Common Entrance at 13+
The Common Entrance exam at 13+ is supported by several of the most competitive British independent secondary schools. The exam is rigorous and assesses a wide range of subjects including English and Mathematics. One of the benefits of sitting the exam is its ability to prepare students for academic life at some of the country’s leading academic institutions.
The 13+ exam is very academic and requires students to study a thorough syllabus. The syllabus reflects the material and standards expected of students throughout their senior school education.
Students sit the 13+ when they are in Year 8. Some pupils will take the exam in November, whilst others will sit it in January, May or June.
Key Common Entrance Subjects
English, Mathematics and Science make up the core 13+ subjects. However, students are also required to sit exams in additional subjects such as:
Here are some of the schools that require students to sit the 13+ exam.
St Paul’s School
Haberdashers’ Askes’ Boys
St Edward's, Oxford
Reigate Grammar School
John Lyon School
St Albans School
If your child is preparing for the 13+ exam and needs extra support, our Common Entrance Christmas Course might be the perfect fit.