Concord College Lower School | 13+, Year 9 Entry » Key Details

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Concord College is an independent co-ed, international day and boarding school in Shropshire. It recently came tenth on The Times league table for independent co-educational schools in the UK. [1]


The curriculum is divided across nine departments: mathematics, science, humanities, English, MFL, art, music and PSHE. Characterised by considerable flexibility, the academic provision at Concord College is aimed at helping students identify their strengths. Additionally, the school ensures that the experienced and enthusiastic staff are always available to respond to their career-related enquiries.


The abundant extra-curricular programme encompasses an array of clubs and societies and numerous social activities, trips and expeditions, as well as the popular Duke of Edinburgh Award. Clubs range from choir, orchestra and archery to badminton, chess and horse riding, allowing pupils to maximise their existing abilities while seeking to trigger their passion for new pursuits. [2]


Whether that be through Outdoor Education activities, whole college events or sport fixtures, learning at Concord College is coupled with plenty of opportunities for students to enjoy genuinely good times. 


Academically, the student body’s achievements are of an exceptional standard and their competence in the areas of ICT, problem-solving and reasoning skills are second to none, applied with confidence throughout life’s challenging situations. [3]


Concord College 13 Plus (13+) Admissions Information


In the initial stage of the admissions process, you are advised to register your child with the school. For a boarding place, the registration fee is £300. 


Year 9 places are allocated subject to entrance testing, interview performance and the quality of current-school reports from the past two years. You are also advised to submit copies of certificates and references, where relevant.


Exceptionally able applicants will be invited to the school for further (scholarship) assessments. If they perform well, they will be offered an Academic Scholarship, valued at 5-20% of fees. 


Means-tested bursaries are also available. For more details, please reach out to the school.


Concord College 13 Plus (13+) Exam Information


Address: Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PF

County: Shropshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 44 (0)1694 731631

School Type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school 

Exam Type / Board: UKiset 


To join in Year 9, your child will be asked to complete an online assessment called UKiset. This online assessment forms an integral part of the selection process for international students who wish to gain entry to leading UK independent schools.


Please note that the school may also measure your child’s skills through paper-based examinations in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.


Concord College 13 Plus (13+) Exam Format


The UKiset test is made up of three components:


  • Reasoning 
  • Linguaskill
  • English Essay


The Reasoning section evaluates your child’s learning potential across Quantitative, Non-Verbal and Verbal Reasoning.


Linguaskill is a multiple-choice test that measures your child’s English level in reading and listening. It helps schools to assess how easily they will be able to access the UK curriculum.


The English Essay is a piece of expressive writing on a topic assigned on the day of the test. ­It aims to demonstrate your child’s ability to express their opinion and communicate in written English.


Concord College 13 Plus (13+) Practice Tests


At Pretest Plus, we believe that a little preparation can go a long way to improving a student’s confidence and performance in entrance examinations.


We provide online practice tests, designed to familiarise candidates with the online format, style and content of this multiple-choice test so that they feel confident and prepared for the actual assessment. 


Solutions are added for each question, helping your child to learn and improve. Performance statistics are also provided so you can monitor improvement and see where your child sits in relation to peers. Click the links below to learn more and purchase:


UKiset Practice Tests


UKiset 13 Plus – Practice Test 1

UKiset 13 Plus – Practice Test 2

UKiset 13 Plus – Practice Test 3


Save 15% by purchasing our UKiset 13 Plus Practice Tests Bundle, including all three tests:

UKiset 13 Plus – Practice Tests Bundle – Save 15%


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To prepare your child for the 13+ paper-based examinations, we strongly recommended use of the following packs:




13+ English Pack 1

13+ English Pack 2




13+ Mathematics Pack 1


Verbal Reasoning


13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2



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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.


Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of the UKiset or any other Pre-test publisher.

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