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SEARCH the UK’s Independent/private schools that use the ISEB Common Pretest.


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Key Points about 10+ Exams School Entrance

  • The 10+ admissions tests are taken in the Spring term in Year 5 for entry into Year 6 the following September.
  • The admissions process varies from school to school.
  • However these private schools typically test in English and maths with some adding a reasoning paper
  • Plus verbal reasoning and/or non-verbal reasoning.
  • The additional 10+ exams are at a slightly lower level than the 11+ examination.

How do 10+ Examinations relate to 11 plus exams?

  • 11+ exam entry continues to get ever more competitive.
  • Hence some parents choose for children to sit an exam a year earlier at around 10 years old.
  • There are only a few schools that offer the 10+ entry.
  • If students are successful at 10+, they are not required to take the 11+ examination the following year.
  • Unless they are wanting to be considered for a scholarship or bursary place.
  • Those unsuccessful students at 10+ entry are still able to sit the exam at 11+ entry level.

Which private schools use 10+ exams

  • City of London Freemen’s School
  • City of London School
  • Devonshire House Preparatory School
  • Emanuel School
  • King’s College Junior School
  • Kingston Grammar School
  • Trinity School
  • Whitgift School


10+ examination for prep school entry

The ISEB pretests described in the YouTube video above are used to select students for Year 2 entry into top schools across the country.


How best to use School Entrance Tests‘ 10+ past papers

Here is our step-by-step guide to encourage the best form of school entrance test practice. This is using the practice materials which are closest to your 10+ school entry exam. This is why we offer the very latest school entrance 8+ past paers. These are the best source for your child to use.

Step by step guide to using 10+ School Entrance Tests‘ past papers

  1. You need to search the School Entrance Tests‘ Index to access 10+ entry practice past papers.
  2. Check that you have the correct exam format for the prep school you are applying for here.
  3. Download the most recent 10+ exam papers available on that page or post for your child to go through.
  4. Schedule revision sessions at least once a week. Ideally first thing in the morning on either Saturday or Sunday. Ideally both days!
  5. Initially, use the first 1-2 revision sessions to familiarise your child with the 10+ exam format and the different types of question in the 8+ exam.
  6. As they complete more practice 10+ papers (from earlier academic years) your child will perfect their 10+ exam technique*
  7. Note those sub-tests (for example the 11 plus for grammar school entry has four separate papers or subtests.

Our notes for using past school entry papers

Firstly, the above Guide to using 10+ past papers may occur alongside your child’s tutor.

Also, we also offer more challenging past 10+ papers for revision. These are supplied by our practice 8+ exam partners because of their reputation for providing high quality and engaging online (mock) exams. We recommend incorporately these at the asterisked step 5. *

Completing our 10+ Prep School practice papers is excellent preparation for 11+ past papers.