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.

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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