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Call back after ISEB Pretest for Eton, Harrow and Winchester

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Luckymum007 Tue 05-Nov-19 18:49:04


DS wrote the ISEB Pretest last week, does anyone know how long it takes to get a call back from these schools? Also has anyone ever requested the results from ISEB?

Thank you in anticipation of your feedback.

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Notmynom Wed 06-Nov-19 08:54:18

Eton first round results came out in the second week of December last year. DS didn't sit for Harrow so not sure about that one. He did Win Coll but they didn't use ISEB last year so the process was different.

Good luck.

insalaco Wed 06-Nov-19 08:56:27

Winchester are aiming for 6/7 Dec and I believe Eton is mid-month. I don’t know about Harrow.
Do you have any advice for the pretest? 😊We’re overseas and my son is sitting his first paper tomorrow. He’s doing it all on his own..!

Luckymum007 Wed 06-Nov-19 09:40:42

Thank you @notmynom

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Luckymum007 Wed 06-Nov-19 09:45:31


It's a bit late to tell him how to study, however he should note that the maths test is adaptive and becomes progressively harder.

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insalaco Wed 06-Nov-19 09:50:08

Yes, I think i am probably more nervous than he is! Do you know for the English paper if all the questions are about the passage? We've been using Atom and BOFA mocks and they have most of the questions about the passage, followed by some questions that aren't based on the passage and are purely grammar/punctuation/spelling correction etc.
Thanks so much

Luckymum007 Wed 06-Nov-19 10:52:47

DS said that the questions were just as you stated however leaned more towards BOFA mock pretests, seeing as Atom learning asks a wider range of English questions i.e. parts of speech, article type etc.

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insalaco Wed 06-Nov-19 11:08:03

Thanks so much. Also as far as I know, ISEB don’t release the scores. I have heard anecdotally that Harrow gives a steer.

Luckymum007 Wed 06-Nov-19 11:45:22


What schools did your son apply to.

We have just gotten a call back from Harrow though.

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Luckymum007 Wed 06-Nov-19 11:46:46

Hopefully Winchester and Eton come back to us sooner than later.

Wonder why the scores are not released.

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nylon14 Wed 06-Nov-19 20:07:31

Is this Atom Learning's first year doing this? It will be interesting to see how close they are to the actual test vs BOFA.

insalaco Fri 08-Nov-19 08:45:41

My son said BOFA was closer than Atom. Interesting.

nylon14 Fri 08-Nov-19 19:50:46

Atom is supposed to be cutting edge. But they are so new.

Scatty345 Tue 03-Dec-19 20:51:25

@insalaco how did you find out that Winchester was going to give a call back on 6/7 December if you don’t mind me asking? Was that from their admissions dept?

Luckymum007 Wed 04-Dec-19 10:27:28

Gotten call back from Winchester.

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Scatty345 Wed 04-Dec-19 10:57:01

@luckymum007 did they email?

Luckymum007 Wed 04-Dec-19 11:20:34


Yes they did.

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insalaco Wed 04-Dec-19 14:05:24

Have also received an e-mail from WinColl.
Feels strange as the pre-tests translate into reality..

lujah Thu 05-Dec-19 21:30:42

Anybody knows if
the school sends an email even when a boy fails
in the ISEB Common test? (Specially Eton)

Now that some boys receive the emails from
Winchester and there are some who did not receive any emails?

Scatty345 Fri 06-Dec-19 07:30:38

@lujah I think everyone did get an email from Winchester? We got one the same day as the other people. Eton will be sending things out next week I believe

lujah Fri 06-Dec-19 13:54:33

My son sat the ISEB test on the 31st Oct.
Got an email from Harrow on the 5th Nov.
Got an email from Winchester on the 4th Dec.

It seems that fail case doesn't receive any email.

Maybe st pauls and eton results will be released
next Wednesday.

Good luck everybody!!!

Luckymum007 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:21:02

Heard from Eton.

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lujah Fri 13-Dec-19 22:24:17

Yes today!
From Eton and St Paul's
almost at the same time!

peonypower Sat 14-Dec-19 08:12:38

Another Eton here. Been lurking.
My son is young for his year and his interview not until April/May. What do I need to do to prepare?

I'm worried about this. Some days he is brilliant and excited about science or whatever and some days he is a typical 10yo and wants play in a cardboard box. Who knows which version they will get on the day?

Luckymum007 Mon 23-Dec-19 14:22:38

Kindly share information about preparation for Eton 2nd stage assessment.

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