Wellington College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)
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Founded in 1859, Wellington College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school situated in a 400-acre rural campus in Berkshire. A registered charity, Wellington College was named after the first Duke of Wellington and currently educates approximately 1100 pupils aged 13 to 18. One of the founding members of the Rugby Football Union, Wellington College is also home to The Wellington College Combined Cadet Force.
For an insight into academic life at Wellington College, take a look at this promotional video:
How to Apply for 13 Plus Entry to Wellington College
To be considered for a 13 Plus place at Wellington College, parents or guardians must register their child by late June of Year 5. Details for late registration can be found here.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or the registration form, contact the college’s admissions team on 01344 444 013 or email [email protected]
The Wellington College 13 Plus Pretest Assessment
After registration is complete, candidates are required to sit the ISEB Common Pretest Exam, which usually takes place in October or November of Year 6. Designed to provide schools with an overview of a pupil’s academic potential, the Common Pretest focuses on four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The one-off test is usually taken at a pupil’s current school and is age-standardised to ensure that no candidate has an advantage over any other based on their age.
Wellington College Admissions Criteria
Wellington College candidates at the 13 Plus stage are required to pass the ISEB pretest exam. Selected pupils make the long-list and will then be asked to attend an assessment day at the College in Lent Term of Year 6, which includes a series of problem-solving tasks and an admissions interview for a senior member of staff. The College will also request references from the pupil’s current school.
Conditional offers are made in March of Year 6, subject to performance in Year 8 examinations. For 2021 entry onwards, Wellington College, alongside St. Paul’s and Westminster, will no longer require students to sit Common Entrance as part of the application process.
70% of offers are made at this stage (to those who were registered by June 30 of Year 5). There are two Late Admissions routes available as well. Click here to view the timelines.
How to Prepare for the Wellington College Pretest
Wellington College uses the ISEB Common Entrance pretest for 13 Plus entry. Preparing for examinations can be an overwhelming experience for some children and it’s important to limit any potential stress by ensuring that they know what to expect from the assessment. Our online practice tests and courses help students gain experience in taking pretests and can help identify their strengths and weaknesses.
If your child is preparing for Wellington College’s 13 Plus pretest, our resources can help with their preparation. Made up of four sections, the tests cover the subjects your child will be tested on in the exam itself – English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Once a test has finished, both you and your child will have the chance to review answers and read explanations of each question. The results also show information on statistical averages so you can see how your child’s performance compares to others.
Wellington College PretestPractice 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.
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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 ISEB Common Pre-test or any other Pre-test publisher.