ISE is a test of Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening in English.
A Trinity ISE qualification provides valuable evidence of your ability to use English. Preparing for Trinity's ISE exams helps you develop the transferable English language communication skills you need for academic study and for employability purposes. To find out where Trinity ISE qualifications are recognised and accepted visit here.
There is an ISE level for every student from beginner to advanced.
*ISE IV has a different format to ISE at CEFR levels A1-C1
See what the exam is like. Download a test overview for levels B1-C1:
Download a Guide for Students (below) for information about what to expect on exam day and read about what you need to be able to do at each level.
There are two ISE exam modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening. The type of activities you need to practise for the ISE exam tasks are relevant for life at school, college or university.
You can find lots of practice activities, videos and text books on this website by looking at the ISE resource sections for your ability level. Check with your teacher if you are not sure of your ability level.
If you are taking an ISE exam as Secure English Language Test (SELT) in the UK for visa you have to talk both exam modules Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening on the same day. If you are not taking ISE as a SELT test in the UK, you can take the two modules separately - your teacher can advise you.
If you are taking ISE at a SELT Centre in the UK, visit trinitycollege.com/SELT
How will you use your English skills?
See what you can do with your ISE English qualification.
Why integrated skills are important
Listen to Daniela explain why she believes this exam helps her prepare for her life and university.
Factsheet for students