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SAT in the UK
For many people in the UK, the prospect of studying abroad in the
US can be extremely exciting and can provide a lifetime of opportunities.
However, there are several steps that need to take place in order to
successfully study at a top US university. One of the main hurdles is the SAT.
Students should plan to take this exam at least twice to secure high enough marks to meet the benchmarks for
a particular university. To do this, it would be sensible to look for SAT
Tutoring in London.
Can I Sit the
SAT or ACT at Any Time?
Both exams have multiple international testing dates each year, so
there is flexibility as to when you can sit the exam. However, with entry dates,
moving abroad, and the fact that lots of preparation is needed, it is advised
that you sit the SAT or ACT in spring of your 12th year to make sure
you have an opportunity to re-sit as needed. This requires preparation at least
6 months in advance.
How is the
This is a common question, as many people are confused as to why there are two exams instead of one, especially considering both are of the same standard, and carry the same weight. The ACT is extremely similar to the SAT, but was introduced afterwards in 1959 to align with content in US high school classrooms. However, the tests have both changed since their inception, and have now become very similar. They have different sections that require unique skill sets, but each one will require the same amount of preparation.
I Still Don’t
Know Which One to Pick!
If you areunsure which
to pick, you should work with a tutor through diagnostic testing to determine
which one is right for you. At A-List, we offer free diagnostic testing in our
offices based in Kensington. Picking the right test for you can help you
prepare strategically and ensure there is time for other parts of the US
Students Perform Better in, the SAT or ACT?
Unfortunately, no test is considered harder or easier than the
other, and objectively speaking, they are equal, with students performing
equally well in both. It has been noted that the styles of the exams are what
separates them, which may be a factor in determining a student’s success in one
exam as compared to the other.
If you are unsure which test you would like to sit, we advise
meeting with one of the A-List US university advisors and scheduling a
diagnostic test. By speaking directly with a
US university specialist, you can make a thoughtful and informed
decision about which test is right for you.