Many of the UK’s leading schools (both independent and Grammar), require entrance examinations to secure a student’s place. Entrance examinations are most common for entry in the following academic stages including Secondary schools (11-16 year-olds), colleges (16-18 year-olds), and universities (18+).
Entrance examinations can come in many forms depending on the school and course the student is aiming to join, ordinarily, students are required to pass the exam, achieve a particular score or participants can be ranked with the top number of students admitted into the academic year.
To gain admission into Grammar Schools, such as King Edward School Bath, students will have to complete the following elements including verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, mathematics, and English.
Universities frequently utilised entrance exams to assist admission tutors to filter students for admission. Selected Universities require that potential students pass a further admission test, often testing the student’s knowledge of the subject area, general aptitude, and awareness tests. These are often followed by an interview, which can vary in format, assisting admission tutors to compare applicants and determine which offers to present to each student.
For example, some Cambridge courses require students to take pre-interview written assessments, which are taken at specific assessment centres which the university registers the students with, ahead of the assessment deadline.
Hong Kong residents can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa, allowing students to live, work and study in the UK. This allows students to study at school, college or university granted they meet all entry requirements. Utilising tuition increases the likelihood of successfully entering higher education institutions, and therefore a successful visa application.
For international students, they may be required to take further tests to prove they have sufficient English Language skills, through examinations such as IELTS. Crescent Tuition has specialist tutors available to assist in successfully preparing students, to enable them to gain the target band score desired.
Increasing demand for places at top educational institutions has resulted in increasing numbers of parents utilising tuition to help prepare for exams. Through Crescent Tuition’s tuition service, students are coached and guided through every stage of these exams in order for them to secure a place at their school or university of choice.
All tutors are fully aware of the content of relevant exams and will offer guidance on both exam content, and best exam practice. They have the experience to successfully offer advice on how to approach interview components of entrance exams as part of the admissions process.