UKiset Test Prep

What is UKiset Test Prep?

  • 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


UKiset Test Prep – Format

An adaptive online assessment made up of three components:

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

1. Reasoning

(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 

(i) Reading Comprehension

(ii) Listening

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

3. English Essay

(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 UKiset Test Prep  Courses

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

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

Ampla’s UKiset Test Prep Course Highlights

Strategic Plan

A week-by-week study plan specifically designed for you.

Targeted Approach

Review each topic with a focus on weaker areas, with condensed notes and study materials provided.

Practical Skills

Cover test-taking strategies including time management, making informed guesses and how to handle stress.

Exam Drill

Familiarise with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practice papers.

Our Students’ Average Performance

Non-Verbal Reasoning

UKiset Schools List

Over 200 UK boarding schools use UKiset as the standardised assessment to recruit overseas students and you can find a comprehensive list of schools below:

Academy School
Adcote International
Alleyns School
Ampleforth College
Ashford International School
Bede’s Prep & Senior School
Bedford School
Bellerbys Colleges
Benenden School
Bishopstrow College
Bloxham School
Blundell’s School
Bournemouth Collegiate School
Box Hill School
Bradfield College
Brentwood School
Brighton College
Bromsgrove School
Brooke House
Bruton School for Girls
Bryanston School
Buckswood School
Burgess Hill Girls
Cardiff Sixth Form College
Cheltenham College
Christ’s Hospital School
City of London Freemans School
Claremont School
Clifton College
Clifton College (Prep)
Cobham Hall, Kent
Concord College
Culford School
Dean Close School
Downside School
Eastbourne College
Edinburgh Academy
Ellesmere College
Epsom College
Eton College
Felsted School
Fettes School
Foremarke Hall
Haileybury School
Handcross Park School
Harrogate Ladies College
Ipswich School
Kent College
Kings Bruton
Lancing College
Langley School
Lathallan School
Leicester High School for Girls
Leighton Park School
Lingfield Notre Dame School
Lord Wandsworth College
Loretto School
Loughborough Grammar
Malvern St James
Mansfield College Oxford
Marlborough College
Merchiston Castle School
Mill Hill International
Millfield School
Monkton Combe School
Moreton Hall
Mount Kelly
Mount School, York
New Hall School
Norwich School
Oakham School
Old Buckenham Hall
Old Palace of John
Oundle School
Packwood Haugh School
Padworth College
Pangbourne College
Pilgrims School
Port Regis School
Princess Helena College
Prior Park School
Prior’s Field
Queen Anne’s School
Queen Ethelburga’s York
Queen Margaret’s School
Queenswood School
Rendcomb College
Repton School
Royal Masonic School for Girls
Royal Russell School
Rugby School
Scarborough College
Seaford College
Sedbergh School
Sevenoaks School
Sherborne International College
Sherborne School
Shiplake College
Sibford School
Sidcot School
St Claire’s Oxford
St Edward’s Oxford
St John’s Beaumont, Windsor
St Lawrence College
St Mary’s School, Cambridge
Stover School
St Swithun’s School
Tettenhall College
The Friends School
The King’s School, Canterbury
The Leys School
The Royal Hospital School
The Royal School
Tonbridge School
Tudor Hall School
Uppingham School
Warminster School
Warwick School
Wellingborough School
Wellington College
Wellington School
Westminster School
Whitgift School
Winchester College
Woldingham School
Woodbridge School
Worth School
Wycliffe College
Wycombe Abbey School

UK Schools Admissions

Ampla's UK Boarding School Admissions Services range from consultation, school selection, applications essays guidance to exam preparation, interview coaching and extra support.

Consulting Services

Admissions Success

Our consultants have helped students gain admission to Badminton, Benenden, Cheltenham Ladies’, Eton, Harrow, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Wellington, Westminster​, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and more.

UK Boarding School Applications

Entrance Exams

Designed and delivered by Ampla's Oxbridge tutors, our customised courses provide excellent preparation for students taking ISEB pre-test, Common Entrance 11+/ 13+/ 16+ and UKiset.

Exam Prep

Complimentary Consultation

Contact us now to schedule a mock test and arrange a complimentary meeting with our dedicated UK boarding school specialists.