Selective School Entry

Preparation for selective school entry to government schools is available from year 5 to 10 and is specific for each school, such as Melbourne, MacRob, Suzanne Cory and Nossal Highs, John Monash Science School and SEAL and ALP schools or similar tests.

Our main aim is to **make a difference** to student abilities and examination performance, which is why we work with individual students and no more than 6 students per teacher. We determine a student’s current abilities and customise the teaching, ensuring that we cover everything required for the specific exam, targeting areas that will assist each student.

**Course Components**

Subjects studied can include reading comprehension, mathematics & problem solving, writing, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, humanities and science for year 8, 9 and 10.

**Course Structure**

The course is taught in modular format which consists of 8 weekly one and a half hour sessions working through content that builds skills, provides familiarity and improves exam strategy. Students have access to the online learning site which provides for greater familiarity and challenge. Students may accelerate the module by attending for 3 hours over 4 weeks. At the end of the first module the student completes a practice exam. Using all of the information from the module combined with the practice exam realistic advice is provided regarding progress and the benefits of a second module.

**When to prepare?**

For entry to schools at year 9 or later:

- Preparation for Melbourne High, MacRobertson Girls'High, Suzanne Cory High and Nossal High can begin from year 7 or 8, for entry into year 9 and year 8 or 9 for entry into year 10.
- Preparation for John Monash can begin from year 8 or 9, for entry to year 10.
- Preparation for Elizabeth Blackburn can begin from year 10, for entry to year 11.

For entry to schools at year 7:

- Preparation for SEAL (ALP) and other similar programs, to schools such as University, Balwyn and Box Hill Highs, McKinnon, Werribee and Albert Park Secondary Colleges can begin from year 5 or 6, for entry into year 7.

Victoria

New South Wales

Preparation for selective school entry to government schools is available from year 5 to 10 and is specific for each school, such as Melbourne, MacRob, Suzanne Cory and Nossal Highs, John Monash Science School and SEAL and ALP schools or similar tests.

Our main aim is to **make a difference** to student abilities and examination performance, which is why we work with individual students and no more than 6 students per teacher. We determine a student’s current abilities and customise the teaching, ensuring that we cover everything required for the specific exam, targeting areas that will assist each student.

**Course Components**

Subjects studied can include reading comprehension, mathematics & problem solving, writing, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, humanities and science for year 8, 9 and 10.

**Course Structure**

The course is taught in modular format which consists of 8 weekly one and a half hour sessions working through content that builds skills, provides familiarity and improves exam strategy. Students have access to the online learning site which provides for greater familiarity and challenge. Students may accelerate the module by attending for 3 hours over 4 weeks. At the end of the first module the student completes a practice exam. Using all of the information from the module combined with the practice exam realistic advice is provided regarding progress and the benefits of a second module.

**When to prepare?**

For entry to schools at year 9 or later:

- Preparation for Melbourne High, MacRobertson Girls'High, Suzanne Cory High and Nossal High can begin from year 7 or 8, for entry into year 9 and year 8 or 9 for entry into year 10.
- Preparation for John Monash can begin from year 8 or 9, for entry to year 10.
- Preparation for Elizabeth Blackburn can begin from year 10, for entry to year 11.

For entry to schools at year 7:

- Preparation for SEAL (ALP) and other similar programs, to schools such as University, Balwyn and Box Hill Highs, McKinnon, Werribee and Albert Park Secondary Colleges can begin from year 5 or 6, for entry into year 7.

Albert Park College

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15 / -

Written Expression

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all possible areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 5 and term 1 and 2 of year 6, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is currently May of year 6 for entry to year 7.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15-

Written Expression

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Balwyn High School

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

25 / -

Written Expression

40 / -

Quantitative Reasoning

40 / -

Verbal Reasoning

35 / -

Abstract Reasoning

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all possible areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 5 and term 1 and 2 of year 6, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is currently September of year 6 for entry to year 7.

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

25-

Written Expression

40-

Quantitative Reasoning

40-

Verbal Reasoning

35-

Abstract Reasoning

Box Hill High School

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

25 / -

Written Expression

40 / -

Quantitative Reasoning

40 / -

Verbal Reasoning

35 / -

Abstract Reasoning

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all possible areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 5 and term 1 and 2 of year 6, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is currently September of year 6 for entry to year 7.

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

25-

Written Expression

40-

Quantitative Reasoning

40-

Verbal Reasoning

35-

Abstract Reasoning

John Monash Science School

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Mathematics

30 / 30

Science Reasoning

30-40 / -

Science Writing

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 8 and term 1 and 2 of year 9, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 9 and term 1 and 2 of year 10, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

There are 4 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Mathematics

3030

Science Reasoning

30-40-

Science Writing

Determined by examination performance and group activities including interview. Test format may be subject to change.

Mac.Robertson Girls' High

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30 / -

Creative or Persuasive Essay

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 7 and term 1 and 2 of year 8, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 8 and term 1 and 2 of year 9, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30-

Creative or Persuasive Essay

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

McKinnon Secondary College

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15 / -

Written Expression

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 5 and term 1 and 2 of year 6, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is currently September of year 6 for entry to year 7.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15-

Written Expression

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Melbourne High School

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30 / -

Creative or Persuasive Essay

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Our program is taught in modular format with flexible attendance options. Students cover all areas of the exam and are taught one to one.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 7 and term 1 and 2 of year 8, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 8 and term 1 and 2 of year 9, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30-

Creative or Persuasive Essay

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Nossal High School

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30 / -

Creative or Persuasive Essay

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 7 and term 1 and 2 of year 8, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is also usually in June.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30-

Creative or Persuasive Essay

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Suzanne Cory High

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30 / -

Creative or Persuasive Essay

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

30-

Creative or Persuasive Essay

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

University High

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15 / -

Written Expression

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15-

Written Expression

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Werribee Secondary College

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15 / -

Written Expression

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

Entry points to our programs include term 3 and 4 of year 5 and term 1 and 2 of year 6, though students can begin at any time. Examination date is currently May of year 6 for entry to year 7.

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15-

Written Expression

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

Williamstown High School

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15 / -

Written Expression

30 / 50

Numerical Reasoning

30 / 60

Verbal Reasoning

30 / 50

Comprehension

30 / 60

Mathematics

There are 5 components to the exam which include:

Minutes / Questions

15-

Written Expression

3050

Numerical Reasoning

3060

Verbal Reasoning

3050

Comprehension

3060

Mathematics

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