The SAT is an entrance exam used by colleges and universities in the United States to make admissions decisions. This is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. Schools also consider your high school GPA (and grades), academic transcript, letters of recommendation, interviews and personal essays. The weight placed on SAT scores varies from school to school.
Is it right for me?
Any student interested in attending university in the US should consider taking the SAT. We provide tests before and after the course. These practice test would allow students to understand where they rank among students worldwide, which universities they should consider researching, and what steps they need to take to earn the score they need to attend their ideal school. School grades, extracurricular activities, and personal essays are just some of the additional factors that admissions officers weigh, along with SAT scores, to determine administration into colleges and universities.
What does it test?
The SAT is split into three sections and tests students’ skills in Reading, Writing, and Maths. These test are timed and requires critical thinking. This causes some students who are accustomed to earning top grades in school, to be surprised to see that their SAT scores lag behind because of the change in critic. Such students often benefit from test preparation techniques and a thorough understanding of the format and nature of the test.
How is it tested?
The SAT is tested 6 times a year internationally. From start to finish, the test takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. Each of the three sections, Reading, Writing and Maths, is all scored from 200-800 points each making a maximum score of 2400.
|Section||Time allowed||Component score range|
|Critical Reading||70 minutes||200-800|
|Writing (including an Essay section)||60 minutes||200-800|
To get more information on test dates & locations please visit the Hong Kong Examinations & Assessment Authority.