Scholarship & Selective Test 6

For current year 5 students


Scholarship and selective examinations are rigorous entrance selection assessments of an individualscreative, logical, critical and abstract thinking abilities. These tests are designed to assess the potential developmental capacity of a students learning abilities, utilizing difficult problem-solving questions and sourcing content from the national curriculum years ahead of the studentsexpected level as the primary mode of examination.

Top Scope Colleges Scholarship and Selective Test 6 (SST 6) class, offered to current year 5 students, is a 12-month program that aims to equip students with the essential tools and knowledge to tackle the challenges presented in these exams.

There are 3 primary and 1 independent examination structures used for scholarship and selective entrance examinations in Victoria:

ACER

-    Test 1: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes)

-    Test 2: Humanities - Comprehension and Interpretation (multiple choice, 40 minutes)

-    Test 3: Mathematics (multiple choice, 40 minutes)

-    Test 4: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes) 

Edutest

-    Mathematics

-    Mathematics (30 minutes)

-    Numerical Reasoning (30 minutes)

-    English

-    Reading Comprehension (30 minutes)

-    Verbal Reasoning (30 minutes)

-    Writing

-    Creative writing (15 minutes)

-    Persuasive writing (15 minutes) 

 AAS

-    Test 1: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes)

-    Test 2: Humanities - Comprehension and Interpretation (multiple choice, 40 minutes)

-    Test 3: Mathematics (multiple choice, 40 minutes)

-    Test 4: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes) 

 

Scholarship and Selective Test 6 program focuses on teaching content assessed within the above structures, as well as other independent assessments formulated privately by the assessing schools through routine practice examinations and tests. Our program includes: 

-    Weekly writing tests, alternating between lengths of 15 minutes and 25 minutes

-    A 3 week cycle:

-    Two of which weeks are practice exams + detailed explanation of test questions

-    A third week being focused on learning content from our worksheets and study plans.

-    Classic reading and writing course outside of regular class timetables, aimed at providing additional writing assistance and practice.

-    Mathematics Revision Course outside of regular class timetables, aimed at providing additional assistance and revision for maths concepts. 


Our teaching goal for this program at its core centres around the development of our students’ critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Through our additional mathematics and writing courses, we ensure that our students’ conceptual understanding for the content is sound, while also improving students’ weaknesses. To do this, our course will encourage students to: 

-     Develop an understanding of the reading and writing process

-     Develop the use of questioning skills

-     Extend personal knowledge

-     Examine structure and organization of text/stimulus material

-     Develop expression, style and mechanics in reading and writing

-     Explore thought and content

-     Accessible adaptations of the world’s greatest literary works

-     Cultural and historical contexts for broader understanding of the world