’s expectation and aim to produce a bespoke, tailor-made, “right fit” outcome"

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Getting into your top preference

Pre-Tests and 13+ examinations determine school entry for children going in to Year 9 and are carried out by all top secondary schools. Our team of experts can support your family along every step of the admission process for schools such as:

Identifying the right Secondary School

Learning Assessments

Our Learning Assessments allow us to determine which schools are most suitable and is the best starting point for tuition. The assessment process highlights the strengths and weaknesses of students and allows Ivy Education to plan the most effective Individual Educational Plan.

Matching schools to your child

Our team has strong links and personal relationships with many Secondary schools in and around London. Whatever your situation we will always ensure we match your child to the school that meets their educational, social and emotional requirements. We manage the schools’ application processes and help steer your child along the right path by carefully recommending the schools that fit their exacting needs.

Preparing for School Entrance

Interview Preparation

Children are usually interviewed by their prospective schools. We have a team of wonderful former Heads providing Interview Preparation at your home or our offices.

The sessions expose the student to the situation and questions they are likely to experience on the day. Although the aim is to primarily support children in passing the Interview stage of admissions, the process also builds confidence and allows them to develop as individuals.

Mock exams

Mock Exams give your child exposure to the conditions they will experience on the all-important day, therefore, building their confidence. As well as improving your child’s Exam Technique, they importantly provide us with key information allowing us to enhance our tuition programs.

Tuition

Our Pretest and 13+ tuition programs are specially designed to ensure that children complete their exams to the best of their ability. Having seen many children go through the process, we understand it is tough and daunting for both parents and children. Success in Pretest and 13+ exams will give your children the best chance to gain entry to their preferred Secondary school.

Individual Educational Plans are carefully shaped to concentrate on areas of difficulty. Depending on the specific School Entrance processes, Tuition will focus on:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Reasoning – Verbal & non-Verbal

Meet our consultants

Ivy Education will match one of our consultants to support you and your child:

Elizabeth Hill

Schools Consultant

On meeting with clients and listening to their individual needs and preferences, Elizabeth draws on her experience to give guidance on school selection, application processes and entry examinations for many of the top schools in London and beyond.

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Sally Hobbs

Schools Consultant

Children come in all shapes and sizes and a one size fits all approach to tuition and future schooling is not the answer. We consultants mentally measure up a child’s needs and a parent’s expectation and aim to produce a bespoke, tailor-made, “right ...

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Peter Clare-Hunt

Schools Consultant

Ivy Education provides a range of educational benefits to meet the needs of families seeking ultimately to ensure that the school is the right fit for the child. While the whole process can appear daunting, the team at Ivy Education helps to ease the...

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Jeremy Edwards

Schools Consultant

On meeting with clients and listening to their individual needs and preferences, Jeremy draws on his experience to provide guidance on school selection, application processes and entry examinations for many of the top schools in London and beyond.

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