Guidance for 13+ Entry

Below you will find links to a selection of 13+ Common Entrance revision websites, guides, notes, apps and podcasts that may be of use (last updated August 2022).  This is not an exhaustive list so please get in touch if you would like any additional pointers.​

EnglishYAKBooks and Grammar and Punctuation Exercises (some quite tricky!).  Furthermore, there are some good notes here.  In addition, I have written a set of revision notes for English.

MathsMathletics (requires the purchase of an annual subscription), That QuizMaths GenieTimes Tables Rock StarsSeneca Learning plus some excellent revision notes here.

Science: Revision notes and a large number of multiple choice practice questions here (from Papplewick) and here (from Seneca Learning).

FrenchLanguages Online and Duolingo.

LatinVir Drinks Beer and Cambridge Latin Course.  The Pipiatum app is also good (here are iOS links to Level 1Level 2 and Level 3).  In addition, I have my own revision notes for Latin.

HistoryHistory on the Net and excellent notes on this page (from Papplewick).  Seneca Learning is another useful resource.  In addition, I have written a set of revision notes for History.

Geography: Good notes here (from Papplewick) and here (from Seneca Learning).  Location knowledge quizzes on Seterra (app and website).

In addition, here are some general links that I hope will be of use.  A number of these contain revision resources for multiple subjects.

  • The Galore Park website is useful both for past papers and for official revision publications. The revision books from CGP (English, Maths and Science) are also good.  Furthermore, good resources are available from Oaka Books.

  • The BBC Bitesize website provides useful revision resources for a range of subjects (Key Stage 3 material - relevant for Common Entrance - can be found here, with GCSE material for extension work found here).

  • In addition, Quizlet (iOS link and website) contains much useful revision material.

  • Furthermore, here is a link to some general information about Common Entrance, and click here to visit ISEB website (the exam board that sets the papers).  The various syllabuses can be found on this page.

  • Finally, if you are considering employing a tutor and do not feel that I am the right person to help you may want to contact some of the following well-known agencies (NB these links are not endorsements): Keystone TutorsOppidan EducationBonas MacFarlaneBritish Home Tutors and, at the more exclusive end of the spectrum, Tutors International.  


All schools have slightly different entry requirements so please do get in touch if you have any questions, or if you feel that I might be able to help.


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