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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US Schools Admissions

Ampla's US Boarding School Admissions Services range from consultation, school selection, applications essays guidance to SSAT/ ISEE preparation, interview coaching and extra support.

Consulting Services

Admissions Success

Our consultants have helped students gain admission to Andover, Exeter, Choate, Deerfield, Loomis Chaffee, Dana Hall, Stevenson and more.

US Boarding School Applications

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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