UK Common Entrance Exams – Format
- For entry into Year 7-10, all schools test both English and Maths. Some also test verbal and non-verbal reasoning, sciences, humanities, modern languages and Latin.
- For entry into Year 12 (Sixth Form), all schools test English and some/all of the chosen A-Level or IB subjects. These tests more closely resemble A-Level and IB style questions and require a higher level of subject knowledge, reading comprehension and writing ability.
- Common standardised entrance exams for UK boarding school admissions include:
Ampla’s UK Common Entrance Exam – Preparation Courses
Following our initial assessment, students will receive a customised plan based on the following curriculum which is designed to imitate UK school assessments.
- Review and teach each topic covered in the subjects tested by the applied schools
- Cover test-taking strategies including time management, making informed guesses and how to handle stress
- Familiarise students with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practising past papers
- Revise and improve English vocabulary and grammar skills
- Practice planning and writing a range of different essay styles and topics
- Reading Comprehension: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and literary devices
- Writing: creative, descriptive, persuasive, various techniques and styles
- Key concepts and formulae
- Familiarity with different types of questions
- Identify and practice techniques to use
- Improve vocabulary skills
- Shape analogies, classes, horizontal codes
- Abstract and inductive reasoning
- Spatial ability
We offer a diverse range of subjects including:
- Economics/ Business Studies
- Modern Languages:
Mock interviews taught by experienced boarding school-educated consultants
Equip students with the skill sets that are crucial to the success of both individual and group interviews
Content: common questions and improvised responses
Delivery: eye contact, body language, speech
- Provide comprehensive feedback detailing a list of actions
- It may help to keep up with current affairs as news articles sometimes appear in exams. You can practice by writing a summary of news articles.
- Essay planning and structuring: submit your essay plan along with your essay wherever possible. If you run out of time and do not finish writing, you may still get marks from your essay plan.
Ampla’s UK Common Entrance Exam Course Highlights
Following our initial diagnostic test, students will receive a personalised study plan:
- 24/7 on-demand tutoring with our experienced UK boarding school specialists (online/ face-to-face lessons available)
- Full-length and single-section practice tests for assignment complemented by weekly timed quizzes and progress reports
A week-by-week study plan specifically designed for you.
Review each topic with a focus on weaker areas, with condensed notes and study materials provided.
Cover test-taking strategies including time management, making informed guesses and how to handle stress.
Familiarise with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practice papers.
Contact us now to schedule a mock test and arrange a complimentary meeting with our dedicated
UK boarding school specialists.