Secondary School Admission Test

The SAT creates an opportunity for high school graduates to gain entry into the USA colleges and universities on a full or partial scholarship. We are of the utmost confidence that if others have been direct beneficiaries, you can too.

Difference between SAT and SSAT

  • SAT is for High school students looking to get into universities and colleges in the USA.
  • SSAT is taken by Junior High School level students seeking to gain admission into High schools in the USA.


SECTIONS OF THE SAT

    1. Paper base test
    2. The SAT is a paper-and-pencil base test.

    3. DURATION OF THE PAPER
    4. The total test time is 3 hours.

    5. MADE UP OF 4 SECTIONS.
      • Reading Section
      • Writing & Language Section.
      • Math Section
      • Essay Section (optional)

    6. OPTIONAL ESSAY SECTION
    7. This is the only optional section. The rest of the exams is compulsory.


    NOTE THIS:

    The SAT was changed in 2016. Students hoping to obtain advice from friends or family who took the test a few years ago should kindly note that the test may have changed since the took it. The new SAT places more emphasis on logic and reasoning skills. The reading and writing questions are now entirely passage-base, so students are able to show deeper analysis of the construction and themes in a passage and the maths section includes more practical, realistic scenarios and problem that require multiple steps.

    • Reading
    • 152 multiple- choice questions to answer after reading passages.

    • Writing
    • 44 multiple - choice question that test Grammar vocabulary in context, and editing skill.

    • Math
    • 58 multiple - choice questions (No calculator sections and calculator-allowed section)

    • Essay
    • 1 essay
      Task : Read a passage and explain how the author builds a persuasive argument.



Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS SAT? WHAT IS SAT?

The SAT is intended to forecast a student’s ability to perform in his or her first year in college. SAT is intended to pave way for high school graduate or graduands to gain entry into college. SAT is a precursor to gaining entry into most tertiary institutions/colleges/universities.It consists of two portions, one measuring students mathematical skills and the other their verbal skills.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING THE SAT? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING THE SAT?

The SAT opens doors to College and scholarships. It is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges and some Canadian and European universities as well.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR TAKING THE SAT? IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR TAKING THE SAT?

There is no age limit to taking the SAT.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I TAKE THE TEST? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I TAKE THE TEST?

Test results are released 2 weeks after taking the Test. Varcity will assign you a consultant to assist with school applications at a very affordable fee.

WHAT ARE THE VENUES FOR THE TESTS? WHAT ARE THE VENUES FOR THE TESTS?

In Ghana, Tests are taken in Accra and Kumasi

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEST? WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEST?

High School result and a valid ID (example Passport) are required to register and sit for the SAT.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT VARCITY? WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT VARCITY?

At Varcity Learning Centre, practice is the name of the game. We simulate the exam atmosphere and assist you practice your way to victory.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?

It depends on the ability of the student. However, a 3 month period can be enough to prepare one to ace the Test.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXAM? WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXAM?

It is composed of two parts: English and Maths, and an optional Essay section.
The English section (officially known as the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section) tests your reading and grammar skills. The Maths section tests your basic maths skills in topics like Algebra and Trigonometry.

WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE TEST ITSELF? WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE TEST ITSELF?

The SAT is a 3-hour paper taken in a day.

HOW IS THE SCORING DONE? HOW IS THE SCORING DONE?

The SAT score is based out of 1600 points - 800 points for the Math section and 800 points for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The optional essay will receive a separate score.

HOW MANY TIMES IN A YEAR IS THE EXAM HELD ? HOW MANY TIMES IN A YEAR IS THE EXAM HELD ?

It is held 4 times in a calendar year for students taking the Tests outside the United States.
It is held 6 times in the US.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I WRITE THE TEST ? HOW MANY TIMES CAN I WRITE THE TEST ?

You can write the Test as many times as you wish.

WHAT IS THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF MY SAT SCORE ? WHAT IS THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF MY SAT SCORE ?

Your SAT score is valid for 5 years. Within this timeframe, you can apply to an unlimited number of schools with your Test results.