Private Tuition Club

ENTRANCE EXAMS AND COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMS

TRAIN TO ACE ENTRANCE EXAMS. OFFER YOUR CHILD THE ULTIMATE LIFELONG ADVANTAGE.

Securing a place at one of the UK’s top independent schools through hard work and dedication is a victory in itself. We enable families with high aspirations to offer their child the ultimate advantage of world-leading schooling, by providing a pillar of support during the challenging applications and assessment phase.

Private Tuition Club tutors- most of whom attended the best schools in the country- are familiar with independent school syllabi and provide high calibre training for applicants to ace entrance exams. These include the 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+ and Common Entrance exam. The PTC community provides dedicated support and motivation to reduce stress during the complex applications process.

AREAS OF ENTRANCE EXAM PREPARATION

7 PLUS / 8 PLUS

7+ / 8+

11 PLUS

11+

13 PLUS

13+ COMMON ENTRANCE

16 PLUS

16+

During your entrance exam preparation sessions- which we recommend on a weekly basis and over the school holidays – the following objectives are prioritised:

  • Tackling new or unfamiliar subject content-often above the student’s current level- using recommended ISEB resources
  • Refining exam technique and time management skills through past paper practice
  • Increasing confidence in Maths, English and Reasoning to ultimately achieve outstanding results across all fields

Considering independent schooling for your child but confused about where to start? The PTC independent schools advisor is dedicated to answering all your questions and providing expert advice to families in London and internationally.

Call us today on 0207 427 6093 or email enquiries@privatetuitionclub.com to start your journey to a leading school.

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Private Tuition Club

3rd Floor, 14 Hanover Street
Mayfair, London W1S 1YH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 427 60 93
enquiries@privatetuitionclub.com

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7 PLUS EXAM / 8 PLUS EXAM
11 PLUS EXAM - (ELEVEN PLUS)
13 PLUS - COMMON ENTRANCE EXAM
16 PLUS (SIXTEEN PLUS)

7 PLUS EXAM / 8 PLUS EXAM

The 7+ is taken in year 2 for entry into year 3. It is comprised of three papers, English, Maths and reasoning based on the year 2 syllabus. Pupils are assessed on comprehension, writing and problem-solving.

The 8+ follows a similar structure to the 7+ with a higher attainment level. Content follows the KS1 Curriculum and early stages of KS2. It is comprised of a reading comprehension, writing, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Evaluation is based on the above tests, alongside an assessment day where a pupil’s ability to interact with peers and staff, to work independently and as part of a group are evaluated.

11 PLUS EXAM - (ELEVEN PLUS)

Set by girls schools and London day schools commonly in January of the year of entry, the 11+ exam encompasses four disciplines, as set out by ISEB. An 11+ tutor will prepare pupils in the following areas:

  • Verbal reasoning- tests ability to work with words and language
  • Non-verbal reasoning- involves solving problems with pictures, diagrams and patterns
  • Mathematics- includes problem solving and mental maths
  • English Skills- assesses grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and creative writing

13 PLUS - COMMON ENTRANCE EXAM

The 13+ Common Entrance exam is fiercely competitive. Compulsory papers are centred on English, Maths and Science. In addition, candidates may be required to sit papers in a wide range of subjects chosen from: French, Geography, German, Classical Greek, History, Latin, Religious Studies and Spanish. The core subjects, most modern languages, Latin and Classical Greek are offered at more than one level.

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16 PLUS (SIXTEEN PLUS)

Due to the limited availability of places at Sixth Form, the 16+ exam is set by independent schools as part of an extremely competitive selection procedure for year 12 entry. This exam usually takes place in Autumn of the school year before entry, in October or November.

Examination papers are centered on each subject looking to be pursued at A level, varying from 45 minutes to an hour in length. Each paper tests candidate subject knowledge, but most importantly, the ability to apply this knowledge to a new context and framework.