Founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, Eton College is located in the Berkshire town of Windsor. With over 1,300 boys in attendance, aged between 13 and 18, it is one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Eton is full-board, so all pupils live within the College’s grounds. The school marries together a traditional academic curriculum with a first-class sports and activities programme, enabling pupils to develop and flourish as individuals.
How to Apply for 13 Plus Entry to Eton College
The Eton entry process begins early, so parents and guardians are encouraged to register their son in plenty of time. For entry after 2020, boys can be registered for Eton anytime from birth until the 30th June in Year 5.
To register your child’s place, you should download and complete the application form and return it to the school alongside a non-refundable deposit of £340. Once the form has been received and payment has been made, students will be placed on the Eton List. For questions about the registration form or the admissions process, call +44 (0)1753 370 611 or email [email protected]
Eton College 13 Plus Assessments
Candidates applying for entry must take the ISEB Common Pretest Exam as the first stage of the assessment process. This pretest usually takes place in October or November of Year 6 in a boy’s current school. The ISEB Common Pretest is designed to provide schools with an overview of a pupil’s academic potential over several core subjects including English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. It is fully age-standardised, to make sure that no candidate has an advantage over any other based on their age.
The second stage of Eton’s admissions process takes place in the Spring or Summer term of Year 6, depending on the candidate’s age. It consists of a computerised test created by Cambridge Assessment (CEM), similar to CEM Select, an informal interview and an assessed group activity. The second-stage exam covers 3 broad areas: Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning. In addition to this, there will be a short written task.
Eton College Admissions Criteria
For entry to Eton College from 2020 and beyond, students who pass the ISEB Pretest exam, as well as Eton’s own second-stage tests and interviews, will be offered a conditional place.
They will then need to sit the King’s Scholarship, Common Entrance or the Eton Entrance Exam. Entry is dependent on a student passing one of these exams in Year 8. Parents will then be invited to meet some of the College’s house masters, to discuss their son’s living arrangements.
How to Prepare for the Eton College 13 Plus Assessments
Eton College will use the ISEB Common Entrance pretest for the first stage of its 13 Plus entry. At Pretest Plus, we specialise in helping students prepare for this exam with our online pretest practice tests and courses.
Our Pretest resources offer several benefits when it comes to preparing for the exam. They allow students to get better acquainted with the exam style, structure and layout whilst improving their time management skills. They can also help identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, so you can then focus on revising topics they find difficult.
Our CEM Select resources are ideal for students who are currently preparing for the second stage of the Eton College 13 Plus exam. They cover Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning and include statistical averages, providing you with a clear insight into your child’s relative performance.
Eton College 13+ Practice Tests
For the first stage of the 13 Plus exam
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.
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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.
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🎥ISEB Pretest English Course
🎥ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning Course
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To learn how to prepare for the Stage 2 exam at Eton College, click here.
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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