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Winchester College

Boys who are successful at 13+ entry to Winchester College will be considered either ‘Scholars’ or ‘Commoners’. There are 70 ‘Scholars’ and they live together in the College. The ‘Commoners’ live in one of ten Houses and these houses have about 60 boys in each.

The Admissions Procedure differs depending on where a boy is currently at school. The process distinguishes between those in the UK, those in the EU and then those at schools either inside or outside of the Asian Region.

Boys can register from the age of eight and arrange to visit the school with a Housemaster. It is suggested that boys have their name on a list for a specific house by the end of Year 5 (age 10). A place is not guaranteed at this stage. In the latter half of Year 6, an interview is organised with the prospective Housemaster. There is a short verbal and numerical reasoning test. Housemasters will also request a written report from the current school.

Conditional offers of places are made at the beginning of June in Year 6. All boys still need to pass the Winchester College Entrance Examination in May of Year 8 or, alternatively, opt for the Winchester Scholarship Examination (Election).

The Headmaster and the Registrar consider each application in detail. Following this, if an applicant is successful, they will be placed on the ‘General List’ or the ‘Reserve List’. Those on the General List are guaranteed a place in the School as long as they pass the Winchester Entrance Examination. This differs from the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams.

The Winchester Entrance Exams are taken in the boy’s own school in May of Year 8. The Winchester Entrance Exams are similar in format and syllabus to 13+ Common Entrance. The subjects required for the Entrance Examination are: English (two papers), Maths, Science, French, Geography, History and Latin.

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The idea of an interview with a Headmaster can be daunting for youngsters. A great deal can hang on that first impression, the words, the gestures... (Show me more)

The idea of an interview with a Headmaster can be daunting for youngsters. A great deal can hang on that first impression, the words, the gestures, reading the situation and knowing how to respond. Prep School Tutors can help with targeted sessions, homing in on the types of question to expect, the style of response to gage and the all-important body language. Be it for 11+, 13+ or Scholarship, confidence comes with practice.

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Paul

Subjects
English, History, Verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Barnardiston Hall School

Paul specialises in powering his students towards success in both English and History. He kick-started his career teaching History to GCSE and A-Level and has now been in the prep school environment for over 5 years, working at Barnardiston, an excellent and extremely popular Suffolk prep school. Here, Paul has had particular success in making poetry more accessible to pupils of all abilities. He has also tutored 11+ English for entrance to the major Cambridge schools and his scholarship and 13+ students have won places to top public schools including Rugby, Oundle and The Perse.

Paul firmly believes that through sharing his enthusiasm for English language and poetry, he can make a huge difference to students preparing for the demands of Common Entrance.

Robert

Subjects
Geography, Religious Studies, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Appleton Community College, extensive private tutoring

11+
13+
GCSE
A-Level

Robert is a high-energy English tutor! A fully qualified teacher, he has been teaching across the age ranges for the last 5 years, specialising in KS3, GCSE and A-Level (Ages 11-18) with added skills in teaching literacy, numeracy and other life skills to students of all learning abilities (including dyslexia). He has experience in tutoring extensively for 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship, tutoring Geography, Maths, English and Religious Studies to 13+ Common Entrance level. Robert has guided even the least willing through Eton entrance exams with humour and motivating activities to bring out the best in his tutees.

Louise

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Handcross Park Prep School, Hurstpierpoint College Prep School, extensive private tuition

Louise is a dynamic and highly motivating tutor with an addictive enthusiasm for her subject. Having been Head of English at a leading South-East prep school, she has extensive knowledge of both the Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship syllabi, as well as many of the individual entrance exams for the top public schools. With 10 years of teaching experience, she is fully aware of what is needed for students to be successful in SATS, 11+, 13+ and CAS exams, and will work alongside your child to help achieve their goals.

Louise has a proven track record as an excellent English teacher throughout KS2 & KS3 and takes into account both the pastoral and academic needs of her tutees, genuinely caring about them as individuals. Her tutees are treated with respect and care which gives them the confidence to achieve well academically; Louise fully believes that confidence in one's ability is often the key to success.

Sophie

Subjects
Latin, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Oxford University

Experience
Farleigh School, Sherborne Prep School, Canford, Alleyn's

Sophie attended Roedean School and Durham University and completed her PGCE at Oxford University. She has 15 years’ teaching experience in public schools and preparatory schools; she has taught English and Drama to GCSE and A-Level and Latin to Common Entrance and Scholarship entry to the leading English public schools.

Sophie has worked as Head of Learning Support, Head of Learning and Director of Studies at two well-known preparatory schools in the South-west of England. She is skilled in preparing even the most anxious for interview and has an intimate knowledge of Common Entrance examinations in most subjects, and wide understanding of those elements of courses that some pupils find difficult. Sophie has prepared scholarship candidates for Eton, Winchester, Marlborough, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and many other public schools.

Sophie’s aim as a tutor is to prepare her pupils so well that they approach examinations fearlessly and as an opportunity to demonstrate what they know. She has a proven track record of obtaining excellent results for pupils. She does this by breaking down the curriculum into manageable sections, smoothing out any problem areas and reminding pupils frequently of the progress that they have made to boost their confidence.

