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How the SAT became the standard college aptitude test?

How the SAT became the standard college aptitude test?

In 1926, the SAT made its debut among a few thousand college applicants as the ‘Scholastic Assessment Test’. Soon after in 1934, James Bryant Conant, then president of Harvard College, established a scholarship program for low-income students that required candidates to take the SAT in an effort to make the university more inclusive.

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Common SAT Math problems and how to solve them: Part (I)

Common SAT Math problems and how to solve them: Part (I)

Thinking of taking SATs but not sure what to expect in the SAT Math? Currently preparing for SAT Math and want to know which skills are a must to ace the test? Finished preparing for SATs and want to quickly glance through some common Math problems?

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Is there any benefit to starting early?

Is there any benefit to starting early?

It's a popular misconception that good grades and a strong SAT score are the only essential factors in your application. In fact, it's all too often that we see students with stellar scores who spent all their time in high school hitting the books, whilst neglecting the bevy of extracurricular activities available to them.

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The Oxbridge Interview

The Oxbridge Interview
What shape is the sky? Is ignorance really bliss? Can computers think? While you can definitely expect  to be asked interview questions with obvious links to your areas of interest, not all interview questions will be quite so straightforward. Going into your very own interview, be prepared to engage with anything that comes your way – no matter how seemingly random or arbitrary. Continue reading

What are UK Medical schools looking for?

What are UK Medical schools looking for?
It’s common to hear conversations surrounding the world’s most competitive schools, but less so about the world’s most competitive courses. Medicine is perhaps the most famous and notorious of these, as no matter where in the world you may choose to pursue this academic path, the standards are sky-high. Continue reading

Why the SAT still matters: an empirical breakdown

Why the SAT still matters: an empirical breakdown

Given the flurry of US universities that went “test optional” over the pandemic, students were left wondering whether they could truly evade taking the SAT – a long-standing pillar of the university admissions process. Pandemic restrictions added another layer of uncertainty to this question, as at the height of lockdowns and spatial constraints, administering the SAT became nearly impossible in certain countries.

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What is the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)?

What is the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)?
Behind every stellar UCAT score is a robust understanding of the exact question types you will encounter, backed also by a stringent preparation timeline leading up to your chosen test date. We recommend starting your preparation for the test early, taking into consideration your existing commitments and study load.  Continue reading

What are Super Curricular Activities?

What are Super Curricular Activities?
It takes more than stellar grades to get into a top university in the UK. Every year, tens of thousands of academically gifted students apply with straight As and high GPAs, yet every year many still end their admissions cycle with disappointing outcomes. Continue reading