What is a Common Entrance Examination?
‘Common Entrance Examination’ is the name given to a set of examinations taken by students for entrance to U.K. schools at age 11+ or 13+.
For students age 11+: preparing for preparatory school admission
For students age 13+: preparing for senior school admission
You can take a Common Entrance Examination in January, June and November of each year.
If you want to prepare expertly and thoroughly for higher tier IGCSE and A-levels, the Common Entrance Examination is pivotal because it is generally regarded by senior schools as a trusted indicator of your academic quality.
It does not matter whether you eventually go to a boarding school in the U.K. or not, a practical experience in the Common Entrance Examination can prepare you confidently for the future ICGSE and A-levels ahead.
We can teach you a standard that will equip you with invaluable skills and exam techniques by exposing you to a comprehensive practical experience. Students will also practice on sample papers from prestigious boarding schools in the UK.
Attempts in the Common Entrance Examination can enhance your resilience in the exam, which is detrimental to the results, and can be instrumental in better stress mangement.
Benefits of preparing for the Common Entrance Examination
M.H. – IGCSE
Physics & Business Studies, KGV, HK
Kevin is a wonderful teacher who takes time to understand the way I learn and adjusts his classes to suit my learning style. He used creativite methods to explain theoretical concepts in Physics which I wouldn’t get it by just reading the textbook. His approach was hugely successful as I no longer got confused with the application of formulae and showed huge improvement in my IGCSE Physics mock exam (from Fail to B). Kevin also has a business background and through his exceptional teaching, I learnt how to apply the business concepts in a real world situation. Overall, I highly recommend Kevin to students who need inspiration and an incredibly caring mentor.
J.K. – IBMYP Math, VSA, HK
Math was never an easy subject for me as I did not have a solid understanding of basic mathematical concepts during primary education. When I started IBMYP Math curriculum, I could not follow the pace at school but after attending tutorials with Kevin, I have a stronger grasp most of the concepts which I have misunderstood before and now I have caught up with my studies and am able to tackle the different assessments under the IBMYP.
M.W. – P.6 Math, GSIS, HK
Kevin is an incredible tutor and his teaching style is very interactive. I was always encouraged to ask questions that could link to the mathematical knowledge that I just learnt from the lesson. I enjoyed his teaching so much as I felt like I had enhanced my analytical thinking every class. Most importantly, Kevin made Math fun for me (which is very hard to do). I would be delighted to recommend Kevin to students who want to improve their Math skills.
J.L. – IBMYP Math, DBS, HK
Kevin has a very strong Mathematics background and he is always eager to work on advanced or complex questions with me. He is also well-prepared to distribute assignments and past papers every lesson. I have been learning ahead of the IBMYP syllabus at school and Kevin showed great patience when explaining new methods and solutions. Furthermore, he is very familiar with academic planning and overseas education for Math & Science which enables me to plan for my university study effectively.
H.AY. – GCSE Math
Oundle School, UK
Kevin has been a very supportive teacher. Not only has he provided intensive notes and exercises for me to practice after class, he would teach relevant topics and make sure I understood the simple concepts before moving onto complex questions. This definitely improved my confidence in solving mathematical problems. My Math ability has undoubtedly improved and helped pave my way to Oundle School where its Math department is held in high regard amongst UK boarding schools.
J.T – IB Chemistry
McGill University, Canada
Dear Dickson, thank you so much for your help with my daughter. Your care and guidance have helped her almost double her scores in higher level IB Chemistry. You helped explain all the necessary concepts in a way that she understood and gave her sufficient practice with all the exam questions. Your patience and understanding with her really helped her confidence grow and her grades improve!
ISEB chief administrator
Benefits of preparing for the Common Entrance Examination “Children who do well in the Common Entrance exams are those who have acquired age-appropriate skills and subject knowledge, but also the ability to apply them.”