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Upcoming Events/Entrance Exams

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The principal of Packwood Haugh School Mr Clive Smith Langridge will visit Beijing on 24 - 26 September .
 
The princial of Moreton Hall School Mr Jonathan Forster, the principal of Glenalmond College Mr Gordon Woods and the Marketing Director of Kilgraston School Mr Frank Thompson will visit China in early November.
 
For meeting with the registrar and school representative for any potential students, please reply to make an appointment.




ENTRANCE EXAMS CLOSING NOV 2012
FINAL REGISTRATION OCTOBER 31st
IMPORTANT:
Please also kindly note that the FINAL entrance exam for 6th Form 2013 entry to the following schools will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on 9th November 2013. Date to be advised. Applications to these exams will close on 15th October 2013.

Headington School (Girls) 
Canford School (Co-ed)
Oundle School (Co-ed)
Shrewsbury School (Co-ed)
Loughborough Grammar School (Boys)
Merchiston Castle School (Boys)
Uppingham School (Co-ed) 
St Edward's Oxford (Co-ed)

Final entrance exams for entry into A level in September 2013 at all the above named schools  will be held in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou on Nov. 9th. Venues will be as follows:

Beijing  Zhaolong Hotel

Shanghai Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel .

Guangzhou Crown Plaza Hotel

*Entry tests for lower entry points (2013) may also be available on these dates (strictly by arrangement only).

The closing date for us to accept applications for pre-registration for testing is 15th October 2013.

A single test fee of GBP150 will be charged for students sittingtests. Pre-registered students ONLY will be accepted for testing on the day.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR ENTRY TO THE ABOVE SCHOOLS IN 2014 . (Entrance Exams for 2015 entry will be held in November 2014).

Note : Although formal evidence of English ability will not be required students will be expected to have a level of English approximating the equivalent of IELTS 6. Students attempting these examinations with a lower level of English are not likely to be successful and should be advised of this and students with a significantly lower level of English may not be accepted for testing for these schools.

 

Note: Due to the time required to complete exams for the schools mentioned above it will be possible for students to sit exams for only one of the above named schools per day (two in total over the weekend).It  may however  be possible for students to also sit the “Generic Exam Papers” , applicable to all the other 18 consortium schools, as the “Generic Exams” take approximately 3 hours to complete. Given that entry to the above key schools is very competitive and places very limited students are strongly advised to take the opportunity to sit the “Generic Exams” as a back up in the event they do not get an offer from their first school of choice.

Places at these schools for students from mainland China are limited so early application is advised .

Applicants displaying an English equivalent of less than IELTS 6 will be required to undertake a pre-sessional programme prior to commencing studies in September 2012.



GENERIC TESTING PROCEDURES EXPLAINED


The UK Boarding Schools Consortium now offers students simpler access to 18 of our 25 schools by allowing students to sit a set of generic school entrance tests. Testing and interview generaly takes 4 hours.

These schools no longer insist upon students sitting their own specific school tests but instead accept the Consortium schools generic entrance test.

This is unique to The Consortium Schools and allows students to make application to several schools without the necessity of multiple testing or the prepayment of multiple registration fees.

The procedure is simple and students can even sit the generic test before selecting their preferred school of choice. Students and parents then have time to consider their options and can nominate up to 3 schools in order of preference for the tests to be submitted to for consideration.

Registration fees are payable only once a school has indicated that an offer is available and the student decides to proceed with formal registration to that school. This makes school selection more flexible, cost effective and more efficient than any alternative procedures currently available to students applying to Non Consortium British Boarding Schools from China.