The Independent Schools Examinations Board provides rigorous, high quality examinations and assessments for pupils seeking entry to independent senior schools at 11+ and 13+. The examinations, backed by the leading independent school associations, include the Common Pre-Tests, Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship examinations.

The 13+ Common Entrance examination is strongly supported by many of the top prep and independent senior schools in the UK. Its rigorous syllabuses and breadth of subjects provide a strong academic focus for pupils in Years 7 and 8 and an excellent preparation for GCSEs.

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ISEB is proud to be a supporting member of COBIS

27 July 2016

Changes to 13+ Common Entrance examination timetable from summer 2017

18 April 2016

Candidates sitting Common Entrance are truly international!

Pupils do not need to live in the UK to sit Common Entrance examinations at 11+ or 13+. We have candidates in over 50 countries.
8 January 2016

Common Entrance science at 11+ and 13+: New specimen papers

15 October 2015

Common Entrance mathematics at 11+: Specimen papers for the new syllabus

15 October 2015

Changes to Common Entrance level 1 language papers

21 April 2015

Our statistics show that ISEB examinations are used by more than 600 of the top independent schools in the UK and overseas

14 April 2015