English for Common Entrance

English for Common Entrance

Common Entrance 13+ English for ISEB CE and KS3

Support your pupils in developing a love of reading and enhanced comprehension skills across a wide range of challenging, diverse and engaging themes with the new English series for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3. This new resource will help your pupils achieve their full potential in the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance exams and other Independent School exams at 13+. Contact our Schools Consultant, Candis Thurston, to find out more.

First teaching: September 2021
First exams: November 2022

Titles in this series
Textbook and PDF Answers

Guide your pupils through the new 13+ CE ISEB English specification with our new textbook.

English for Common Entrance TextbookEnglish for Common Entrance Textbook Answers


ISEB Endorsement

Our English textbook and textbook answers are endorsed by ISEB, meaning they have been approved by a member of the ISEB Editorial Endorsement Committee.
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About the Author

Elly Lacey is Head of English at Newton Prep School in London. She has taught English to children from age 8 to 18 but her particular passion is teaching at Key Stage 3. In the classroom, she endeavours to build children’s confidence and love of English through creative activities and cross-curricular links all inspired by the texts on the curriculum.

English Workbooks

Skills-based write-in workbooks address particularly challenging aspects of the syllabus. With pull-out answers, they are the perfect solution for revision at home.

13+ English Vocabulary Workbook13+ English Writing Workbook

Study Skills

This guide gives pupils the essential tools they need to learn and revise efficiently, cope with stress effectively, and feel confident and fully prepared to do their best in exams.

Study Skills 13+

CPD Webinar

Elly Lacey leads an exciting CPD webinar on Meaningful diversity in your Key Stage 3 and 13+ English classroom​​ on 25th November to provide teachers with the tools they need to celebrate and embed diversity in their classrooms.


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Sample Pages

Take a look inside our new English for CE textbook and preview sample content.

Blog Article

Read our latest blog article about our new English publishing from author, Elly Lacey.

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Watch the ISEB CPD session

Learn more about the core values behind the new CE English specification, find out what has changed in the content of the course, how pupils’ skills will be assessed, and which new resources will be available to support you.

Revision resources coming soon!

New revision resources will be published in 2022, to accompany the new series. Contact Candis Thurston for more information. 

Common Entrance 13+ English Revision GuideCommon Entrance 13+ English Exam Practice Questions and Answers