Registration is completed by parents and guardians via the ISEB Pre-Tests Guardian Portal. Testing for 2023-24 will begin in October 2023.
What is an invigilation centre?
An invigilation centre is the place where pupils sit the ISEB Pre-Tests.
An invigilation centre could be:
– Current school: UK prep school, maintained primary or junior school or international prep or junior school
– Senior School: if the pupil is sitting the test at one of the schools to which they have applied
– Non-school Venue: if the pupil is taking the test at a VICTVS approved exam venue in the UK or worldwide.
Visit the ISEB Invigilation Centre Portal to organise, administer and coordinate tests for your test venue for the ISEB Pre-Tests.
UK senior schools have requested that all pupils taking the ISEB Pre-Tests from 2023-24 attend examination venues that are quality assured by VICTVS.
From academic year 2023-24, VICTVS will be responsible for delivering ISEB exams for students who are unable to sit their exams at their current or prospective school, both in the UK and internationally, giving more pupils the chance to access ISEB examinations and your schools added security and confidence next exam season.
VICTVS is an immensely experienced provider of exam delivery services and has worked with many leading independent schools across the UK, including Eton, Harrow, Downe House, Radley College, Charterhouse, Westminster School, Marlborough College and Royal Grammar School Guildford, among many others.
VICTVS has representatives located globally and are experts in supporting international pupils and families to access educational institutions in the UK. Through this partnership, ISEB will also be able to produce tailored material in a range of languages to support our customers.
For the upcoming 2023-24 ISEB Pre-Tests session, applicants will no longer be able to take the ISEB Pre-Tests at a non-school venue unless it is registered as an exam venue with VICTVS.
If your child is not able to take the ISEB Pre-Tests at either their current school or prospective school, please contact VICTVS who will be able to support parents and guardians in securing an exam venue.
Phone: +44 (0) 113 539 7056
There is no change for existing senior schools who act as ‘school-venue’ invigilation centres or those who use the ISEB Pre-Tests as part of their admissions process.
Pease continue to administer the ISEB Pre-Tests through the Senior School Admin Portal and Invigilation Centre Admin Portal.
There is no change for existing school venue invigilation centres, including prep schools. Please continue to administer the ISEB Pre-Tests through the Invigilation Centre Admin Portal.
ISEB recommends in the first instance that a pupil sits the ISEB Pre-Tests at the senior school to which they are applying for entry.
Schools, preps and seniors, with current pupils required to take the ISEB Pre-Tests can register as ‘school venue invigilation centres’ to administer the ISEB Pre-Tests via an account on the Invigilation Centre Admin Portal.
Test venues that accommodated tests for pupils outside of their current or prospective schools during the 2022-23 testing session were known as ‘non-school venue invigilation centres’. Following feedback from UK senior schools, this is changing for the 2023-24 testing session.
For ISEB Pre-Tests taken in the 2023-24 testing session VICTVS is the only non-school venue invigilation centre, with exam venues located worldwide to support pupils and their families.
Experienced exam centres that wish to be involved, as an exam venue, can contact VICTVS for more information.
There is no change for existing school venue invigilation centres. Please continue to administer the ISEB Pre-Tests through the Invigilation Centre Admin Portal.
Last year you could be selected by parents and guardians as an non-school venue Invigilation Centre.
Therefore, when the Guardian Admin Portal opens in early-August, any candidate requiring an exam venue, when their current or prospective school is not an option, should arrange their exam through VICTVS.
Whilst VICTVS will be quality assuring the exam administration, procedures and security of the ISEB Pre-Tests, experienced exam centres that wish to be involved, as an exam venue, can contact VICTVS.
VICTVS works with training providers, test centres and exam venues all over the world to provide the highest levels of exam integrity through our exam invigilation services.
As part of this registration process, non-school assured centres can opt to access the VICTVS-administered marketplace, www.bookanexam.com, and utilise this platform, free of charge, to highlight additional services to an international audience.
In addition, exam venues that are validated as suitable venues by VICTVS will receive payment for the use of their room.
To access a range of support articles, videos and FAQs about using the Admin Portals and administering the tests, visit our Common Pre-Tests Knowledge Base.
You can also contact us with any queries you might have by submitting a ticket.
The Invigilation Centre registration form is a proactive form, any one not wishing to host will simply not complete the form.
Yes, you will need an account for your Senior School Portal (where you will view the applicant records and results) and your Invigilation Centre Portal (so that you can manage the administration of the tests for those wishing to sit the exam at the senior school).
You will need two separate Invigilation Centre Portal accounts if you are expecting internal students to sit at the prep school, and another one for the senior school for external students.
ISEB recommends that the name of your two Invigilation Centres be made as clear as possible for parents when you register for an account, eg
XXXXX SENIOR School
XXXXX PREP School
This field will appear as written by you to parents in the drop down list.
Parents/guardians can continue to complete other sections of in the Guardian Portal, save their progress and return to their account when they have the information they need.
In the first instance, parents/guardians will be advised that the current school is the best place for their child to sit their tests. If they cannot be accommodated at their current school ISEB will recommend parents/guardians contact the senior schools to which they are applying to see if the tests can be sat with them or if other arrangements need to be made.
If the pupil can not take the tests at either their current or prospective school, ISEB recommend parents/guardians contact VICTVS, who will be able to arrange an exam venue in the UK and all over the world. Contact: email@example.com for more information.
Parents/guardians will then be able to log back into their Guardian Portal and add the Invigilation Centre.
ISEB recommends in the first instance that a pupil sits the ISEB Pre-Tests at the senior school to which they are applying for entry. If this is not possible, many prep schools act as ‘school venue invigilation centres’ and can administer the ISEB Pre-Tests.
If the pupils current and prospective school both can not accommodate the test, ISEB recommend parents and guardians contact VICTVS to source an approved exam venue.
For the upcoming 2023-24 ISEB Pre-Tests session, applicants will no longer be able to take the ISEB Pre-Tests at a non-school venue unless it is registered as an exam venue through VICTVS. Parents and guardians should select VICTVS from the drop down option and contact them directly to organise an exam venue.
Yes, if you only want them to sit at the senior school then just create a Senior School Invigilation Centre account.
ISEB welcomes feedback from invigilation centres at any time of the year; comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to request a Pre-Tests invigilation centre account