Angela C

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Christ Church Cathedral School, Hendon Prep, Milton Keynes Prep

Angela is an expert in pre-test preparation to the major public schools. She has an excellent knowledge of the entrance exam requirements for British public schools, including Eton, Westminster, Harrow, Merchant Taylor's and Magdalen. She has been Head of Science at prep schools in Oxford and London and worked to prepare children in Maths and Science, through 13+ Common Entrance, 13+ Scholarship and also to success with GCSE. Angela tailors each lesson to a student's needs and individual learning style. She is a happy, caring and dynamic teacher who thrives on helping children to reach their goals.

Deborah

Subjects
English, Interview Technique

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons Education

Experience
Harrow College, Lewisham College, extensive private tuition

11+
13+
GCSE
A-Level

Stimulating lessons are key to engage and motivate! Deborah believes that learning should be interesting and enjoyed. Learning styles differ and she makes sure to tailor her teaching techniques to best suit the learner. Deborah's aim is to enable the tutee to reach their goals, develop their confidence with all aspects of English and to enjoy the success of achieving the exam results they desire.

Her experience spans teaching and tutoring towards 13+ Common Entrance Exams and 11 plus and also guiding children to catch up or develop their English skills in specific areas. She has taught children with dyslexia and is certified within this specialism. For the older learner, she has heaps of experience teaching GCSE and A-Level English, as well as ESOL, English as an additional language to non-native speakers. She is well-versed in Interview Technique and is particularly skilled at exam preparation including mock papers, revision techniques and essay writing.

Nicola

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
GTP Teacher Training, MEd (Curriculum and Learning)

Experience
The Dragon School, Bishop's Stortford College, extensive private tuition

11+
13+
GCSE
iGCSE

Nicola currently teaches English and Drama at The Dragon, a large Prep School in North Oxford with a reputation for excellence across the board. She prepares pupils for 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and pre-test exams to top independent and public schools. She has taught up to A Level, with significant experience in GCSE and iGCSE more recently, and has a wide-reaching knowledge of her subject. Nicola also teaches Music theory and has cracked the formula for coaching Grade 5 theory and beyond! Enjoyment is at the root of her teaching philosophy; she strives to instill in her students a love and deep understanding and appreciation of literature. This is alongside developing pupils' ability to express themselves confidently and accurately in writing. In her spare time, Nicola is studying for a Masters Degree in Education; she is passionate about unleashing the academic potential of all of the pupils she teaches.

Kelly

Subjects
English, Maths, History, Geography, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St. Aubyn's School, extensive private tuition

Kelly is a qualified teacher who has been tutoring for over 10 years. She has worked in a number of British independent and international schools across the 3 Key Stages, both in the UK and overseas. She enjoys preparing her students for Common Entrance exams at 11 and 13 plus and specialises in English, Maths and Science. Her approach ensures that tutees are confident with the exam materials and the best way to approach each paper. Kelly has experience tutoring up to GCSE in History, English and Geography and is familiar with the different exam boards. She has taught English as a foreign language and has worked with adult learners in business and informal contexts. She has also mentored students with additional learning needs and often worked with students to develop study skills and time management skills. She has a passion for teaching and aims to make sessions fun, personal and engaging for every student.

Nina

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, CELTA, MBA

Experience
Extensive private tuition

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13+
GCSE
A1
A2

Nina is an enthusiastic educator! She loves imparting knowledge to students and really wants to get them interested in the subjects they are learning. Nina’s areas of expertise are in Science and Mathematics. She is also somewhat pro at 11+ preparation. Nina has great experience and detailed knowledge of the requirements for pre-tests, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship exams to the top British public schools. She has taught from Key Stage 2 through to A-level both in schools and as a private tutor.

After completing degrees in Science and Business Studies, Nina worked for many years in Investment Banking and Consulting. She then lived abroad in parts of Europe and South America, where she worked as a teacher. Her interest in teaching and learning then encouraged her to obtain teaching qualifications. Nina has experience of teaching Science, Mathematics, Literacy and English and is patient and sympathetic to the needs of her students. Having lived abroad with children herself, Nina understands the challenges faced by students in different education systems aiming towards entrance to British Schools.

Diana

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
Cert.Ed, MA in Education, Ofsted inspector

Experience
Cayman Prep School and High School

11+
13+
GCSE
iGCSE
A-Level

Diana is a dedicated teacher who is passionate about achieving excellence in education. She has considerable experience in her field, having worked in education for 25 years, recently gaining her Masters degree in Education from the University of Leeds. Diana taught at a British Prep school in the Cayman Islands, assisting the students with their 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams, as well as tutoring them to improve their grades in GCSE and A level. She believes in building the student’s confidence to allow them to become more inquisitive and knowledgeable about their learning. She has considerable experience with students who have dyslexia and ADHD.

Mia

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
CELTA teacher training

Experience
Extensive private tuition

Mia is an expert tutor having taught in the UK and abroad, including Monaco, Dubai, Russia, and Hong Kong. She specialises in English for Common Entrance, English Language and English Literature, TEFL, Sociology, and Psychology. Mia also advises students on UK Schools and University entrance, as well as interview technique, pronunciation and accent neutralisation.

Mia has recently returned from Hong Kong where she was a full-time leader of two Common Entrance courses, preparing students with the skills and techniques needed to succeed in 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance examinations. She holds a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA - Distinction) as well as a BSc in Social Policy, Criminal Justice and Psychology from the London School of Economics. She also achieved a Distinction in MA Screen Acting, Writing, and Directing from the University of the Arts London.

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