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๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐Šโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘+?

The UKโ€™s top boarding schools have a golden reputation worldwide. Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Westminster, Tonbridge and many others produce alumni who progress to elite universities and glittering careers. Inevitably, competition for entry at 13+ for these schools is intense.

๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง The first step is to arrange a consultation with an experienced schools professional to recommend appropriate schools for your child. Academic levels are just part of the picture. Parents must also match their childโ€™s extracurricular talents and pastoral care needs to schools too.

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ Parents should start planning for entry at 13+ at least two years before the planned date of entry. Initially, most pupils prepare for the UKiset assessment. A UKiset profile provides schools with the information they need when considering an overseas applicant.

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ The UKiset Profile sometimes reveals surprises. A pupilโ€™s English or maths may not quite meet the required standard. Additional tuition helps to remedy weaknesses.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ A formal interview with a Headmaster of a future school is a challenging prospect. Nor is it a natural skill. Pupils improve greatly if they undertake interviews with educational professionals who have experience of British education and have been involved in the admission process. Common Entrance or school specific entry exams Nearly all schools require pupils to sit competitive entry papers. All overseas candidates will need help from experienced teachers to guide them through the requirements - both content and exam technique.

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