Top ACT courses in HK

The ACT® is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States administered by ACT®, Inc. Like the SAT®, ACT® scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US The ACT consists of four tests: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. There is an optional writing section to the ACT as well. Subject test scores range from 1 to 36..

TEST SECTION SCORE RANGE COMPOSITE SCORE
English 1 to 36 The composite score is the average of all four tests.
Mathematics 1 to 36 The composite score is the average of all four tests.
Reading 1 to 36 The composite score is the average of all four tests.
Science 1 to 36 The composite score is the average of all four tests.

Two additional scores are granted if students choose to take the ACT® Plus Writing (please visit www.actstudent.org for more information).

The SAT® is generally considered to be more difficult in content and language, but the ACT® has stricter time constraints. With less emphasis and weighting on English reading and writing, the ACT® is often considered more suited to local students.


What ACT course we offer:

  • English

    Lessons will focus on all of the language skills required. The English section comprises usage/mechanics, and rhetorical skills: style, strategy, transitions, and organization. The Reading section consists of questions about prose passages in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The optional Writing test is a response to a given prompt about a social issue applicable to high school students. Although the writing section is optional, some schools do require an essay score and will factor it into the admissions decision.

  • Mathematics 

    This camp is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to tackle the Mathematics component of the ACT. With paper drilling and exam practice as the core focus, this camp enables students to apply learned knowledge and skills to achieve maximum results in their exams. At the end of the camp, students will have acquired important terminology and exam techniques.

Private Lessons and Camps are also available. Please call 2577 7844 (Main campus) / 2718 3000 (Kowloon campus) or submit an online enquiry form for more details.


FAQ

Are ACT results recognized by US universities?

All four-year universities in the United States (with a few rare exceptions) recognize ACT results with equal weight as SAT results. However, it is important to check the details of each university's admissions requirements.

Which test should my child take, the SAT or the ACT?

This depends on the particular strengths and weaknesses of the student. The current SAT places more emphasis on verbal reasoning and typically uses tricky language in its questions, but its Mathematics section is easier than the ACT's. ACT questions tend to be much more straightforward than the SAT's, but the ACT has an additional Science section which the SAT does not have. International school students seem to be more suited towards the SAT, while local school students may feel more suited to the ACT.

How many lessons does my child need to prepare for the test?

This is entirely dependent on the results of the diagnostic test and the timing of the exam date. Usually, it is recommended that students join a general course and attend on a regular basis. These courses typically run from September to June of the next year. This consistent enrollment in a course can build a strong foundation at an effective pace. If the test date is imminent, intensive drilling courses are ideal to quickly prepare students in content knowledge and time management for the exams.