ISEB English Paper
July 31, 2015
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:
Cheltenham Ladies' College
Cranford House School Moulsford
Downe House School
Godolphin School Milford Hill
Hampton Court House Senior 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 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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