SAT (US College Admissions)

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How can Ivy Education support students prepare for the SATs?

Ivy Education offers personalised, one-on-one tutoring to help students prepare for the SAT I and SAT II exams. Our experienced tutors provide a comprehensive programme that includes diagnostic assessments, targeted instruction, and regular practice tests to identify areas of strength and weakness and improve scores. The program is tailored to each student's individual needs, allowing them to focus on the areas they need the most help in. Tutors use a variety of materials and techniques to keep the sessions engaging and effective. Additionally, Ivy Education provides ongoing support and guidance to help students navigate the college admissions process, including advice on which schools to apply to and how to craft a strong application.

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Dr Caitlin

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"Caitlin has been guiding families on university applications since 2012. Caitlin is well placed to navigate clients through the elite US & UK education system due to her own experience at Harvard and King’s College London. She specialises in UCAS, SAT & UKCAT advice and preparation."

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We have many highly qualified and experienced consultants and tutors specialising in a range of subjects for the SAT I and SAT II exams.

What are the SAT tests for US College admissions?

The SAT I and SAT II are standardised tests used in the college admissions process in the United States.

The SAT I, also known as the SAT Reasoning Test, is an exam designed to measure a student's critical reading, math, and writing skills. It consists of four sections altogether: three multiple-choice sections in reading, writing, and maths (calculator and non-calculator), and an essay.

The SAT II, also known as the SAT Subject Test, is a set of exams that test a student's knowledge in specific subject areas, such as mathematics, history, or science. Students can choose which SAT II exams to take based on their strengths and interests. Some colleges require or recommend students to take certain SAT II exams as part of their application.

When should you take the SAT?

The SAT should be taken at some point in the penultimate year of high school (or Year 12 or Lower 6th or Grade 11). Ideally, a student should prepare for the exam over the summer before the penultimate year, and then takes the exam in October, November, December, and January with a final score locked in before end of year exams approach. Then, subsequent dates can be used to take subject tests and push a good score to a great one. Furthermore, come time to write the application in US universities, a student knows which schools are in range and can select early admissions and regular admissions targets.
Sometimes students continue to take the exams through the first half of the final year of school if the exam is proving challenging or a decision is made to switch the choice of exam.

SAT Exam Dates

The SAT have exam dates roughly once per month. The exams can be taken any number of times. Schools usually superscore, which means that they take the best individual section scores across all the dates that the exam was taken. Historically, schools looked for students who performed very well on their first or second try, but this has become less relevant with the new exam format.

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