Alternatively, a child might sit a Pre-Test in Year 6 or 7 to receive conditional offers ahead of the 13+ exams in Year 8.
Schools that require that students take a pre-test include Eton and Harrow and the expectations for both exams are very high.
Whilst the Pre-Test looks at the cognitive ability of a student, it can be tricky to prepare for due to a lack of practice papers. However, we can provide our tutors with the experience to clarify what the tests will cover and what the schools are looking for.
The 13+ exams, meanwhile, cover a broader range of subject areas depending on the school. London Day Schools offer papers in Maths, English, Science and French, whereas the ISEB Common Entrance Papers used elsewhere include papers on a wide range of subjects, including options such as Humanities and Classics.