13+ Entry

13+ Entrance Assessment dates for general entry in 2021
Year 9 Entry Assessments and interviews Monday 18th – Friday 22nd January 2021, by arrangement
Years 8 and 10 Entry Assessments and interviews Monday 18th – Friday 22nd January 2021, or prior by arrangement
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Monmouth School for Girls

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We try and make the experience as stress free as possible, with pupils sitting their papers in small groups rather than in a large exam hall.

Monmouth School for Boys

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It is likely that there will be about twenty five places available in the school for day boys and boarders. Sample papers for the Foundation Scholarship and the 13+ examination are available from the Admissions Registrar.


Foundation Scholarship Examination
The Foundation Scholarship Examination is held over three days and overnight accommodation is provided at Monmouth School for Boys. Six compulsory papers are taken, each of 1½ hours duration: English, French, History and Geography, Mathematics I, Mathematics II and Science. Candidates, who so wish, may offer in addition Religious Education, Latin, Greek, Spanish and Music, provided this is requested well in advance of the examination. Candidates may bring with them a selection of Art work, and are encouraged to bring other current project or course work of interest in subjects such as History and Geography and Scientific investigations.

Common Entrance Examination  (for boys attending IAPS schools)
The syllabus is published by the ISEB (Independent Schools Examination Board).

13+ Examination (for boys attending other schools)
This is of a standard equivalent to that of Common Entrance, and consists of a Mathematics, an English and a French paper. Candidates will also be invited to an interview with the Director of Studies and in some cases with an appropriate Head of Department to establish their level of ability in other subjects.