Our Courses

Historically, students have been able to prepare for exams by studying a combination of an extensive syllabus for each subject augmented by past papers, thereby alleviating concerns about unexpected content.   However, this cushion of security cannot be applied to these tests and the prospect of unknown territory can be a little daunting.   It is in this area that a preparation course can make a difference by promoting understanding and instilling confidence through experienced teaching and uniquely formulated materials that reflect the approaching test.

The principal objective of our courses is to help students gain a greater appreciation of what the respective tests are looking for, primarily through experiencing the type of questions they will face.  Simulated materials form the basis upon which the teaching is structured.  Our courses aim to de-mystify approaches to the tests and familiarise students with the skills needed to succeed.

It is possible to ascertain the areas that are being tested and the following are some examples:
  • Vocabulary
  • Semantic Reasoning
  • Capacity to summarise and paraphrase
  • Audiovisual intelligence
  • Cognitive understanding of symbols, pictures and numbers as data for argument
  • Grammar and grasp of language
  • Understanding of convergence and divergence of some language

It is also possible to understand the ways in which one is tested, for example:
  • Using ‘stem and verifier’ questions that ask for a true or false decision
  • ‘Interference techniques’ in which different sorts of reasoning are placed between the data and the answer
  • ‘Best fit’ answers, in which the candidate must make a judgement that illustrates their grasp of objective criteria
  • Answers that depend on the rules of language
  • ‘Null verifiers’ – answers that look for what is not true
  • Vocabulary-based answers

The fundamental aims and objectives are to:
  • Enhance intellectual agility by showing how to deepen ability in reasoning, critical thinking and written communication skills.
  • Provide guidelines and a framework for the approaches to multiple-choice questions, encompassing content of a varied nature.
  • Provide a structured learning environment focusing on each individual test
  • Provide unique simulated materials with full answers and explanations
  • Nurture, enhance and promote confidence
  • Encapsulate the key elements that define the path to success