Date
20 October 2017
The UKiset has been accepted by 200 private high schools in Britain, including the prestigious boarding school Eton College in Berkshire. Photo: etoncollege.com
The UKiset has been accepted by 200 private high schools in Britain, including the prestigious boarding school Eton College in Berkshire. Photo: etoncollege.com

UK high schools adopt single entry test for students

Hong Kong students no longer need to take a separate test for each high school in Britain where they are applying for entry: just one will do.

The United Kingdom Independent Schools’ Entry Test (UKiset) will be offered to overseas students who want to study there starting next school year, and Hong Kong students can take the test in the city as soon as at the end of the month for a fee of HK$2,600 (US$335.44), Ming Pao Daily reported on Friday.

The test has been accepted by 200 private high schools in the UK, including the prestigious Eton College, Sevenoaks School and Winchester College. However, some schools like Eton College ask students to take their proprietary tests after passing UKiset.

An online examination, UKiset requires examinees to finish the test in two and a half hours. Questions cover logic, spatial ability, English skills, verbal reasoning and mathematics. UKiset project manager Jennifer Britton said the test focuses more on intelligence than on knowledge.

HK students can apply to take UKiset through its local representatives, the Britannia Study Link and the British Council, the report said.

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