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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., Canada, and some Thai Universities, 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 International House 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 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. We know the skills and language needed in order to get the score that you want. Intensive courses can increase your score in a shorter time.
  • Practice tests and revision. Knowing what to expect before you take the actual exam will raise your confidence and scores.
  • Part-time courses for those with a long-term goal of attending a prestigious American university in the future. If you still have a year or more before you will take the exam, we can create a long-term study plan to get you there.

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

SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test

SAT – More Information

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?

Depending on the score that you want to achieve, we recommend a minimum level of Upper Intermediate but ideally an advanced level of English if you want a high score.

What does the exam consist of?

SAT Test AreaTime Limit
Critical Reading70 minutes
Mathematics70 minutes
Writing60 minutes
Unscored Section25 minutes

 

How will it help me?

It is accepted for entry to US, Canadian, and Thai universities.

How can I prepare for this exam?

IH Bangkok offers intensive or part-time preparation courses for the SAT. Your course will consist of in class work, self study, and a customized course structure to focus on exactly what you need. We can also provide free practice tests throughout your course so that you know how well you would currently do.

GED – General Equivalency Diploma

GED – More Information

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. Recently, in May of 2017, Thailand has switched from the 2002 version of the GED to the 2014 version. The newer test is a lot more challenging as the previous test was seen as easy by most candidates. The 2014 version covers the 4 topics in more depth and makes a preparation class with a highly qualified tutor even more important.

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 145 in each of the GED subject areas in order to pass the GED test.

What level do I need to be?

Upper Intermediate/Advanced

What does the exam consist of?

GED Subject Area
Time Limit
Science90 minutes
Mathematics115 minutes
Social Studies70 minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts150 minutes
Total:~7.5 hours

 

How will it help me?

It is accepted for entry to US and Thai universities to demonstrate a high school level of education.

How can I prepare for this exam?

IH Bangkok offers intensive or part-time preparation courses for the GED. Similar to our SAT courses, your GED course will consist of in class work, self study, and a customized course structure to focus on exactly what you need to work on. We can also provide free practice tests throughout your course so that you know how well you would currently do.