Please visit the ACT Self-study guide page for our electronic resources. IDK Tuition will only be providing resources/ live sessions for the ACT exam in Autumn 2015. SAT provisions will not be made until Spring 2016. The course is only suitable for students with a GCSE maths score of C and above.
It is strongly advised students attempt to prepare themselves for the exam as a first port of call
- Purchase the Official Real ACT Prep Guide. This is a comprehensive resource produced by the ACT exam board itself. The book contains 5 practice tests.
- Complete and grade at least one practice test. This will familiarise students with the format of the exam and allows students to identify their own problem areas.
- Decide whether external help is required and in which areas.
About the exam
The ACT exam is not like standard UK academic exams (GCSE's/A-levels) in which extensive subject-specific knowledge is required.
- The top students at GCSE should be able to self-teach these exams with very little outside help.
- Exam technique is more important than subject knowledge hence preparation for the ACT should only take a couple of months maximum.
The exam is split into four compulsory components- maths, english, reading and science.
- The english, reading and science sections rely on a students reading ability, deduction skills and exam technique- only minimal subject specific knowledge is required for science.
- The maths section requires the most subject knowledge. Students taught to an A* GCSE level will have covered 95% of the content required for the exam.
- There is an optional writing section that is required by some U.S universities. Please enquire directly with your chosen university if you're unsure whether the writing section is required.