Selective School Entry

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:


For entry to schools at year 7:


Albert Park College




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 5 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
15-
Written Expression
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Verbal Reasoning
3050
Comprehension
3060
Mathematics

Selection for Albert Park College

Determined by test performance, interview and reports.
Balwyn High School




Exam Components

There are 4 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
25 / -
Written Expression
40 / -
Quantitative Reasoning
40 / -
Verbal Reasoning
35 / -
Abstract Reasoning

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 4 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
25-
Written Expression
40-
Quantitative Reasoning
40-
Verbal Reasoning
35-
Abstract Reasoning

Selection for Balwyn High School

Determined by test performance and interview.
Box Hill High School




Exam Components

There are 4 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
25 / -
Written Expression
40 / -
Quantitative Reasoning
40 / -
Verbal Reasoning
35 / -
Abstract Reasoning

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 4 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
25-
Written Expression
40-
Quantitative Reasoning
40-
Verbal Reasoning
35-
Abstract Reasoning

Selection for Box Hill High School

Determined by performance in the selection test. Test format may be subject to change.
John Monash Science School




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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

Year 10 entry

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.

Year 11 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 4 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Mathematics
3030
Science Reasoning
30-40-
Science Writing

Selection for John Monash Science School

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

Mac.Robertson Girls' High




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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

Year 9 entry

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.

Year 10 entry

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.

Exam Components

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

Selection for Mac.Robertson Girls' High

Determined by examination performance, with some places determined by equity and the principal's discretion, for which additional information is required and may include an interview.
McKinnon Secondary College




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 5 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
15-
Written Expression
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Verbal Reasoning
3050
Comprehension
3060
Mathematics

Selection for McKinnon Secondary College

Year 7 Enhanced Learning program is determined by selection test performance. Test format may be subject to change.
Melbourne High School




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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

Year 9 entry

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.

Year 10 entry

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.

Exam Components

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

Selection for Melbourne High School

Determined by examination performance, with some places determined by equity and the principal's discretion, for which additional information is required and may include an interview.
Nossal High School




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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

Year 9 entry

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.

Year 10 entry

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.

Exam Components

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

Selection for Nossal High School

Determined by examination performance, with some places determined by equity and the principal's discretion, for which additional information is required and may include an interview.
Suzanne Cory High




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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

Year 9 entry

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.

Year 10 entry

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.

Exam Components

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

Selection for Suzanne Cory High

Determined by examination performance, with some places determined by equity and the principal's discretion, for which additional information is required and may include an interview.
University High




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 5 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
15-
Written Expression
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Verbal Reasoning
3050
Comprehension
3060
Mathematics

Selection for University High

Deteremined by the selection tests and interview.
Werribee Secondary College




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 5 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
15-
Written Expression
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Verbal Reasoning
3050
Comprehension
3060
Mathematics

Selection for Werribee Secondary College

Determined by the selection tests.
Williamstown High School




Exam Components

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

Course Structure

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.

Year 7 entry

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.

Exam Components

There are 5 components to the exam which include:
Minutes / Questions
15-
Written Expression
3050
Numerical Reasoning
3060
Verbal Reasoning
3050
Comprehension
3060
Mathematics

Selection for Williamstown High School

Determined by the selection tests and interview.