Updated: Aug 7, 2019
As the next round of 13+ scholarship exams approaches, we reflect on what an extraordinary challenge this is for our young people. 13+ scholarship exams are an alternative to 13+ Common Entrance exams but, without exception, they are much more difficult! Public schools can set their own brand of scholarship paper, aligned with the academic expectation of their school. However, many schools choose the Common Academic Scholarship Exams (CASE) published by the ISEB. The toughest of scholarship papers have been likened to higher-level GCSE or even A level in terms of standard. The incredible thing is that the young people can actually survive them and can even do really well. Hence the question, is no mountain high enough?! These young achievers are pushed to fulfil ever ounce of potential. They become accustomed to looking beyond what is expected and strive to outdo themselves with each step of their learning. The brightest sparks, the true ‘scholars’, are extraordinary indeed. We wish them all the best of luck next week.