Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Common Entrance Exam to go online

Plans are being drawn up to put the Common Entrance exam online in an attempt to make it less stressful for pupils, according to IAPS. Introduced in 1904, the Common Entrance is the national 13+ test taken by children applying to Independent Schools, particularly the large, national boarding schools. David Hanson, IAPS Chief Executive, said: “Other examination systems have come and gone, but Common Entrance has remained because it has great qualities. What we need to do now is build on those qualities and make best use of new technology to ease the burden of examinations on young pupils.”

Private school test goes online to ease stress BBC Website 04/01/2011

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Common Entrance: past its sell-by date?

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