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ISEB pre-test versus 11+

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cherie32 Tue 07-Nov-17 22:48:57

I'm trying to get my head around what (if any) prep can be done for the ISEB pre-tests that will be taken in Oct/Nov of Year 6 for the independent schools.

DS's prep has recommended a few books like the Galore Park range and a few websites. Glancing over a few of these they don't look, to my untrained eyes, as all that different from 11+ content (grammar school). It all seems to be VR, NVR, full stop.

I'm struggling to find tutors/group classes that can help with ISEB, but tons of these for 11+. Is it worthwhile just going through 11+ as tests seem so similar?

trinity0097 Wed 08-Nov-17 20:50:09

It is just another 11+ pre-test, just taken on the computer.

We get the kids at our school to sit a practice one via

AnotherNewt Thu 09-Nov-17 08:20:42

It looks similar, because it is similar.

Though do check that potential destination schools are using ISEB, because not all do.

MrsPatmore Thu 09-Nov-17 14:35:32

Ds prepared well for the super selective 11+ schools and then sat the pre-test ISEB for a top independent (WUS). Sailed through this so I think the prep is the same but computer based and adaptive. BOFA do online 11+ type tests.

cherie32 Sat 18-Nov-17 19:16:18

Thanks.. quite aligned with my findings as well. All schools I'm looking at use ISEB except Winchester College.

Have signed up DS for regular grammar school 11+ preparation, as it does seem quite similar to ISEB.

Thanks for the advice.

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