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Finishing Year 11? The Perfect Time to Think About the SAT!

The summer before Year 12 is the ideal time to turn your focus to the SAT.

It's time to focus on the SAT!

GCSEs are all but over and a long summer lays ahead before starting A-Levels or IB. If your heart is set on a US university, this summer is the perfect time to start prepping for the SAT.

There is a lot of work ahead of you when you take on the challenge of applying to the US, not to mention the workload from school in those final two years. This is why this quieter period between years 11 and 12 is the ideal time to study for the SAT.

The SAT is a vital component of your application. It’s used to measure your developed verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities and the results provide an indication of your readiness for university.

Although some universities have continued to stay test-optional for 2021, as an international student the SAT gives the admissions officers a universally understood indication of your academic level and is another data point to assess you on.


Crimson's diagnostic test

We have created our own diagnostic test that analyses your performance on the different skills assessed in the SAT.

The tool is a shorter version of the SAT, highlighting the exact areas of strength and weakness and specifically which topics you struggle with.

This allows you to understand the specific question types to revise, allowing for a more efficient study method.


Why work with Crimson?

Crimson is a university admissions support network that offers chargeable programmes of university admissions support. We believe that students require assistance from not just one but several people in order to achieve their maximal potential. This is why each programme is delivered by a carefully-selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process - from university selection to essay writing and SAT preparation. 

You can kickstart the conversation with us in a complimentary online consultation. In your consultation, you will meet a London-based Academic Advisor who will review your academic and extracurricular profile, provide tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways and outline what you need to do to achieve your goals.

We enjoy excellent relationships with many of the UK’s leading schools, including Dulwich College, Eton College, Harrow School and Haileybury and support them in providing the highest quality advice on university admissions to students. 

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