Bryanston School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)
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Bryanston School is a co-educational, independent school known for its liberal and artistic traditions. Founded in 1928 by an innovative Australian teacher, the school occupies a palatial country house in rural Dorset. It educates around 670 boys and girls, whose ages range from 13 to 18. Having opened its doors to girls in 1972, Bryanston School can claim to have some of the longest experience of co-educational boarding in the country. Bryanston School is a member of the Eton Group, along with 11 other independent English schools.
For an insight into what it’s like to study at Bryanston School, take a look at this short promotional video:
How to Apply for 13 Plus Entry to Bryanston School
Parents and students are invited to make an initial visit to the school before registration, preferably two or three years before entry. The tours tend to be in small groups of up to 12 families, on Tuesday or Friday mornings. Registered children have a second opportunity to make an individual family visit before Activities Day in the autumn term of Year 7. To book a tour, parents can contact the Admissions Registrar on 01258 484633, or complete an enquiry form online.
The Bryanston School 13 Plus Pretest Assessment
In the autumn of Year 7, all registered children are invited to sit the ISEB Common Pretest. This test is completed online. Its aim is to provide schools with an overview of the student’s academic potential over several core subjects: English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
The test is age-standardised to ensure that no students are disadvantaged due tp their age.
Bryanston School Admissions Criteria
Bryanston School recognises that children often develop at different rates, so the result of the ISEB Pretest is just one of the factors that are taken into consideration as part of the school’s assessment process. A child who is not successful in Year 7 is placed on the Development List, and Bryanston then liaises with the child’s current school in the hope that a place can be offered on the Main List at a later date. In making this decision, a great deal of weight is given to the child’s references.
All candidates are subsequently interviewed by either the Headmaster, or the Director of Admissions. During the interview, conversation will cover the child’s academic interests, hobbies and other activities. The intention is to get to know the child better and match them with an appropriate tutor.
Students must also sit either the Scholarship Exam, the school’s own Entrance Exam, or the Common Entrance Exam.
All children who have prepared for Common Entrance are expected to sit that exam. Those who have not, must instead sit the school’s own Entrance Exam, which focuses on English, Maths, Science and a Modern Foreign Language. This exam takes place in February of the year of entry. Students sitting the Common Entrance Exam must achieve a minimum of 50% in all of their subjects in the summer term before entry. In Year 9, there are approximately 80 places for boys and around 55 places for girls.
Should a place on the Main List be offered, a deposit of £1,000 is required to secure it. Bryanston also offers scholarships at 13 Plus, which can cover up to 25% of the fees. Bursaries meanwhile, are means-tested, and can stand alone or supplement scholarships.
How to Prepare for the Bryanston School Pretest
Bryanston School uses the ISEB Pretest for 13 Plus entry. At Pretest Plus, we are experts in helping students prepare for independent school entry tests. Our online pretest practice tests and courses are designed to help students perform to the best of their ability when it comes to the real thing.
They help to improve a child’s exam technique in several ways. They familiarise them with the examination style and layout, and can help improve their time management skills. Critically, our resources help highlight strengths and weaknesses, enabling parents to adjust their revision schedule accordingly.
Our pretest practice tests and courses are a great way for students to prepare for the Bryanston School pretest assessment. The online tests comprise of four timed sections: Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Once students have completed a test, they are able to review their answers and read explanations for each question. Information on statistical averages is also provided.
Bryanston School 13+ Practice Tests and Courses
You can learn more about our highly accurate online ISEB Pretest practice tests by clicking on the links below. These Practice Tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and is then available for review with answers and explanations provided for every question. We also provide comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so you can quickly identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
We’ve also produced online video courses that cover everything your child needs to know for each section of the ISEB Pretest assessment. These video courses consist of a series of lessons that go through each question type in great detail, providing step-by-step explanations and techniques to help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for. They cover every possible question type that could come up in the ISEB Pretest.
Our Skill Practice products consist of focused tests that allow your child to target specific question formats that appear in the ISEB Pretest. They are an efficient way to improve skills and boost scores quickly.
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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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