Preparing students for ISE

Setting the standard for University admission. ISE assesses students’ ability to interact in English in an authentic and meaningful way via integrated reading and writing tasks and integrated speaking and listening tasks. Preparing for ISE builds real-life English skills and transferable skills for academic study and employability.

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Our pack for teachers and schools includes: Trinity's ISE Factsheet for teachers, ISE exam specifications,  practice exam papers a selection of classroom activities for ISE preparation and more.



ISE for university admissions

Available in over 3000 test centres worldwide, ISE is accepted by 98% of UK universities, 100% of Irish universities and beyond. It is also listed as an approved qualification by the New Zealand government and is one of only two tests approved by the UK Visa and Immigration authority as a Secure English Language Test. 

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Our pack for Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) includes: Trinity's ISE Factsheet,  ISE exam specifications, our brochure for HEI's and more.




Benefits of ISE

Allows students to perform at their best

Students can choose and prepare their own
discussion topic for the Speaking & Listening module.
This motivates them to learn and helps them to feel
confident that they will perform at their best.

Builds real-life communication skills

Preparing for ISE develops integrated, transferable
English language skills in a real-life context that
students need for study at school and university
and later for employment.


ISE supports contemporary teaching strategies
such as Content and Language Integrated Learning
(CLIL) activities, and develops cognitive processes
from basic recall and understanding through to
synthesis and evaluation.


Students can build ISE qualifications over time, taking
exam modules whenever they are ready — together, or
at different times.


Download ISE Factsheet