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Student information

If you are taking an ISE exam as Secure English Language Test (SELT) in the UK for visa purposes, please use the student information and resources in 'Prepare for your exam here instead of this page.


An ISE qualification provides valuable evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English.

Preparing for Trinity's ISE exams helps you develop the English language communication skills you need for your future. The type of tasks you will practise for the exam are relevant for school, college, university and for employability purposes.

Download our Factsheet for Students for a summary of information. Download a Guide for Students (below) for information about the structure of the exam and what you need to be able to do at each level. 


ISE levels

There is an ISE level for every student from beginner to advanced.

ISE level: ISE Foundation ISE I  ISE II  ISE III 
CEFR level:       A2 B1 B2 C1

Note ISE IV (C2) is in a different format. Speak to a Trinity representative for details.

Guide for Students

Choose an ISE level and download a guidebook to help you prepare for ISE exams: 

Note - If you take the modules separately, or re-sit one of them, make sure the same candidate ID number has been used for entry each time to ensure a full ISE certificate can be awarded when you've passed both modules. 


Practice papers and exam preparation resources

Visit the resource page for your level to find pratice papers, classroom activities, sample listening exercises and sample speaking and listening videos to help you prepare for your exams: 


More information

Register your interest with us if you would like to hear about activities and changes relating to ISE in the future.

Talk to your local Trinity representative – find details in worldwide contacts.


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