UK Schools Admissions Tests

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 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

English

  • Reading Comprehension: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and literary devices
  • Writing: creative, descriptive, persuasive, various techniques and styles

Maths

  • Key concepts and formulae
  • Terminology 
  • Familiarity with different types of questions

Verbal Reasoning

  • Identify and practice techniques to use
  • Improve vocabulary skills

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Shape analogies, classes, horizontal codes
  • Abstract and inductive reasoning
  • Spatial ability

Other Subjects

We offer a diverse range of subjects including:

  • Sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Economics/ Business Studies
  •  Humanities
    • History
    • Geography
    • Politics
  • Latin
  • Modern Languages:
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish

Interview

  • 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 

 

Notes:

  • 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 planImprove vocabulary skills
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