The Pros and Cons of the Pre-Test | Harriet Hirschler

Heads of two top schools – one senior, the other a prep – discuss the pros and cons of the pre-test. 
The pre-test: Why we love it

Jim Hawkins, headmaster of Harrow, has introduced a pre pre-test.

In September 2015, Harrow introduced a new pre-test for 13+ applicants. This examination is devised by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB), which also sets Common Entrance papers. It takes the form of an online assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions in verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, English and mathematics.

Boys wishing to come to Harrow in Year 9 take the…

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