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Jenny C

Mrs Jenny C

13+

Skipton


Subjects taught:
SEN, English, EFL or ESL, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, English Language
Qualifications:
PGDE English, Bolton University (2013). BA (Hons) English Literature and History, Lancaster University (2004).
John B

Mr John B

13+

Skipton


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, Maths, English, English Literature, 11+, English Language, SATs, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary Education, St Marys University College (2013). BSc (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University (2013).
Miriam S

Miss Miriam S

13+

Skipton


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, History, 11+, English Language, English Literature, SATs, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
MA Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway (2015). PGDE with French, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2009). BA (Hons) History, Trinity College, Dublin (2007)
Paul W

Mr Paul W

13+

Skipton


Subjects taught:
SEN, Maths, English, EFL or ESL, 11+, 13+, SATs, English Language, English Literature, Study Skills, Homeschool, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) English, Edge Hill University (1991). Teaching Diploma in Maths and English, Wigan and Leigh College (2008). Certificate in Education, Wigan and Leigh College (2003).
Mark M

Mr Mark M

13+

Skipton


Subjects taught:
Latin, School Entrance Exams, 13+, Classical Civilisation
Qualifications:
QTS, Graduate Teacher Programme, Hertfordshire University (2006). BA (Hons) Classics, Oxford University (1992).

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What is the 13+ or Common Entrance Exam?

The 13+ or Common Entrance Exam is taken by pupils as part of the admissions process for Year 9 entry into academically selective Independent Schools at age 13. Common Entrance consists of examinations in Mathematics (three papers: a mental mathematics paper, plus written non-calculator and calculator), English (two papers), Geography, History, Religious Studies, Latin, Classical Greek, plus either a specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology or a Combined Science. There can also be a choice of four languages: Spanish, French, German or Mandarin, assessed via listening, spoken and written papers. The only compulsory elements of the Common Entrance Exam are Maths, English and a Science, with each schools offering their own combination and subject requirements.

The Common Entrance Pre-Test

An increasing number of the most competitive Independent Schools have introduced a process of pre-testing, in response to increased demand for their places. It helps a school short-list the increasing number of applications that they receive, providing them with a earlier indicator of whether a child would be suitable for their school at age 10 or 11, as opposed to age 12 or 13. Pre-testing now often forms the first stage of the admissions process and normally takes place in Year 6 or 7. Children who perform well at this stage are usually offered a place, conditional to them passing Common Entrance in Year 8.

The Common Entrance Exam

There are three times each year that Common Entrance Exams take place: January, June (the most common month) or November. Candidates usually sit the Common Entrance Exam papers at their own Prep Schools and these are often marked by the preferred Senior School, who mark them immediately and will, if necessary, arrange with the Prep School to forward the papers to a second-choice school should the performance fall below the level of the first-choice school. Many schools also use the Common Entrance Exam results as the basis for awarding academic scholarships, but often may also carry out their own interviews, tests, or further examinations. Artistic, musical or sporting achievements are not examined by Common Entrance, but may be taken into account by reports or other means.

How are Skipton schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Skipton (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Skipton primary school performance:

The Skipton area has 12 primary schools (one of the top being Carleton Endowed CofE Primary School with 35% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Leaders have taken some steps to improve the teaching of early reading. Books are well matched to the sounds pupils know. Pupils are developing a greater love of reading as a result of leaders’ work. Leaders have introduced a new approach to the teaching of phonics and early reading. Training has improved the confidence of many staff. However, some staff who support pupils who need extra help learning to read have not been trained in the school’s phonics programme. This means that some pupils are not catching up quickly enough.”

The Skipton local authority has an average of 63% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 9% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Skipton secondary school performance:

The Skipton area has 4 secondary schools (one of the top being Ermysted's Grammar School with 96% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The standards attained are extremely high. For example, the provisional results for 2008 indicate that 98% of Year 11 students achieved five GCSE grades A* to C, including both English and mathematics. All achieved at least seven grades A* to C. The overall A* to C pass rate was 95.7%, with 70% of grades at A* and A. The vast majority of students continue into the sixth form and go on to attain exceptionally high standards at GCE A level. Alls tudents make excellent progress as they move through the school, including the small number with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.”

The Skipton local authority has an average of 47% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 96% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Skipton Ofsted ratings:

68% of Skipton schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 5 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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