Unlike the 11+ examinations, which are used by both selective and private schools, the 13+ are found almost exclusively at entry to UK independent schools. They are also a second chance for candidates who were unsuccessful at the 11+ stage.
Whilst they are devised by a common body, they are marked internally by each institution, which sets its own pass marks.
Remember- if your child performs well in the 13+ exam, it doesnt necessarily mean they will gain entry to the school of their choice.
The 13+ exam is divided as follows:
- Compulsory papers in core subjects (English, Maths & Science)
- Further papers in humanities, often chosen from History, French, Latin, Geography or Religious Studies
- Verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests, depending on the school