Guides

Exam format and timings

Trinity's ISE exam at level ISE IV (C2) has a different format to ISE at levels A2-C1. Three components are assessed:

Portfolio - Allow approximately 6-12 weeks preparation time

  • 3 x writing tasks selected from a list of 15 tasks

Controlled written exam - 3 hours

  • 2 x reading into writing tasks
  • 1 x writing task

Interview - 25 minutes

  • 4 x speaking tasks
  • 1 x listening task

Useful guides for this level

  • ISE IV Exam information booklet
    This sets
    out the exam structure, content and timings. It also contains guidance notes for teachers and the exam rules and regulations.

Assessment criteria

Performance descriptors are used for the assessment of all tasks within the Portfolio, Controlled Written exam and Interview.

Examiners and markers use the performance descriptors in combination with the specific requirements of ISE IV when making their assessments.

All results are collected and the overall result is calculated and checked.

Read more about the assessment of ISE IV in the ISE IV Exam information booklet.

 

Exam information booklet

ISE IV C2 image - not a cover

Download the booklet

 

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