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 responds to changes in the JCQ Regulations

11 October 2016

ISEB Assessment in Mandarin Chinese Conference

7 October 2016

ISEB moving with the times - online authoring for setting teams

19 September 2016

Changes to 13+ Common Entrance examination timetable from summer 2017

Important changes to the scheduling of summer Common Entrance examinations
7 September 2016

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

1 September 2016

ISEB: Leading the way

1 August 2016

ISEB is proud to be a supporting member of COBIS

27 July 2016