Westminster School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)
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Westminster School is an independent day and boarding school located in the area of London’s Westminster Abbey. The senior school is currently open to boys from the age of 13 and to girls from the age of 16. One of the most prestigious schools in the UK, Westminster consistently achieves one of the highest Oxbridge acceptance rates of any secondary school or college in the world.
Alongside a challenging academic curriculum, Westminster School’s 750 pupils are actively encouraged to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities.
For an insight into academic life at Westminster School, take a look at this promotional video:
How to Apply for 13 Plus Entry to Westminster School
Competition for places at Westminster School is fierce and so parents and guardians are advised to submit their child’s application for 13 Plus entry at least four years before their child reaches Year 9. In the first instance, both parents and pupils are encouraged to attend one of Westminster School’s open days or a specific 13+ tour. The tour usually takes place in the Spring Term of Year 5. This visit gives families the chance to meet current staff and pupils and to take a tour of the facilities on offer within the school grounds.
In the next instance, parents must register their son for 13+ entry by completing the registration form and returning it to the school’s Registrar alongside a non-refundable registration fee of £160 and a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate. Boys must be registered for 13+ entry by the end of Year 5 at the latest.
If you have any further questions about the admissions process at 13 Plus, email [email protected] or call 0207 963 1003.
The Westminster School 13 Plus Pretest Assessment
Before a place can be offered, all candidates need to sit the ISEB Common Pretest Exam in October or November. The entrance examination is usually taken at the pupil’s current school and the timed, online pretest covers four core subjects, English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The aim of this one-off test is to give schools an idea of a pupil’s academic potential and to help the school to make a decision on place allocation.
Westminster School Admissions Criteria
To get to the next stage of the 13+ application process at Westminster – the admissions interview – boys must pass the ISEB Pretest and a satisfactory reference must be provided from their current Headteacher. Successful students are then invited to attend Westminster for an interview in January/February, which includes a series of short tests in English and Mathematics.
Places are allocated based on the student’s performance in the pretest, the admissions interview, the assessments and their school report. For 2021 entry onwards, Westminster will no longer require students to sit Common Entrance as part of the application process.
Westminster School also offers 13+ entry through two types of scholarship, for those pupils that excel in academics and music.
How to Prepare for the Westminster School 13 Plus Pretest
To secure a conditional offer at Westminster School for Year 9 entry, students must pass the ISEB Common Entrance Pretest. With our online practice tests and courses, your son can build his confidence and improve his overall performance in the exam.
Online practice gives students the opportunity to stay one step ahead of their competition. If your son is preparing for the Westminster School pretest, our practice tests and courses can help him reach his goal.
Covering the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, our resources provide essential feedback, helping pupils succeed in the real assessment and gain a much-coveted place at a top UK independent school, such as Westminster.
Westminster School 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.
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.
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.