THE BEST Private School Entrance 16 plus exams practice

Our focus here is on Private School Entrance Exam practice, especially:

  • 16 plus test practice.
  • Our past paper library for 16+ private school entry.

Top Private School Entrance Exams 16 plus exam practice

These are the best 16+ practice tests:

What are the benefits of using our 16+ Practice test recommendations?

  • These 16 plus exam practice materials are closest to your own specific 16 plus private school entry exam format.
  • Clearly detailed answer explanations are provided for each 16 plus question.
  • Each 16 plus practice paper breaks down the different 16 plus question types. Each 16+ question format needs to be mastered.
  • You can also use the following private school practice tests as your London private schools’ mock exams. This is because they mirror the real test’s content.
  • These 16+ practice exam papers therefore provide your child with several mock exam opportunities to improve their score.

The private schoool entry exam market is constantly shifting across multiple providers; GL Assessment, ISEB and CEM Select are the main three exam publishers.

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Passing 16+ exam recommendations

School Entrance Tests recommends parents and 16+ tutors follow these four steps to build a child’s 16+ entry exam skills and to gain a 16 Plus pass.

  1. We offer many FREE past 16+ papers to introduce you to 16 plus entry exam formats.
  2. Secondly, we would also recommend that you purchase SPECIFIC 16+ practice papers here. You will find 16+ practice test for ALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS on our partner ExamPapersPlus’s site. BUY single 16+ practice test 1, 16 plus pratice test 2… OR one of their piopular 16+ test bundles at a reduced price.
  3. As you become more 16+ exam experienced, then you should focus your 16 plus revision on those 16+ exam section and 16+ question types that you find most challenging.
  4. Then, once you’ve built sufficient confidence in the requisite 16+ exam skills needed to gain a 16+ pass mark, you should use one of these school-specific 16+ practice papers as a mock exam. We highly recommend that parents/tutors carry out this 106plus mock exam administration up under 16+ exam conditions which are as close as possible to the real 16+ exam environment.


We speak as expert test developers ourselves. Infact you can contact our Founder, Rob Williams, at passedpapers@gmail.comRob Williams

An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests.
He is also the author of five psychometric test design books and has worked for the  school entrance test publishers ISEB, Hodder and GL Assessment.
Whilst Rob hasn’t designed the 16+ ExamPapersPlus practice tests, these were created by authors sourced from those who did contribute to the actual school entry tests.

English 16 plus past papers

Firstly, 16+ English 2018 (Benenden) 

Secondly, 16Plus English (Emanuel).

Thirdly, 16+ English Essay 2013 (Emanuel).

Fourthy, English as an Additional Language 2013 (St Edwards).

Next, 16+ English as an Additional Language 2015 (St Edwards).

And 16+ English as an Additional Language 2016 (St Edwards).

Then, 16Plus English 2013-14 (St Edwards)16+ English 2015 (St Edwards).

And 16+ English 2016 (St Edwards).

16+ Science past papers

Biology 2018 (Benenden)16+Biology 2013 (St Edwards), and 16+ Biology 2016 (St Edwards).

Chemistry 2018 (Benenden)16+ Chemistry 2013 (St Edwards), 16+ Chemistry 2015 (St Edwards) and 16+ Chemistry 2016 (St Edwards).

16+ Physics 2018 (Benenden), 16+ Physics 2013 (St Edwards), 16+ Physics 2015 (St Edwards) and 16+ Physics 2016 (St Edwards).

Critical Reasoning 16+ past papers

CriticalReasoning (Emanuel)


Evonomics 16+ past papers

Economics 2018 (Benenden); 16+Economics 2013 (St Edwards); Economics 2015 (St Edwards); 16+ Economics 2016 (St Edwards)

Languages 16+ past papers

Sixth Form French 2018 (Benenden)16+ French 2013 (St Edwards)16+French 2015 (St Edwards); and 16+French 2016 (St Edwards)

Latin 2013 (St Edwards) and 16+Latin 2016 (St Edwards)


Rob WilliamsAsk ROB (expert test developer) your questions by emailing

An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests.
Rob has worked for the school entrance test publishers ISEB and GL – as well as the leading global psychometric test publishers including SHL, Kenexa IBM, MBTI, CAPP and SOVA Assessment.

Humanities 16+ past papers

Geography 2013 (St Edwards), Geography16+ 2015 (St Edwards), 16+ Geography 2016 (St Edwards) and 16+ German 2013 (St Edwards).

Spanish16+ 2018 (Benenden) and 16+Spanish 2013 (St Edwards).

16 Plus Mathematics past papers

Maths 2018 (Benenden), 16+Maths 2013 (St Edwards), 16+Maths 2015 (St Edwards) and 16+Maths 2016 (St Edwards).

RE 16 plus past papers

Sixth Form Religious Studies 2018 (Benenden), 16+ Religious Studies 2013 (St Edwards), 16+ Religious Studies 2015 (St Edwards) and 16+ Religious Studies 2016 (St Edwards).


Step by step guide

Here is our step-by-step guide to encourage the best form of school entrance test practice. Your child will most easily perfect their 16 plus exam technique if you follow these steps:

Our independent School test practice guides

Firstly, independent school practice tests (ISEB, CEM and GL).

Secondly, independent school entry 16+ test practice papers.

Thirdly, top CEM test practice papers.

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We hope you found our exam preparation useful.

And wish you the best of luck in your own exams!

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