What subjects and papers are included in CE at 13+?

Modified on Wed, 25 Oct 2023 at 03:38 PM

CE at 13+ exams contain three compulsory papers: English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, it is hoped that candidates will attempt papers in a wide range of subjects chosen from French, Geography, German, Classical Greek, History, Latin, TPR and Spanish. Usually, senior schools expect the majority of candidates to offer Geography, History, TPR and a language. 


The CE exams are flexible enough to allow candidates from schools which do not prepare pupils for the traditional range of CE subjects to offer a reduced number of papers. Additionally, core subjects – most modern languages, Latin and Classical Greek – are offered at more than one level. Candidates are not expected to tackle papers beyond their ability.

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