Vocab Express to offer Common Entrance specification vocabulary

Vocab Express, the award-winning online learning application for vocabulary, has announced an agreement with CE Publishing Ltd, the publishing arm of the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB), to include new and updated vocabulary for the Common Entrance examinations.

The Common Entrance examinations are used for assessing boys and girls who transfer to senior schools at the ages of 11+ and 13+. The syllabuses are devised and regularly monitored by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB), which is comprised of representatives from the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Girls' Schools Association and The Independent Association of Prep Schools.

Students studying for Common Entrance and also more generally at KS3 can now use Vocab Express to build their knowledge of vocabulary from these specifications. Achievement is encouraged through the assessment of user-friendly glossary definition resources from Galore Park for French Vocabulary for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance, as well as Latin Vocabulary for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance and An Introduction to Classical Greek.

Through a fun process of learning, revising and testing and a real-time scoreboard system, students are motivated and engaged in their studies. In addition, teachers are able to monitor all activity through real-time tracking tools so that they can see student progress at a glance.

Ann Entwisle, chief administrator of the Independent Schools Examinations Board comments: “We are delighted that Common Entrance vocabulary is now available on the Vocab Express site. We are sure that pupils will welcome the opportunity to learn and revise vocabulary in an exciting and rewarding way.”

Justin Sycamore, managing director at Vocab Express comments: “Our enhanced curriculum offering in partnership with the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) means we can now offer those students studying for their Common Entrance exams the successful motivational learning elements of Vocab Express. We are proud to work with a wide range of exam boards and publishers to ensure we offer vocabulary and terminology that is relevant and meaningful for teaching and learning.”

September 2013