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CASE at 13+

We offer a series of Common Academic Scholarship (CASE) assessments in English, mathematics, science, history, geography, theology, philosophy and religion, French and Latin. The questions are based on our Common Entrance (CE) at 13+ specifications. Pupils sitting CASE assessments are entered by the senior schools they have applied to, who choose which papers pupils will sit and also mark the papers. Pupils will usually sit the exam at the senior school.


Pupils sitting CASE assessments are entered by the senior schools they have applied to, who choose which papers pupils will sit and also mark the papers. Pupils will usually sit the exam at the senior school.

Some senior schools select their scholars from candidates who sit CE in the autumn or spring term. These candidates will be entered for CE in the usual way.

The closing dates for senior schools to enter candidates for the CASE assessment are 1 February for the spring examinations and 2 April for the summer examinations.

Registration for CASE at 13+ has changed – find out more about the new registration process.


The questions for CASE assessments are based on our CE at 13+ specifications.


  • FEES

    ISEB keeps examination fees as low as possible – fees cover the costs of the setting, printing and despatch of papers, and associated administration.

    CASE fee for candidates taking the examination in the UK: £140
    CASE fee for candidates taking one subject only: £30

    Late entries

    ISEB does its best to accommodate late entries for its examinations and assessments. However, the costs involved in processing late registrations are high. Therefore, all late entries are subject to a fee of £50 per school if received after the published closing date.

    Changes to individual candidate details (e.g. change of school, subject or level) are likely to incur an administrative fee of £5 per candidate if received after the published closing date. 

    If changes to individual candidate details result in additional papers being despatched to schools or other sitting centres, courier and packing charges will be added to the standard administration fee.

    Certificate reprints

    An administrative fee of £10 per certificate will be charged if a reprint is required.


    Senior schools are asked to let prep schools know the results of CASE assessments as soon as possible, so that decisions can be made about whether a candidate still needs to be entered for the CE examinations.

    Senior schools are also asked to send to prep school heads an overall report on their candidates’ performance. Prep school heads appreciate general comments on each subject. Senior schools are also invited to send copies of their reports to the Chief Executive Officer at the ISEB offices, as the setters always appreciate feedback on how candidates tackled questions in the papers.


    This CASE Mathematics specimen paper reflects the changes made in the CE at 13+ specifications in 2022. Whereas schools would typically use past papers as practice materials for the CASE examination, this year our Mathematics team leaders have filtered some of the changes from the CE papers into the CASE papers, so candidates will not have seen this style of question before.

    We have provided this CASE-specific specimen paper to make sure that candidates can experience the new style of questions before taking the examinations.

    CASE Mathematics Specimen Paper

    CASE Mathematics Specimen Mark Sheet


    If you require support with any area of CASE at 13+ we recommend visiting our CE and CASE Support Portal where you will find a range of helpful information and FAQs.

    You can also submit a support ticket which will come straight through to our customer service team.

    Visit our CE and CASE Support Portal or submit a support ticket.

Support and enquiries

CE and CASE Support Portal

Visit our new Support Portal to access a range of helpful articles and FAQs about CASE at 13+. You can also submit an enquiry to our customer service team by submitting a support ticket.



Schools can now order past papers for Common Entrance (CE) and Common Academic Scholarship (CASE) exams through our new online shop. To access school-only products including individual print-on-demand papers and digital bundles of PDF papers, schools will need a verified ISEB School account for the online shop. Your school may already have an account - if you are unsure, please contact us by submitting a ticket through the Shop Support Portal. If you need support with setting up your school's account for the online shop please contact us by submitting a ticket through the Shop Support Portal. See further information about ordering past papers below.



Past CE and CASE exam papers are available to buy through the ISEB Online Shop. Schools can buy printed and digital past papers from the past five years, and can also place Advance Orders for brand-new past papers through the shop. Please note that you must be logged in to your school’s ISEB School Account to see school-only past paper products.

In September 2021, we launched new CE and CASE specifications. All past papers from Autumn 2022 follow this updated specification, and all papers from previous sessions follow the CE and CASE syllabus used until June 2022. Please be assured that all of our papers are valid revision and practice materials, and revising with past papers remains the best way to prepare for tests.

Past papers will become available to schools immediately after each live exam session, and can be pre-ordered during each Advance Order period. Parents and tutors are not able to order papers until one year after the exams have taken place, so schools can purchase the most recent papers for practice purposes knowing that pupils will not have seen them.

Advance Orders

Schools can place orders for practice papers in advance of the next set of exams. This will ensure that they receive the papers immediately after the live exams have taken place. Please see our Annual Schedule for ISEB Advance Orders for more information on when and how you can place your pre-orders.

ISEB School accounts

The ISEB School Account is an account that provides access to school-only content and products on the ISEB website and online shop to schools that work with CE or CASE examinations or the iPQ.

It allows schools to order past papers for CE and CASE, and to register candidates for examinations and qualifications such as the iPQ. Find out more about the ISEB School Account. 

If your school does not yet have an ISEB School account, you can request one here:

Online shop support and guidance

We recommend that you read the guidance information and FAQs on the Support and Guidance for Schools page before you place your first order.


Schools are invited to give feedback on the examination papers by completing ISEB’s online surveys, which are sent out after the spring examination session. It is hoped that as many schools as possible will complete the surveys for each subject. ISEB welcomes feedback from schools at any time of the year; please direct your comments to our Customer Support Portals. 

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