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Scholarship & Selective Test 8

For current year 7 - 8 students

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

Top Scope College’s Scholarship and Selective Test 8 (SST 8) class, offered to current year 7 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. 

While our SST 8 program prepares students for the SEAL program offered at year 7 in government schools, the SST 8 selective entrance preparation focuses on the 4 main selective schools in Victoria: Melbourne High School; Mac Robertson Girls’ High School; Nossal High School and Suzanne Cory High School. 

There are 3 primary examination structures used for scholarship and selective entrance examinations, including:

 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) and Persuasive writing (15 minutes)

                                      -- for Scholarship Test

-   Creative writing or Persuasive writing (30 minutes)

                                       -- for Selective School Entry Test 

 AAS - Academic Assessment Services 

-    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)

  

SST 8 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.

-    weeks and 3 weeks cycle:

-    Part 1: One week focus on practice exams & detailed explanation of test questions + The third week focuses on learning content from our worksheets and study plans.

                 Two Simulation Tests: Be ready for the Scholarship Tests.

-    Part 2: Two weeks focus on practice exams & detailed explanation of test questions + The third week focuses on learning content from our worksheets and study plans.

                 Four Simulation Tests: Be ready for the Selective High School Entry Test.

-    Classic reading and writing: - course scheduled outside of regular class timetable and aimed at providing additional writing assistance and practice.

-    Mathematics Revision: -course scheduled outside of regular class timetable and 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, concepts and content

-     Access adaptations of the world’s greatest literary works

-     Learn about cultural and historical contexts to develop a broader understanding of the world