Preparing for UKiset
UKiset does not provide sample papers for the assessments.
This is because the evaluation has been designed to look at what kind of thinking a student finds easy or difficult. It does this by looking at underlying processing skills in verbal (language questions, problem solving with words), non-verbal (solving problems using shapes, pictures and logic) and mathematics (looking at number, value, quantity and sequence concepts) reasoning.
These skills underpin how easily a student can access the content taught in all school subjects. There is no pass mark (or fail) in this type of test, and it does not measure learned knowledge. A candidate cannot learn how to take UKiset.
However, there is some good advice available on the best ways to prepare:
- The best practice for UKiset is in working on a candidate's English skills.
Preparation should include improving vocabulary, grammar, receptive (reading and listening) and expressive (speaking and writing) tasks. In order to problem-solve in a foreign language practicing higher order thinking skills should also be encouraged; these include the ability to draw conclusions, make inferences and make predictions.
- Some practice in the types of questions candidate may encounter may help. There are resources available online that demonstrate samples of verbal, non verbal and quantitative reasoning. Simply enter 'verbal or non-verbal reasoning' into a search engine and an array of sample questions and explanations will be available.