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Winchester College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)


Founded in 1382, Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in Winchester, Hampshire. The college operates in the British public school tradition and is the oldest of the original seven English public schools. Winchester’s ethos is to welcome diversity and celebrate manners and kindness. The school encourages boys to explore their ideas, interests and love of learning.


For an aerial tour of the school, take a look at this short video:


How to Apply for 13 Plus Entry to Winchester College

Winchester College has recently undertaken a review of its admissions process and adopted a ‘human and personalised’ approach, focused on potential, not just academic achievement.


Before applying for a Year 9 place, the college recommends that parents and prospective students attend one of its Open Days, where they’ll have the opportunity to tour the school. The Open Days give students the chance to see the facilities on offer and to meet the Headteacher and current students.


For more information on how to book a place on one of the Open Days, parents are encouraged to contact the school on 01962 621178, or by email at [email protected].


In order to apply for 13 Plus entry at Winchester College, parents need to complete a registration form before the closing date in July and pay a non-refundable fee of £375. The registration form can be requested directly from the school.


After registration, all candidates are invited to take the ISEB Common Pretest in October and November of Year 6 at their current school. Interviews then take place in January and March.


Upon accepting a place at Winchester College, an entrance fee of £500 is payable.


Boys are then required to take either the Election or Winchester Entrance exams in April or May of Year 8. By June of Year 8, places will be confirmed.


For more information on the admissions process at Winchester College, please contact the Admissions Team on 01962 621247 or by email at [email protected].


Further details of the 13 Plus entry procedure are available on the Admissions page of the college website, where the full admissions policy can be downloaded.

The Winchester College 13 Plus Pretest Assessment

Boys applying to Winchester College are required to sit the ISEB Common Pretest between October and November of Year 6.


This Pretest is an age-standardised assessment that aims to clarify students’ current attainment levels and future potential. The assessment is taken online in the candidate’s current school or at an approved test centre.


The Winchester College pretest assessment is multiple-choice and covers the following areas:


– Verbal reasoning

– Non-verbal reasoning

– English

– Maths


Parents can learn more about the ISEB Common Pretest by reading our post The ISEB Common Pretest: What You Need to Know.

How to Prepare for the Winchester College Pretest

For many students, the ISEB Common Pretest will be their first experience of taking an online assessment under exam conditions. At Pretest Plus, we believe that a little organisation can help students feel more at ease in the lead up to the test.


We recommend that parents help their child create a revision timetable that covers the four main areas of the exam. In addition to revising specific topics, it’s important that pupils put theory into practice by using practice tests.


Not only do practice tests help students become familiar with the layout of the pretest, they can help students recognise the types of questions they may be asked on the day. When taken under timed conditions in the lead up to the assessment, practice tests can also help improve time management skills and boost confidence.


At Pretest Plus, we publish online pretest practice tests and courses that enable parents to review their child’s attainment levels. Each test is marked automatically and comes with answers and detailed written explanations. Ranking statistics are also provided to give parents an indication of their child’s relative performance.


Our practice tests and courses are tried and tested. They have already helped tens of thousands of students successfully prepare for the ISEB Common Pretest.


Winchester College Pretest Practice Tests and Courses


Practice Tests

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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Video Courses

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 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

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Skill Practice

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.


Related Article:

The ISEB Common Pre-test: What You Need to Know

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