The UKiset test is a one-off online assessment, designed to help UK independent schools select international students for entry. It tests the academic abilities of international students, compared with those in the UK of the same age group.
UKiset test practice
- Consists of three sections; verbal reasoning subtest; numerical reasoning subtest and abstract reasoning sub-test.
- Verbal Reasoning – Language questions and problem-solving with words
- Non-Verbal Reasoning – Solving problems using shapes, pictures and logic
- Mathematical Reasoning – Looking at number, value, quantity and sequence concepts
- Is currently used by approximately 180 British schools.
Official UKiset exam information, read UKiset: A Brief Introduction. Help your child to prepare for the UKiset assessment with one of our online tests.
Harrogate Ladies’ College
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Loughborough Grammar School
UKiset exam practice
Our Top Ten Study Skills Tips
Welcome to our 10 Top Tips to help you improve your own Study Skills.
- Find time to study – Firstly, if you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
- Keep to a routine– Secondly, try to work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
- Work to your strengths– And also try to schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert and routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
- Don’t waste time – Rather than reading irrelevant material, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read something critically and in-depth.
- Avoid distractions– also, you must sitch emails and social media off to prevent your mind wandering while trying to learn new information!
- Regularly review your notes– Plus you should try to cut out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
- Vary how you to take notes – We suggest that you use Mind Maps and diagrams to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
- Be critical– And also remember to ensure that you always add your own comment to every concept or quotation that you write down. Maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
- Plan your work– If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful
- Understand different styles – So, by understanding different writing styles – such as academic, journal and journalistic styles – you can put what you read into perspective. In particular, you can become more aware of any particular bias.
- State schools (no entrance exams and regulated by Ofsted, so different rankings)
- Private Schools (school entrance exams and regulated by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and can be pricey)
- Grammar Schools (state secondary schools that select their pupils by means of an examination).
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