Entry to Concord College is highly competitive. Almost invariably, students will sit for at least one set of pre-tests prior to being offered a place to study at Concord.
Along with many other top independent schools in the UK, Concord College now participates in the UKiset (UK Independent Schools’ Entry Test) assessments for all applications for a boarding place at the College.
UKiset is an adaptive online test taken in English, which has been designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. UKiset tests a child’s underlying academic abilities through three principal reasoning areas – Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Ability – together with a creative writing piece and English Placement Tests. In total, the test takes approximately two and a half hours.
If you wish your child to be considered for a boarding place at Concord College, your child will be required to sit this test as part of our admissions process.
On occasion, the UKiset test may be followed up by further testing at the College to enable a decision on the application to be made.
Any significant anomaly between performance in the pre-tests and in a student’s academic performance when they arrive at Concord will be quickly highlighted and raised as an issue of concern with parents. Under certain circumstances – if malpractice is considered likely – a student who is unable to access education here at Concord in spite of strong online test results, will be required to leave.