13+ Common Entrance Subjects

13+ Common Entrance Subjects

13+ Common Entrance

At 13+ Common Entrance pupils must sit exams in English, Maths and Science. Most pupils also take papers in French, Geography, History and Religious Studies and optional papers are set in Classical Greek, Latin, German, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.


Pupils sit a Calculator, Non-calculator and Mental Arithmetic paper for 13+ Common Entrance.


In the Science Common Entrance exam at 13+, pupils will be asked questions on Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Galore Park works closely with the Independent Schools Examinations Board. The majority of our books are endorsed by ISEB which means that they have been edited and/or approved by a member of the ISEB exam setting team for the subject.

Study Skills

The Study Skills guide is focused on preparation for the 13+ entrance exams. The book gives pupils the essential skills they need to learn and revise efficiently, cope with stress effectively, and feel confident and fully prepared to do their best in exams. 


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