Common Entrance

London Science Tutors assists students to prepare for their Common Entrance exams – giving them the best opportunity of going on to get a great education at the desired school of their choice.

We provide the following specialist Science and Maths Guidance and Resources for children aged 11-12 years old.


13+ Weekly Worksheets

Do you feel too busy to help your child from falling behind their potential with Science and Maths?

Here’s how you can easily support your child to get ahead for 20 minutes every Sunday evening.

  • Extra practice over the weekend: We provide free weekly homework on Fridays for your child.
  • Clear worked solutions: Sent to you on Sunday afternoons, allowing you to sit with your child and check their work quickly and easily.
  • Develop your child’s untapped potential: Our worksheets are aimed at children who are being let down by the fixed pace of the classroom.

Question Sheet: Take a look at our free sample question sheet

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Answers: Click here for the worked solutions

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Every year we hear from parents concerned with their child’s academic progress:

  • “My child is intelligent and has the potential to get far ahead with Science and Maths – but I fear they are being held back at school.”
  • “My child’s teacher is not providing enough practice homework over the weekend and I don’t know enough about the content to give appropriate help.”
  • “My child says that they are doing their homework online, but I’m worried they get distracted and are browsing the internet, wasting precious time at this age.”

At LST we have a team of tutors and teachers dedicated to developing resources to help children aged 11-12 improve their Science and Maths.

Building on our cumulative experience, we have developed a deep understanding of the learning process at these ages, as well as the most effective ways to improve academic performance and prepare children for their entrance exams and beyond.

We understand that performance at this stage is vital to future progress. Our Common Entrance resources are developed for:

  • Intelligent children aged 11-12,
  • Who are not receiving adequate support from their school
  • And want to improve their Science and Maths beyond the classroom.

We have found the greatest problems faced by these children are:

  • Their natural ability is not identified, nurtured and developed,
  • They are bored and become distracted in class due to being forced to work at a fixed pace,
  • They are unexcited by the dry teaching of Science and Maths.

From our experience, we have found that the following teaching framework works well with these children:

  • A progressive and structured approach to content learning
  • Regular “open book” homework and “closed book” testing
  • Key topic identification for additional focussed reinforcement or stretching beyond the syllabus

Guide for Parents: Helping your child to get ahead
Our online guide (available here) discusses our approach further, and how to use our resources most effectively to support your child, including:

Question Sheet: Take a look at our free sample question sheet below:

Worksheet image for CEP Website

Answers: Click here for the worked solutions

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If you have any questions, please do feel free to get in touch.


 

Securing entrance to the right school at this point in your child’s education is of the utmost importance. This school will provide the grounding for GCSEs and A-Levels, which has a direct influence on their future university options.

The 11+ Exam focuses on English, Maths and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The 13+ Exam tests a wide range of subjects – including Maths and Science.

The Common Entrance exam is taken by children in the UK as part of the admission process for academically selective secondary schools. The majority of schools use a standardised test provided by ISEB, although some schools require candidates to sit their own internal papers.

When sitting the 13+ Common Entrance exams, it is compulsory to take papers in English, Maths and Science. Additional subjects may also be offered on top of this core.

LST Tutors have experience of preparing students for both the Maths and Science papers. As well as providing support by going through and discussing past papers, we also work to ensure that your child is comfortable with all aspects of the syllabus prior to the exam.

A range of Common Entrance resources, including past papers, can be found here.

If you are interested in arranging Common Entrance sessions for your child, please contact us.

Common Entrance Resources
Past Papers
The standardised Common Entrance exams are available to buy from the ISEB website.

Many schools provide their own Common Entrance level exams on their websites, which can be very helpful for practice.

A range of Common Entrance resources, including past papers, can be found here.

LST also provide worked solutions for the Eton College Kings Scholarship papers. These papers are more difficult than the regular Common Entrance papers, but provide an excellent stretch opportunity for the more able student.

Recommended Books
The following revision guides have been developed by the ISEB to help children to prepare for the Common Entrance.


Science ISEB Revision Guide: A Revision Guide for Key stage 3 and Common Entrance at 13+ (ISEB Revision Guides)


Science Practice Exercises 13+: Practice Exercises for 13+ Common Entrance (Iseb Practice Exercises at 13+)


Mathematics ISEB Revision Guide: A Revision Guide for Common Entrance at 11+ and 13+ (ISEB Revision Guides)


Maths Practice Exercises 13+: Practice Exercises for 13+ Common Entrance (Iseb Practice Exercises at 13+)

 

Syllabuses
The Common Entrance syllabus is available from the ISEB website.

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