Boarding school interviews are a necessary part of the admissions process to most top UK independent schools. Your immediate thought may be to prepare your child rigorously for the interview so he or she can answer every question perfectly; however, if you have ample time to prepare, you may wish to consider a slower and […]
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Common tests for UK boarding schools Most UK boarding schools will require some sort of entrance test. The most common one for UK students is the Common Entrance. However, lots of schools also have their own entrance tests, involving a range of verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning. In addition to this, some schools use the […]
Generally, UK universities do not require course-specific admissions tests as a requirement for getting into a course. This means that school qualifications such as A-Level and IB Diploma will be enough, along with a university application. However, Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge) are notable exceptions to this. What type of admissions tests does Oxbridge use? Oxford […]
Is a personal statement all I need for applying to a UK university? Other than your qualifications and exam results, most university courses in the UK only require a personal statement along with your application. Read here for more information on personal statements. Most courses at the majority of UK universities do not require […]
When deciding whether to take the SAT or ACT it is important to know how the exams differ. On the surface the SAT and ACT English sections may seem similar. Both exams have a reading section and an English grammar section (“Writing and Language” on the SAT). The former focuses on reading comprehension whereas the […]