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Is your child preparing for admission to a UK boarding school?

Minerva Tuition offers advice on preparing for THE SCIENCES


Boarding Schools in the UK admit candidates at age 11 or 13. Candidates aged 13 typically sit entry exams called “Common Entrance”. Some sit school specific papers. More advanced candidates might be selected to sit for Scholarship Entrance.


Most UK Boarding Schools expect overseas candidates to sit papers in English, Maths and Science, in addition to being interviewed.


One of our UK based Physics tutors offers her “top tips” for preparing candidates for 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations in Science:

- The papers are designed to identify those students who combine knowledge with the ability to think logically and analytically so that they can apply what they have learnt in a range of unfamiliar contexts.

- A really secure grasp of scientific principles is required for this, along with a clear-sighted view of what these will entail.

- The use of specific scientific vocabulary and accurate terminology is expected.


Our specialist and experienced tutor adds: “The science syllabus in UK Senior Schools is designed to form the basis of study for IGCSE/GCSE and A-level or IB Sciences. Sound training for these exams between the ages of 10 and 13 forms the bedrock for a successful school science education.”


Minerva Tuition’s bespoke one-to-one online tutoring provides the ideal opportunity to build on what a child has read, observed or already studied in school in order to embed key scientific ideas and principles.


Our one-to-one sessions allow pupils, guided by our tutors, to rehearse their expression using a range of methods; this means that when the time comes for entrance exams, your child will feel confident, well-prepared and able to articulate answers lucidly.


Minerva Tuition has an outstanding track record at preparing pupils for entry to UK schools, such as Eton, Harrow, Winchester College, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks.


For further information about how Minerva Tuition can help your child, please contact ‘valerie.weston@minervatuition.com’ or +852 6156 5705. One of our experienced tutors would be delighted to support you.



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