What is it?

● The UKiset is the UK Independent Schools’ Entry Test

 Over 200 UK schools adopted UKiset as part of their admissions process for international students with English as a second language

● Some use UKiset as the sole assessment/the first step of their admissions process

● Not a compulsory test for candidates, but schools are likely to ask for it sooner or later in the application process



An adaptive online assessment made up of three components:

1. Reasoning test,
2. Cambridge English Placement Test
3. English Essay

1. Reasoning test (approx. 45 mins)

(i) Non-Verbal Reasoning (solving problems using pictures, diagrams and patterns)

(ii) Verbal Reasoning (the ability to work with words and language)

(iii) Quantitative Reasoning (working with numbers, values and sequences using mathematic skills)

2. Cambridge English Placement Test (approx. 40 mins)

(i) Reading Comprehension

(ii) Listening

(iii) Use of English
(grammar, vocabulary, spelling)

3. English Essay (approx. 30 mins)

(i) Handwritten Assessment

(ii) Required words range from 150-350 for Year 7-12

● Could be taken at designated exam centres in Hong Kong and/or other places

● Results received after 3 working days

● Results are valid for 1 year

● Retake possible 6 months after the previous attempt

Ampla’s Preparation Courses

Following our initial assessment, students will receive a customised plan based on the following curriculum which is designed to imitate UK school assessments.

Course Highlights:

 Tailor-made lesson plan

● Experienced team of instructors

● Flexible scheduling


Reasoning skills

● Identify and practice techniques to use – this is not a knowledge-based test

● Improve vocabulary skills

English Skills

● Read and listen to English as much as possible

● Practice planning and writing a range of different essay styles and topics

Maths Skills

● Practice mental arithmetic

● Become familiar with a range of different types of questions

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