If it is a good test of ability yes, if not, no. I get the feeling anyone can invent an entrance test these days and we are soon going to be back to the days of them containing a lot of middle class "knowledge" rather than tests which are relatively culture free.
Within the confines of my hatred of selective education, the idea of 'relatively culture free' tests sounds appealing mystery- perhaps you could market them if you find the magic formula.
I think it starts 'ip dip sky blue...'
Anyway soon the entrance tests will be for primary schools, from what I can tell from the latest hogwash to spew forth from the government today. In response to (a mere 120) eminent academics cautioning against proposals to test post-foetal children on 'the basics', a statement was issued to say the experts were 'misguided' .http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... perts.html
Why do we stand for this?
OT - apologies to OP- If my one-woman campaign for a later school start ever succeeds, I promise to buy you all a glass of champagne*. I mean it. But sadly I reckon my money is quite safe.
*Eta - yes scary, I will even buy your (and my) favourite one