What counts as a good UKiset score depends greatly on the school a candidate is applying to attend, and also varies according to the three sections of the test. The following points can act as a rough guide.
UKiset Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning and Maths Scores:
For these sections of the UKiset, candidates scores are standardised against tens of thousands of British students of the same age in the state and independent school sectors.
The Standard Age Score (SAS) is based on the number of questions answered correctly, the average score for students in UK independent schools is 111.
Different schools will expect different scores. The more academically selective a school is the higher their SAS expectation is likely to be. The top schools are likely to require in excess of 125+ average standardised test score.
It is always worth noting that two average Standardised Age Scores are given to schools, one overall average and one that excludes the Verbal Reasoning Score. This is to ensure that a candidate’s level of English does not unduly affect the overall score in this section.
UKiset Reading and Listening score:
For this component of the UKiset, students are given an English CEFR level. Most schools will be looking for a minimum of B2 score.
Essay Writing score:
This is marked by schools themselves and they will have varying expectations of what counts as a ‘good’ mark or score.
To find out more about the UKiset read our article What is the UKiset Test and How can you prepare
What is the average score on the UKiset?
The average UKiset score is 100, while the average score for students in UK independent schools is 111.
Can I retake the UKiset if I don’t get a good score?
Results are valid for one year and the test can be retaken after 4 months.
How do schools use UKiset scores in their admissions?
UKiset is trusted by schools because it provides credible information on an applicant’s academic potential. Some schools conduct further testing or interview the candidate after reviewing their UKiset Profile before offering a place at their school.
UKiset Preparation tutors
Keystone Tutors have a number of highly experienced UKiset tutors who can help with UKiset preparation, wherever you are in the world.
For more details on how Keystone can help prepare your child for the UKiset and UK schools entrance exams, please call the office for a chat with one of our client managers, or contact us via our request a tutor form.