Schools receive a more comprehensive report on each UKiset candidate. It includes the candidate’s handwritten essay, a detailed breakdown of performance against other students studying in independent schools and future exam result chances. Schools use this report in a range of different ways:
- UKiset is used by schools to get credible information on an applicant’s academic potential.
- As the first stage of an application for international applicants. Some selective schools use it to filter the most suitable applications from others – usually this is because they receive many more applicants than they have places available. These schools often ask successful applicants at this stage to complete further school-specific testing at a later date.
- Some schools use it as their standalone entrance test. This is more often the case for younger applicants (those in Years 7-9)
- To provide senior schools with a credible transition document on a prep school student’s future academic potential.
- To monitor a student’s progress in school so they can see the areas in which a student excels and support their weaknesses effectively.
- To assist A-Level students with their UCAS application and look closely at predictive grades
The School Report consists of the following details:
- The Profile Report (as described above)
- Distinct standardisations for national and independent school cohorts
- The candidate’s expository essay – written on the day of the test and demonstrating expressive language skill, structured writing skills, and some of the candidate’s own outlook and opinion.
- Future predicted grades in GCSE, A-Level and IB in a wide range of subjects.
- Implications for teaching and learning
The information provided in the School Reports is only available to UKiset schools.