ISEB Independent Schools Examination Board Exam

London Brookes College is a trusted test centre for ISEB Exams. The ISEB Board provides Common Entrance examination papers at 11+ and 13+.

Common Entrance at 11+

Pupils sit the Common Entrance examination at 11+ when they are in Year 6, mainly for entrance to senior independent girls’ schools. There are two examination sessions each year, in November and January. Most girls sit the examination in January. They take papers in English, Mathematics and Science.

Common Entrance at 13+

The 13+ Common Entrance examination is strongly supported by many of the top prep and independent senior schools in the UK. Its rigorous syllabuses and breadth of subjects provide a strong academic focus for pupils in Years 7 and 8 and an excellent preparation for GCSEs. It offers the following benefits: 

  • High academic standards and rigorous syllabuses
  • Senior schools know what to expect
  • Academic breadth across 11 subjects, many of which will be continued at senior school
  • Provides a trusted, well-known focus for pupils in stand-alone prep schools in years 7 and 8
  • There is compelling evidence that formal examinations lead to high standards
  • Favourable comparison with state sector, where Years 7 and 8 are part of senior school
  • Not using Common Entrance likely to lead to narrowing of curriculum
  • Independent school parents are familiar with, and trust, Common Entrance


Pupils sit the Common Entrance examination at 13+ when they are in Year 8. There are three examination sessions each year, in November, January and May/June.

The core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science – are compulsory. In addition, candidates can sit papers in a wide range of subjects chosen from French, Geography, German, Classical Greek, History, Latin, TPR and Spanish. The core subjects, most modern languages, Latin and Classical Greek are offered at more than one level. Weaker candidates are not expected to tackle papers beyond their ability.

London Brookes College is one of the most trusted private exam centre for private candidates wanting to take Common Entrance examination papers at 11+ and 13+ . We have been running a successful private exam centre for more than 20 years. Thousands of Private candidates are welcomed and benefit from our experience every year.

An Exam Centre Designed For Private Candidates, Home Education & Distant Learning Students.

Please request the test registration form to book the test at our centre by emailing us at

We will register you on the testing centre online booking system and provide regular status updates. This will give you peace of mind that your tests are booked on time and all paperwork is done for you.

We will help guide you through the whole exam process and provide you with the best possible advice to take your exams. We can’t do the exams for you, but we can take away the stress of exam entries

London Brookes College is a regulated educational institution. Every year our services and operations are evaluated, and quality assured by various external organisations to determine if we meet their high quality standards. We are pleased to announce that currently London Brookes College holds accredited status from the following governing bodies:

  •       AQA
  •       Cambridge International
  •       OCR
  •       WJEC
  •       Pearson/Edexcel
  •       ISI (PFE)


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