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UKiset | Common Entrance

The UK boarding school admissions process focuses heavily on entrance exams. We offer specialised entrance exam tutoring and preparation through every step of the admissions process to make sure your child stays ahead of the curve.


Common Entrance and UKiset Preparation in Hong Kong

UKiset | Common Entrance

The UK boarding school admissions process focuses heavily on entrance exams – namely UKiset, Pre-Test and Common Entrance. After our initial assessment, our tutors will develop individualized plans to help our students meet their target scores to enter the best UK private schools.

UKiset Preparatory Courses

The UKiset is a single assessment test for international students who wish to apply to UK curriculum schools, including boarding schools, language schools and international study centres. The UKiset focuses on English, mathematics, non-verbal reasoning, and verbal reasoning.

Pre-Test & Common Entrance Preparation Courses

The Pre-Test is an age-standardized test used to evaluate a student’s academic potential. Pre-Tests can vary depending on the school, as schools in the UK may either set their own pre-test examination papers or use the Common Pre-Test formally set by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) in the UK. The Common Pre-Test focuses on mathematics, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Our tutors can also help with Common Entrance, which is an exam set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB). It is used by UK private schools, including boarding schools, in their admissions process. These exams focus on English, mathematics and science. In addition, students taking the 13+ can sit exams in a wide range of subjects, such as geography, history, religious studies, and more.

Common Entrance Exams

  • 11+: for students in Year 6
  • 12+: for students in Year 7
  • 13+: for students in Year 8
  • Sixth Form Entrance
  • 16+: for students in Year 11

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UKiset?

UKiset is an assessment for international students, used for admission into British schools. It assesses the student’s academic potential and English language skills.

Aegis Advisors offers tutoring for most British school entrance exams, including UKiset, Pre-Test and Common Entrance. Contact us to learn more.

Does my child need the UKiset?

If your child wants to get into a UK private school, they may be asked to sit the UKiset. By studying for the UKiset, you eliminate the need to take countless individual exams for different schools in the UK.

Where can the tutoring take place?

Sessions can take place at our center, at the student’s home, or online. Our advisors and tutors will try their best to accommodate your needs. To learn more about our course offerings and what they cover, please check out our course brochure.

How can Common Entrance be tutored?

Common Entrance covers a wide range of subjects at 13+. Our first step would be to identify where a student is struggling and in which areas, and then assign tutors with appropriate expertise to assist. This would include reinforcement and revision of the topics covered in the syllabus to ensure the student understands them fully. Additionally, a common problem we see in students is poor exam technique and essay-writing skills, so our exam tutors would also give tailor-made advice and set plenty of practice and mock tests. With coaching from our exam tutors, all students can achieve success at Common Entrance.

For more information about pricing and course information, read our course schedule.

Ready to take the first step?

We know that excelling in your academic studies is not something that can be done overnight. But true dedication will be met with results that you’re more than proud of.

No student is the same. Learning styles and weak areas of the curriculum will vary across each student. At Aegis Advisors, we offer private tutoring to students in HK customized with a tailor-made approach to ensure that the time you spend with us is both productive and helpful.

For parents, this means a more relaxed and stress-free life at home. For students, this means countless hours saved and a huge confidence boost as you stride onto the next stage of your academic career.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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