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Example Life in the UK Study Plan

Preparing to study for the Life in the UK test

The exact amount of time you take to complete your learning will depend on several factors, including familiarity with the history, values and principles of the UK, and the time you have available to study.

Remember good study habits mean:

  • Finding a quiet place to work
  • Taking notes
  • Creating a revision timetable
  • Testing your knowledge on each topic

About the Life in the UK e-Learning Platform

Section 1 - Study

  • This section is based on the official ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’ handbook
  • The ‘check that you understand’ boxes are for guidance. They will help you identify areas that you need to understand for the test. However, just knowing the information highlighted in these boxes will not be enough to pass. You need to make sure that you understand everything in the study section, so please take your time and read the content carefully.

Section 2 - Practice

  • In this section you will answer practice questions based on the topics you have studied; this will test your knowledge and understanding of the content.
  • When you complete a set of practice questions it may highlight topics you need to spend more time revising. Adjust your revision timetable based on the feedback you receive.

Section 3 - Mock Test

  • This section mirrors the examination experience, with the same number of questions and same time limit as the official Life in the UK test
  • Please note: this section does NOT contain the official questions found in the live test. They are mock questions based on the style and structure of the official questions and are designed to test your understanding of the content.

 

Top tip:

The Life in the UK e-Learning automatically keeps track of your progress to help with your study plan!

 

The table below is an advised study plan for a 3-month subscription (Adapt accordingly based on the subscription you have acquired). 

 

Week/Activity Topics

Week 1 - Study

Start by studying the topics on the right. Remember to tick the boxes once completed, so you can keep track of your progress.

1.  The values and principles of the UK

  • The values and principles of the UK
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Taking the Life in the UK test

2.  What is the UK?

3.  A long and illustrious history

  • Early Britain
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Tudors and Stuarts
  • A global power
  • The 20th century
  • Britain since 1945

Week 2 - Practice

Once you have read and understood the content, navigate to the practice section and practice these topics.

Week 3 - Study

Study the remaining topics in this section. Remember to tick the boxes once completed, so you can keep track of your progress.

1.  A modern, thriving society

  • The UK today
  • Religion
  • Customs and traditions
  • Sport
  • Arts and culture
  • Leisure
  • Places of interest

2.  The UK government, the law and your role

  • The development of British democracy
  • The British constitution
  • The government
  • The UK and international institutions
  • Respecting the law
  • Fundamental principles
  • Your role in the community

Week 4 - Practice

Once you have read and understood the content, navigate to the practice section and practice these topics.

Week 5 - Study

Analyse your performance in the practice section and focus on the topics you scored lowest.

1.  A read through of all study content

2.  Glossary

  • This glossary will help you to understand the meanings of key words

Week 6 - Mock Test

Take your first mock test and repeat until you consistently pass.

 

Remember: these questions are NOT the same as the questions in the actual test. The questions are designed to test your knowledge of the Life in the UK content and replicate the style of the live questions. Memorising these questions and answers is NOT enough to pass the test.

 

Week/Activity Topics

Week 7 - Study

Restudy the topics on the right. Remember to tick the boxes once completed, so you can keep track of your progress.

1.  The values and principles of the UK

  • The values and principles of the UK
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Taking the Life in the UK test

2.  What is the UK?

3.  A long and illustrious history

  • Early Britain
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Tudors and Stuarts
  • A global power
  • The 20th century
  • Britain since 1945

Week 8 - Practice

Once you have read and understood the content, navigate to the practice section and practice these topics again.

Week 9 - Study

Restudy the topics on the right. Remember to tick the boxes once completed, so you can keep track of your progress.

1.  A modern, thriving society

 
  • The UK today
  • Religion
  • Customs and traditions
  • Sport
  • Arts and culture
  • Leisure
  • Places of interest

2.  The UK government, the law and your role

  • The development of British democracy
  • The British constitution
  • The government
  • The UK and international institutions
  • Respecting the law
  • Fundamental principles
  • Your role in the community

Week 10 - Practice

Once you have read and understood the content, navigate to the practice section and practice these topics again.

Week 11 - Study

Analyse your performance in the practice section and focus on the topics you scored lowest.

1.  A read through of all study content

2.  Glossary

  • This glossary will help you to understand the meanings of key words

Week 12 - Mock Test

Keep taking mock tests and repeat until you consistently pass

 

Once you are confident you have enough knowledge and understanding of Life in the UK, you may wish to consider booking your test