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Developments for the Eton College List Test

Eton College was founded by Henry VI in 1440 AD as a charity school, offering an education to 70 poor boys who would then go on to King’s College, Cambridge. Like Cambridge, it has its own set of traditions, and is arguably the most famous school on the globe. As a consequence its admissions policy has to involve a large degree of selection. Like any top school, Eton wishes to admit the most able, but its policy goes further than a simple reliance on identifying those with the highest scores on cognitive tests and the highest potential for educational achievement. They also look for something extra in terms of originality, creativity and the ability to see things differentially. The machinations of their computerised admissions tests are a well-kept secret, and The Psychometrics Centre is working with them to ensure that their psychometric properties are of the highest possible standard.