Archives Feb. 2, 2015

  • A guide to the different entrance exams used by UK private schools

    Feb. 2, 2015.

    Part 2

    11+ exams 

    11+ exams exist in both the private and state sector in the UK, but they differ in format.  Here, the focus is on the private sector but refer to 11+ exams in the state sector for detail on Grammar School entry. 

    In the private sector, 11+ exams are set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board and are referred to as 11+ Common Entrance.  These exams are generally, but by no means exclusively, for entrance to senior independent girls’ schools but some boys’ secondary independent schools have an 11+ entry as well.  If concerned about the 11 ...