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Leading girls schools scrap entrance exams.

Leading girls schools scrap entrance exams.

A group of the country’s leading girls’ school are abolishing their entrance exam amid fears that it is putting children’s mental health at risk.

The North London Girls' School Consortium, which is made up of twelve independent day schools, will replace their exam papers with a one-hour long “bespoke cognitive ability” test that is far harder to prepare for.

The move is designed to protect ten and eleven-year-old children from the “dreadful” pressure that their parents subject them to, including endless hours of private tuition.

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