Common Entrance (CE), sat by 7000 Prep School pupils, is not dead or dying
Common Entrance (CE), sat by 7000 Prep School pupils, is not dead or dying. It’s use and value to senior schools is evolving but then so is ISEB (the Independent Schools Examinations Board) who administer the exam.
Prep schools have long served schools who set 11+ entrance tests. It is a very mixed economy and prep schools respond imaginatively and effectively to any changes which are needed. The articles in the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph (29 September 2019) were a very long way from hitting the mark.
Far from doom and gloom, CE - like prep schools themselves - will adapt and evolve to meet the needs of pupils as it has been doing for the past 126 years.