The young Prince George has already taken the first set of exams for entry into the prestigious Eton College – here are three questions in the style he would have answered for you to see if you can solve
Entry to Eton College requires students to pass a set of exams, the first of which Prince George has taken, but can you answer the questions that the 10 year old may have been faced with?
It hasn’t yet been confirmed by Kensington Palace whether Prince George will be attending the distinguished boarding school Eton College in Berkshire when he is 13 but last summer, William and Kate were spotted by eagle-eyed royal watchers, with Prince George, visiting Eton.
The famous all-boys school is known for its eye-watering fees and illustrious alumni which includes Princes William and Harry. George is also known to have taken the first set of exams students are required to pass in order to apply.
In November last year, Prince William was at the Earthshot Prize in Singapore and revealed that his wife Kate hadn’t joined him because she was supporting 10 year old George at home while he sat his exams.
During a speech he said: “Catherine is very sorry she can’t be here. She is helping George through his first set of major exams.”
The ISEB exams he sat are similar to the 11+ and focus on English, Maths, Verbal, and Non-Verbal reasoning. To be considered for entry at Eton, George would have had to pass the tests with a strong score. He will then have to pass Eton’s exams, probably at some point in spring this year and undertake an interview at the school. He will also need a glowing reference from the headmaster of his current school, Lambrook.
He attends the co-educational establishment with his sister, eight year old Princess Charlotte and five year old brother Prince Louis. If he is successful in his application for Eton, he will start attending the boys only boarding school at age 13 until 18.
George has also been seen touring the exclusive Marlborough College in Wiltshire, which his mother attended and is thought to have loved during her time there. Both schools will be sent the results of the Prince’s recent exams when considering his application.
Eton says it has developed “an admissions process which looks at a boy’s current and potential academic ability as well as whether he will be happy in our boarding environment.”
James Mitchell, co-founder of Think Tutors, previously told OK! that if George has passed the ISEB exams with a decent mark, his application to Eton will probably continue if that’s where his parents have decided to send him.
“Providing he scores 124ish in the test, it is likely he will be invited back for the Eton test,” he said.
See if you could pass similar questions to those George would have sat last year by trying the ones below. The answers are at the bottom of this article, so no cheating!
Question 1 – verbal reasoning
Question 2 – Maths
Question 3 – Non-verbal reasoning
Do you think you have what it takes to get into Eton College after trying the questions? The answers are coming up.
Question 1: AEWA
Question 2: x+10
Question 3: B
How did you do? Let us know in the comments below.