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The ISEB Pre-Tests (11+) Admissions Toolkit

Welcome to the Admissions Toolkit for the ISEB Pre-Tests, the online entrance assessments used by leading senior schools as part of their admissions processes.

The ISEB Pre-Tests (11+) are a set of online, adaptive tests used by leading senior schools as part of their admissions processes. There are four parts to the Pre-Tests: English, mathematics, verbal reasoning (VR) and non-verbal reasoning (NVR).

On the following pages you will find a wide range of helpful information about registering and preparing for the ISEB Pre-Tests. Information, guidance and resources directly from ISEB, the exam board behind the tests.

Guardian registration is now open for the ISEB Pre-Tests 2024-25 testing session. Sign up to our mailing list to receive important updates throughout the testing session as well as useful information about preparation, support resources and parent webinars.

Pre-Tests news for families

Common Pre-Tests, Families, Assessments 08 September 2023

Tatler explores test practice and preparation with ISEB

“Through innovation and technology, ISEB advocates a holistic approach to testing, nurturing each pupil as an individual and helping them to demonstrate their potential.” Explore the Tatler Good Schools Guide

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Families, Families Hub, Partner 15 September 2023

Back to school: Laying the Foundations for Success with Dr Kathy Weston

As parents, we all want our children to thrive academically, but what can we do at home to help them hit the ground running at the start of a new

Families, Families Hub, Partner 22 September 2023

Sustainable Revision: What does it look like? With Dr Kathy Weston

Embedding learning and revision in daily family life can be a lot easier than we think. In fact, the resources and methods included in the second Parent Power Toolkit, produced

Common Pre-Tests, General, Families, Families Hub 22 March 2023

ISEB endorse AI-driven Common Pre-Tests practice platform

Bond, Oxford University Press (OUP), has launched a new AI-powered adaptive learning product in collaboration with edtech company CENTURY which includes ISEB endorsed practice questions to support pupils preparing for

Common Pre-Tests, General 17 May 2022

ISEB partner with CENTURY Tech to innovate the assessment sector

We are delighted to announce the formation of a long-term strategic partnership with educational technology specialists CENTURY Tech. Comprised of an award-winning team of teachers, neuroscientists, and technologists, and led


The Pre-Tests Knowledge Base

To access a range of support articles, videos and FAQs about using the Guardian Portal and registering your child for the tests, visit our Common Pre-Tests Knowledge Base. You can also contact us with any queries you might have by submitting a ticket.

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