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    Did your child fail the 11 Plus? There’s another way in to a good grammar or independent school…

    June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

Did your child fail the 11 Plus? There’s another way in to a good grammar or independent school…

Do you have a child who missed the mark required to be selectable for a grammar school? Did you child marginally miss out on an independent school place? It can be frustrating – all those months (or years, in most cases) of preparation, money spent and time invested somehow go down the drain. You want to ask if they can go on the waiting list because it was only a mark or two, but the competition is so rife that even those who passed the mark can’t get in because of how far they live away from the chosen schools.

So is that the end? Not if you don’t want it to be – there’s always the 13 Plus. Many parents haven’t heard about the 13 Plus because it is not so widely advertised – neither is the 11 Plus, to be fair – but most parents have never heard of this second-chance exam.

What is the 13 Plus?

The 13 Plus is usually focussed on core subjects – maths, English and science, but it’s worth speaking with the registrar at the independent school of choice. Some schools also require students to sit a paper in reasoning, which is a combination of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, much like that of the 11 Plus.

Grammar schools often don’t run a 13 Plus entry, but if you have a school in mind, give the the admissions department a call.

Children typically sit the exam in Year 8 and if they are successful will start in September of Year 9.

Limited spaces

As you can imagine, the intake for the 13 Plus is very small. They are used to fill spaces that become available if there are too few applicants for the number of vacancies available for the 11 Plus, and if children subsequently leave the school.

If you’re interested in preparing your child for the 13 Plus, please do get in touch. I offer a complete package for preparing children for the 13 Plus.

Here is a list of some of the schools who enable the 13 Plus entry (along with other entries).

At Geek School Tutoring, we have a 13 Plus package that covers all the entire 13 Plus curriculum, from core subjects to interview preparation. If you would like to give your child that second chance, get in touch today to discuss how Geek School Tutoring can help prepare your child for the 13 Plus.

Don’t delay – spaces are limited. Call 07957397602 today.

Alleyn’s School
Entry points: 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Benenden
Entry points: 11+, 12+, 13+ and 14+

Brighton College
Entry points: 3+, 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Charterhouse
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Entry points: 11+, 12+, 13+, 14+ and 16+

City of London School
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Downe House
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Dulwich College
Entry points: 7+, 8+, 9+, 11+ and 13+

Emanuel School
Entry points: 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Eton College
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

Forest School
Entry points: 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Godolphin & Latymer
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Hampton School
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Harrow
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

Highgate School
Entry points: 3+, 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Ibstock Place
Entry points: 4+, 5+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

King’s College School
Entry points: 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Magdalen College School
Entry points: 7+, 11+ and 13+

Merchant Taylor’s School
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

Sevenoaks School
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

South Hampstead High School
Entry points: 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+


St Mary’s Ascot
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

St Paul’s
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

The Haberdasher’s Aske’s School for Boys
Entry points: 5+, 7+, 11+ and 13+

The Harrodian School
Entry points: 4+, 8+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

Tonbridge School
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

University College School
Entry points: 3+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+


Westminster
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

Winchester College
Entry points: 13+ and 16+

Wycombe Abbey
Entry points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

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