5 online resources for 13+ (Common Entrance Exam)

by Emily

The last main gatepost of the entrance exam world is the Common Entrance Exam for children aged 13. Normally taken by pupils whose junior schools go up to age 12, this is also a very popular exam amongst boarding schools. Here are some resources to help you and your budding teen conquer the Common Entrance Exam.

1. Confused about the difference between the 11+ and the 13+? Gateway independent junior school, in Buckinghamshire, has some clues for you.


2. Practise makes perfect, and with this huge amount of free to download revision lists and past papers, this site will give your child plenty to be getting on with.


3. One educator's view of the Common Entrance Exam and its influence on Year 7 and Year 8 education - interesting reading for parents.


4. Modern languages are a part of the Common Entrance Exam and the Times Educational Supplement has some French oral exams to practise.


5. First Tutors recommends a fine selection of textbooks and practise papers in the main Common Entrance subjects along with a Good Schools Guide to help you select the best school for your child.