ENTRANCE TEST PREPARATION

Entrance tests are as important as interviews and personal statements. They play a crucial role in university admissions. Without meeting the minimum score, applicants will not be considered for further selection rounds. It is a challenge to prepare for specialised tests considering each applicant’s own academic workload at school. Test preparation is instrumental in shortening the Student’s learning curve. QC and mentors provide insider insights, key guidance, content and pedagogy, which are instrumental in order to shorten the learning curve and maximise study efficiency and performance.

ENTRANCE TEST PREPARATION

Entrance tests are as important as interviews and personal statements. They play a crucial role in university admissions. Without meeting the minimum score, applicants will not be considered for further selection rounds. It is a challenge to prepare for specialised tests considering each applicant’s own academic workload at school. Test preparation is instrumental in shortening the Student’s learning curve. QC and mentors provide insider insights, key guidance, content and pedagogy, which are instrumental in order to shorten the learning curve and maximise study efficiency and performance.

Admissions Roadmap

MENTORING OBJECTIVES

COURSE DETAILS

The Entrance Test package consist of at least 12 sessions with the following 3 task objectives:

Task 1: Analysis of Past Exam Questions

Question exposure is key to effective learning. Unlike typical classes that begin with textbook content, QC commences with exam question analysis to address learning priorities, deconstruct key question types, and introduce new content. Topic overviews, exam question exposure and trend analyses help to shorten the learning curve for the Student.

Task 2: Review Academic Content

QC’s highly rated curriculum materials are intelligently designed to effectively condense textbook content. Students will learn key academic content for the entrance tests effectively through hands-on problem solving. Our insider knowledge ensures a highly advanced curriculum with optimal question exposure to shorten the learning curve and hands on learning for comprehensive coverage.

Task 3: Timed Practices & Review

QC and mentors will simulate exam conditions to develop exam skills, problem solving, and time management abilities. Practice makes perfect. Timed trials and topical drills for targeted revision of weaker topics and advanced application skills are key. We also emphasise post practice reviews to answer all questions. Solving key exam questions under stress enhances problem solving skills and conceptual understanding for productive learning.

TYPES OF TEST

Course Specific Tests

Some schools conduct further assessments to gauge each candidate’s aptitude. For instance, UK law schools require the LNAT, and UK medical schools require the UCAT. Some of these tests can be exceedingly tough (Olympiad level) and require applicants to work out answers from first principles. Mentors will review all components of the tests, including academic content and critical thinking framework.

Country Specific Tests

The USA Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the Australian International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) are examples of country-specific tests. For instance, some top universities require a score of >1500 for the SAT. Mentors will review all components like reading, writing, and mathematics to provide comprehensive coverage for the exams.

TYPES OF TEST

Course Specific Tests

Some schools conduct further assessments to gauge each candidate’s aptitude. For instance, UK law schools require the LNAT, and UK medical schools require the UCAT. Some of these tests can be exceedingly tough (Olympiad level) and require applicants to work out answers from first principles. Mentors will review all components of the tests, including academic content and critical thinking framework.

Country Specific Tests

The USA Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the Australian International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) are examples of country-specific tests. For instance, some top universities require a score of >1500 for the SAT. Mentors will review all components like reading, writing, and mathematics to provide comprehensive coverage for the exams.

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MEDIA FEATURES

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SUCCESS STORIES

3

W LEOW

School: Raffles Junior College

The interview sessions were more useful as the interviewers I worked with were alumni of the specific degree themselves. Therefore, they staged very realistic interviews, similar to the actual one in terms of reading material, questions asked, and general flow. I also learned to manage my body language and organise my answers better.

Clay USA

N MARTIN

School: GEMS Dubai

I thought the interview was very useful since I got to practice and also because the interview structure is very different from the typical one, so it was good to learn how to approach them. Also would have been a bit helpful if we had sessions with Bianca first since she covered the basics before going down to the centre to have the proper interview.

D Sitoh

D SITOH

School: Raffles Junior College

The interviewer preparation helped me most importantly in two ways. First, I practiced being able to answer more well thought out and organized response immediately. Without the practice it would’ve have been extremely daunting to just suddenly be asked a challenging question and be expected to answer it in a short-time frame and also the ability to come up with a coherent response in a short amount of time was absolutely critical.

MEDIA FEATURES

Quintessential was proudly featured in various national media like The Straits Times, Channel 5, SPH Radio, Kiss92FM, and more.

SUCCESS STORIES

3

W LEOW

School: Raffles Junior College

The interview sessions were more useful as the interviewers I worked with were alumni of the specific degree themselves. Therefore, they staged very realistic interviews, similar to the actual one in terms of reading material, questions asked, and general flow. I also learned to manage my body language and organise my answers better.

Clay USA

N MARTIN

School: GEMS Dubai

I thought the interview was very useful since I got to practice and also because the interview structure is very different from the typical one, so it was good to learn how to approach them. Also would have been a bit helpful if we had sessions with Bianca first since she covered the basics before going down to the centre to have the proper interview.

D Sitoh

D SITOH

School: Raffles Junior College

The interviewer preparation helped me most importantly in two ways. First, I practiced being able to answer more well thought out and organized response immediately. Without the practice it would’ve have been extremely daunting to just suddenly be asked a challenging question and be expected to answer it in a short-time frame and also the ability to come up with a coherent response in a short amount of time was absolutely critical.

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Outstanding QC Students

More likely to gain admission to an Ivy League university

More likely to gain admission to Oxford or Cambridge

More likely to gain admission to 

Duke, UChicago and Northwestern

More likely to gain admission to the UK’s top Russell Group universities including King’s College London, UCL and Imperial College London

More likely to gain admission to 

Stanford and MIT