Here we explain how to prepare your child for the UKiset test. We start by outlining how it works and then move on to explain the different ways in which your child can prepare for the style of questions that might be asked.
What the UKiset test covers
There are three key elements to the UKiset test:
Designed to explore what kind of thinking a candidate finds easy or difficult and includes:
- 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
This part of the test is adaptive which means that the questions asked are designed to assess the student’s ability level.
The more questions the student answers correctly, the more difficult the test will become.
Therefore, not being able to answer a question does not mean the student is performing badly!
2. Reading and Listening
The second part of UKiset is the Cambridge English test, an online multiple choice test that assesses receptive language skills.
3. Essay writing
The final section of UKiset is a short English essay, designed to demonstrate expressive language skills.