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SAT and GED

American University Entrance Exams – SAT and GED

For students wishing to achieve entry into a university in either the U.S. or Canada, either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required as proof of the student having reached an acceptable standard in a range of subjects. These include English reading and writing, maths, science and social studies.

At IH Bangkok, we understand the importance of the SAT and GED qualifications and the challenges that they can present. After all, most of us have taken them, or equivalent exams, during our own school years.

IH Bangkok has a long history of helping students prepare for these tests and has an enviable success rate. We can offer you:

  • Intensive courses leading up to the exam.
  • Practice tests and revision.
  • Part-time courses for those with a long-term goal of attending a prestigious American university in the future.

IH Bangkok can offer these courses on an intensive or part-time basis, in small groups or as private lessons.

To find out how IH Bangkok can help you, contact us at info@ihbangkok.com and book your free assessment test.

SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test

What kind of exam is it?

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is taken by students graduating high school. SAT scores are intended to supplement secondary school grades and consist of three components: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The score range is from 600 – 2400.

What level do I need to be?

Advanced

What does the exam consist of?

SAT Test Area Time Limit
Critical Reading 70 minutes
Mathematics 70 minutes
Writing 60 minutes
Unscored Section 25 minutes

How will it help me?

It is accepted for entry to US universities.

How can I prepare for this exam?

IH Bangkok offers intensive or part-time preparation courses for the SAT and you can also use practice tests at our IH Bangkok centre.

GED – General Equivalency Diploma

What kind of exam is it?

The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test is a standardized test to measure the skills required of high school graduates in the United States and Canada. The American Council of Education administers the GED tests several times during the year. The same GED test is given in all states and is considered an equivalent to a high school diploma.

In order to pass the GED tests candidates generally need to answer 60 to 65 percent of the questions correctly. Candidates need a standard score of at least 410 in each of the GED subject areas in order to pass the GED test and an overall average score of 450 for the five tests.

What level do I need to be?

Upper Intermediate/Advanced

What does the exam consist of?

GED Test Area Number of Questions Time Limit
Science 50 80 minutes
Mathematics 50 90 minutes
Social Studies 50 70 minutes
Language Arts Writing, Part 1 50 75 minutes
Language Arts Writing, Part 2 1 essay 45 minutes
Language Arts Reading 45 65 minutes
Total: 7 hours

How will it help me?

It is accepted for entry to US universities.

How can I prepare for this exam?

Students can practice GED tests and attend GED preparation classes at our IH Bangkok centre.