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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 1 April for the summer examinations.

To register candidates, log in to our registration site using your ISEB school account details.


See which senior schools use CASE at 13+ for all or part of their entry procedure.


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



    There are two CASE sessions each year, in February and May. 

    CASE dates for 2022-2025
    CASE timetable for spring 2023
    CASE examination timetable for summer 2023

  • 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.


    Registration for CASE is done through our registration site. Each school registered with ISEB will have an account number and a password, which provides access to the registration site. Please ensure that these details are stored safely. 

    The registration periods for entering candidates are:

    Spring session (February)

    Opening date: 2 October
    Closing date: 1 February

    Summer session (May)

    Opening date: 2 February
    Closing date: 1 April

    Candidates should be registered by their full name, which will then appear on their final certificate. 


    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 question before taking the exam in Spring 2023.

    CASE Mathematics Specimen Paper

    CASE Mathematics Specimen Mark Sheet


Past CE and CASE exam papers are available to buy through the ISEB Online Shop. Schools can buy printed and digital past papers from 2018 to 2022, and can also place Advance Orders through the shop.

In September 2021, we launched new CE and CASE specifications to allow teachers to prepare for the updated exams from autumn 2022. All past papers currently in the ISEB shop follow the syllabus used until June 2022. They remain valid as revision and practice materials, but they may not wholly correlate with papers written to the new specification. Please reassure your young people that revising with these papers remains the best way to prepare for their tests.

Past papers following the new specifications will become available to schools after each live exam session, beginning with the Autumn 2022 session. 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. The Autumn 2022 Advance Order is open now and closes on 23 September 2022 – schools can place their Advance Order through the ISEB online shop.

ISEB School accounts

Your school will need a verified ISEB School account to be able to view and order school-only past paper products, and to place an Advance Order.

Schools that have ordered past papers via our Advance Order or have entered candidates for CE exams via our registration website in the past two years should have had an ISEB Schools account set up for use on the shop – your account administrator/primary user should have received an email with instructions on how to finish setting it up. If you are unsure as to whether or not your school has an account set up already, please contact us at with full details of your school and ISEB number (if you have one).

If you have not yet set up an ISEB Schools account, you can do so 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; comments should be sent to

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