Meredith starts Step 1. Early Years Guidance in Year 2, age 14 till Year 3, age 15. She covers the various possible Academic Tracks with our mentors and gain exposure to various career paths and what her possible key interests could be.
Meredith then starts Step 2. Admissions Mentoring in Year 5, age 17 till the middle of Year 6 (1.5 years). During this period, our mentors will have monthly check-ins and lessons with unlimited Whatsapp and email correspondence with the student on a 1 to 1 basis.
The primary objectives of Step 2 are to do candidate profiling, explore strengths, weaknesses, inclinations so as to decide the best course of choice. We will advise academic and non-academic activities. This includes a non-exhaustive list such as internships, volunteering work, research, competitions, leadership activities.
In the midst of Year 6, age 18, 6 months before preparing for final exams, Meredith will start Step 3. Admissions Essays Mentoring and Step 4. Entrance Tests Preparation concurrently for 6months.
The primary objectives of Step 3 are to brainstorm and edit multiple revisions of her personal statement so as to achieve an outstanding standard of essay ready for submission by mid-Oct (if Oxbridge) or early March (local Medicine) after her final exams.
Step 4 would be the preparation of specialised tests such as BMAT in early November and UCAT after her final exams. These are additional preparations beyond the IB exams.
After the submission of university applications, Meredith will continue with Step 5. Academic Interview Mentoring in mid-November onwards. Preparation has to be done before the release of interview shortlist results as the interview dates are usually within 2 weeks of release. The recommended preparation time is 2 months at least.