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The Independent Schools Guide 2012-2013, 18th Edition by Gabbitas

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UK independent school examinations and qualifications

Active initiation and introduction of courses and qualifications lead to great diversity in assessment methods used in independent schools. The IB, IGCSE and Cambridge Pre U were, for example, initially offered only in the independent sector. Independence enables schools to offer qualifications outside the national framework, adding to the breadth of options available to pupils.

For those considering independent schools with ‘selective’ entry policies, this section begins with the senior school entry examination – Common Entrance (CE). Attention then moves to senior school courses and qualifications ranging from GCSE and IGCSE to A levels and other sixth-form courses.

Common Entrance ...

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