In one school, the English exam included some tough comprehension on a passage from ‘The Elephant Thief’ with lots of high mark questions.

One writing task was a response to the title, ‘Physical strength is not as important as other qualities’

One interview task was to look at a painting and tell the interviewers the emotions that the painter was trying to invoke.

One second round exam included deciphering poems in an ancient language. This relies on the ability to spot and predict patterns in language, rhythm and rhyme.

In another second round exam, Maths was tested as part of a discussion on wind turbines.

In one school, students were asked about brexit during their interview.