Frequently asked questions

No specific prerequisites are imposed. Our UCAT course is designed to cater to students of various backgrounds. The UCAT is a reasoning test that assesses cognitive abilities and attributes rather than specific subject knowledge, therefore the focus will be on developing these skills and learning useful strategies.

Students’ results are based on their actual English language skills at the time of testing. While we cannot guarantee specific score improvements, our courses are designed to provide comprehensive preparation and enhance your child's skills for the AEAS exam. Students, parents and schools are advised to be cautious of third parties offering unauthorised AEAS test preparation courses in the country. Ascent Prep is the only course provider in Hong Kong.

The link to join the live online course will be sent to the registered email address with a reminder one day before the scheduled session. Please ensure that the email address provided during registration is accurate and regularly checked for updates.

All tutors who teach AEAS courses have received AEAS training and review, so all tutors are qualified to teach students.

Each course includes a comprehensive set of study materials, which may include lecture notes, practice questions, and additional resources. These materials are typically accessible even after the course concludes, allowing your child to revisit them and reinforce their understanding.

Yes, of course! Our live online courses are interactive, and we encourage active participation. Your child can ask questions during the session, and our experienced tutor will be there to provide clarification and support.

Every student can benefit from personalised attention to strengths or weaknesses, in order to excel beyond their limits. Our experienced tutors offer bespoke 1-to-1 lessons focusing on any area the student wishes to improve or pursue an interest in.

While we cannot guarantee specific score improvements, our courses are designed to provide comprehensive preparation and enhance your child's skills for the UCAT exam. Many students have seen significant improvements through diligent participation in our courses and dedicated self-study.

Yes, we often include diagnostic assessments at the beginning of the course to help identify your child's strengths and weaknesses. This allows them to focus their efforts on areas that may require more attention, maximising the effectiveness of their exam preparation.

While we cannot guarantee specific score improvements, our courses are designed to provide comprehensive preparation and enhance your child's skills for the LNAT exam, with lasting positive effects on their critical thinking abilities. Many students have seen significant improvements through diligent participation in our courses and dedicated self-study. We also offer mock sessions for students to build confidence.

No specific prerequisites are imposed, as our LNAT course is designed to cater to students of various backgrounds interested in pursuing a law degree. However, as a habit, students are encouraged to request further reading recommendations to develop their reasoning skills or delve further into topics discussed in class.

Students can retake the LNAT once in the current cycle. If they choose to retake the test, the highest score will be considered by most universities. However, it's essential to check individual university requirements, as some institutions may have specific policies regarding retakes.

We recommend that students register for the LNAT early to secure their preferred test dates, with due consideration given to university application deadlines. Typically, the test can be taken between September and January, although it's advisable to check individual university requirements and deadlines for Oxbridge and G5.

While some law programs require the LNAT, other universities have alternative admission criteria. Our course provides a solid foundation in legal reasoning and critical thinking, ensuring that students are well-prepared for both LNAT-required and non-LNAT-required institutions. In addition, the course prepares students for a smooth transition and success in their future study of law.

A strong LNAT score, especially one that is beyond the minimum requirements, can significantly enhance a student's application. Alongside a good score, demonstrating a genuine interest in law through relevant experience, extracurricular activities, and a well-crafted personal statement can positively impact university admission decisions.

There are no specific prerequisites. Our Knowledge Building courses are designed to cater to students of various backgrounds. The only prerequisite is a clear degree aim. The course is designed around topics that most commonly come up in the interviews, admissions tests and first year syllabus of the course.

We suggest a minimum of 10 hours to build a solid foundation in any area. However, we encourage students to consider ongoing lessons to deepen their subject knowledge, enhancing their performance in interviews and personal statements for admissions. Our experienced tutors can provide 1-to-1 sessions to address specific challenges, clarify doubts and tailor the preparation to your child's individual needs.
Moreover, for gifted students, personalised tutorials provide an invaluable opportunity to extend their knowledge beyond the curriculum for their age level, unlocking their full potential and setting them on track towards top-tier universities.

  • Assess: We start with a consultation where we'll speak with you and your child to learn about your goals, assess your child’s needs, and recommend a customised program to help.
  • Match: After getting to know your child during the consultation, we meticulously match a tutor according to details such as personality, interests, current curriculum and related experience.
  • Tutor: Personalised tutoring involves a custom program designed for each specific student.
  • Support: We’re with you every step of the way. We make sure to follow up on our services, keeping your family in the loop and checking in with regular session reports on how your child is doing.

Every student benefits from one-to-one attention and a curriculum tailor-made for their education level.

The official AEAS Test Preparation Course is designed to actively develop English language ability across the skills of reading, comprehension, vocabulary, writing and speaking. An important element of this course is to teach students the skills necessary to successfully prepare for any test or exam. It familiarises students with the structure of the AEAS tests, including practice tests, reviews and feedback in each of the five components of the English language test.

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以下是Oxbridge過往的面試問題,您知道答案嗎? “Why do many animals have stripes?” “Do bankers deserve the pay they receive?”“How important is social interaction in language acquisition?” “Is it ever morally right to kill someone?” 沒有額外的學術課堂加以鍛鍊,一般都很難回答牛劍的面試問題。 要獲得牛津、劍橋及其他英國G5大學的錄取,發展獨特的思維模式至關重要。如果沒有事先接觸這些充滿挑戰性的面試問題,您可能會感到困惑。在這種情況下,Knowledge Building便能派上用場,這種方法能夠加深和擴充與學科相關的知識,為有志之士提供競爭優勢。 Ascent Prep 的 Knowledge Building 三大優勢 1. 訓練學生牛津、劍橋的思維模式 牛劍的面試問題艱深,不會問學生已理解的知識,而是需要學生利用既有知識推敲答案。牛劍重視學生的思路軌跡和思考過程,而並非具體答案。Knowledge Building 所學就是超越中學程度的super-curricular,將會在牛津、劍橋,或是其他G5大學的面試中大派用場。 2. 協助學生選擇合適學科 大學開辦的學科如法律系、物理治療、醫科、工程學等等,大多數學生都未曾在中學階段時有所接觸,因此未必真的了解這些科目到底是學什麼、會否適合自己。 舉例,如果數學成績出眾,應該報讀牛劍的數學系還是物理系呢?Knowledge Building 可協助您深入了解各個學科的知識層面,助您精準確立大學選科目標。 3. 協助學生撰寫深入探討學術議題的Personal Statement 一般學生會在 Personal Statement 解釋為什麼喜歡所選的學科、有什麼過人之處等,但牛劍或其他G5大學不僅僅要求這些,而是期望學生能帶出與學科相關、強烈深入、並具個人見解的學術探討,需要閱讀學術書籍及資料搜集配合完成,而這些正正能從Knowledge Building中,掌握相關主題與學術概念。 Knowledge Building 如何提升面試質素? 以下挑選了兩條過往牛劍的面試問題,由Ascent Prep牛劍背景的導師示範建議答案,以供參考。 Question 1: Do bankers deserve the pay they receive? Suggested Answer Approach: A simple answer might be that since banks are generally private firms and workers are free to work where they wish, then the pay they receive is just the outcome of a competitive labour market. In this story, bankers earn a lot because they are very skilled and have rare talents. It is hard to see a reason for government intervention in this case – though on equity grounds one may want to have a progressive income tax system that redistributes some of this income. Note: A good candidate would wonder why it is that seemingly equivalently talented people can get paid so much more in banking than in other occupations. Do we really […]
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