Harrow: This is a boarding only school for 826 boys between the ages of 13 and 18. 13+ entry, parents should register by the end of year 5 and a reference will be requested from the current school. The ISEB Common Pre-Test is used in the autumn term of year 6. This is a standardised age-adaptive measure of ability and attainment. It is an online, multiple choice test covering English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. The test is two and a half hours. The Pre-Test can be taken at the student’s own school. If it has been taken for another school the results can be shared but only 1 test per year is allowed. The strongest applicants are invited to take the Harrow Test in the autumn term of year 7. This consists of two 15-minute interviews, a computerised maths and English test (1 hour) and a 20-minute essay. Following this the student may be offered a place, subject to satisfactory performance in Common Entrance. The Common Entrance test is taken in June of year 8 in Maths, English, Latin, Science and French. There are different arrangements for children at schools not preparing for Common Entrance but generally a minimum of 65% percent average across all subjects is needed. 16+ entry requires a boy to be predicted at least 7-8 GCSEs at grade 7 to 9. The student must also write a letter to the Headmaster explaining why he would like to come to the school. Four subjects must be chosen for testing, which must be subjects intended for A-level. Overseas students from China or Hong Kong must use one of the schools agents and some tests can be taken at the students own school. There are international branches of the school in Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangkok. Scholarships may be awarded for up to 5% of the fees. The scholarship exam is taken in February of year 8 and if performance is high in this the Common Entrance may not be needed. Sixth form scholarships are also available.
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