US Schools Admissions Tests

Format

  • Most boarding schools require applicants to take one of the two standardized admissions test: the SSAT or the ISEE
  • Solid scores on the standardized test will confirm the student’s ability to do well academically at the school.
  • Each school has its own admission standards

Ampla’s Preparation Courses

Following our initial assessment, students will receive a customized plan based on the following curriculum which is designed to imitate UK school assessments.

Course Highlights:

  • 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 
  • Familiarize students with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practicing 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: learn to efficiently extract information and grasp the main idea of passages about history, literature and sciences
  • Writing: practice planning and writing a range of essay topics using various techniques and styles

Maths

  • Key concepts and formulae
  • Terminology 
  • Familiarity with different types of questions
  • Strengthen ability to answer complicated questions tactically

Verbal

  • Identify and practice techniques to use
  • Improve vocabulary skills
  • Enhance knowledge about word roots (e.g. suffixes and prefixes) in order to figure out relationships between different words (e.g. synonyms and analogies)

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:

  • 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
  • Improve vocabulary skills

Ampla’s Course Highlights

Following our initial diagnostic test, students will receive a personalized study plan:

  • 24/7 on-demand tutoring with our experienced US 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

Strategic Plan

A week-by-week study plan specifically designed for you.

Targeted Approach

Review each topic with a focus on weaker areas, with condensed notes and study materials provided.

Practical Skills

Cover test-taking strategies including time management, making informed guesses and how to handle stress.

Exam Drill

Familiarize with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practice papers.

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Complimentary Consultation

Contact us now to schedule a mock test and arrange a complimentary meeting with our dedicated US boarding school specialists.

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