ISEB English Paper

July 31, 2015 Madeleine K

Practice ISEB exam from 2012 with marks scheme


ISEB is the Independent Schools Examinations Board. The board makes common entrance and scholarship exams for 11+ and 13+. Exams are administered in November and January- January being the preferred date for most students. The following schools use the ISEB entrance exam in their admissions processs:

Benenden School

Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cranford House School Moulsford

Downe House School

Godolphin School Milford Hill

Hampton Court House Senior School

Heathfield School

Queen Anne's School

Queenswood School Shepherd's Way

Roedean School Roedean Way

Seaford College Lavington Park

Sherborne Girls School Bradford Road

St George's (Ascot) School Wells Lane

St Mary's School 63 Curzon Street

St Swithun's School Alresford Road

Tudor Hall School Wykham Park

Westonbirt School Tetbury

Wycombe Abbey School

This Exam

This exam has two parts: reading (A) and writing (B). Both sections are 45 minutes long, incuding 5 minutes of reading/planning time.The reading comprehension is followed by 8 questions. The marks for each question are shown in brackets like this: (2). Students should use these marks as a guide for how much to write. For example, if an answer is worth 2 marks, then students should make 2 points, or make a point and support it with evidence. 

The writing section gives students a choice of 5 essays. Students must only complete one of these.

The attached marks scheme refers to the reading comprehension section.


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