What is the 13+ Common Entrance Exam?
13+ Common Entrance exams are set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) and are used as part of the admissions process for selective secondary schools.
The exams can take place in either the November, January or May/June of Year 8 (when pupils are aged 12-13), prior to the September when they will enter secondary school.
Pupils normally sit the exams in their current school, before the papers are marked by the secondary school a candidate is applying to.
Which subjects are tested?
Compulsory subjects are English, Maths and Science — but in some schools pupils may have to sit papers in other subjects too.
How do I register my child?
If your child attends an independent preparatory school in the UK it's likely that they will be entered for the exam by the school. Otherwise, you'll need to fill in a registration form, and apply directly to ISEB.