Trinity's Integrated Skills in English (ISE) is a contemporary four skills qualification intended for young people and adults - typically at school, college or university. It is also suitable for teachers and other adults who require a respected English language qualification.
ISE assesses students’ ability to interact in English in an authentic and meaningful way through the use of integrated reading and writing tasks and integrated speaking and listening tasks. Preparing for ISE builds real-life English skills and transferable skills required for academic study and employability. Go to exam dates and booking information.
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There are two exam modules:
Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening
The exam modules can be taken together, or at different times, when students are ready, (except when taken as a SELT test in the UK, where they must be taken on the same day). Students must pass both modules to gain an ISE qualification. The same candidate ID number must be used when entering for each exam module in order for a full ISE certificate to be awarded.
ISE is available at five levels from A2 to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR), so there is a level for every learner.
ISE Foundation (A2) | ISE I (B1) | ISE II (B2) | ISE III (C1) | ISE IV (C2)
Results and certificates When a student passes an exam module they a receive module certificates showing separate results for reading, writing, speaking and listening (Pass, Merit or Distinction). When a student has passed both exam modules at the same level, a Trinity Integrated Skills in English qualification is awarded and a full ISE qualification certificate is issued, usually 6–8 weeks after the exam.
Together with exam results we also provide a detailed diagnostic profile report for each student which shows their strengths and areas for improvement across each subset of skills.