About Us

The Independent Schools Examinations Board is probably best known for producing the Common Entrance examinations which boys and girls sit to gain entry to some of the best independent schools in the UK and overseas. The examinations are set by highly qualified and experienced teachers from the country’s leading schools and are widely regarded as the gold standard for assessment at 11+ and 13+.

In recent years, the Board has added considerably to the range of assessments it offers. In particular, the online and adaptive Common Pre-Tests have transformed the selection process for many pupils. Tiered papers and scholarship examinations are also available in a wide range of subjects, together with new online, auto-marked assessments in Mandarin Chinese, which can be taken at any age.

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