If your child is sitting a scholarship or selective school exam in 2021 - be prepared for a much different exam. A harder exam.
Anecdotal inside information we received in 2020 regarding questions and results suggest that:
When I was provided with details of some of the questions that students encountered, I was pretty shocked.
Well… normally, you don’t see this level of analysis or “thinking” tested at school. In fact, for one of the questions, it reminded me of a past data analysis project at work!
The test has changed and it’s a big shake-up.
For the upcoming NSW selective test (where over 13,000 students sit) it will be the 1st major change in 30 years!
It makes sense though - with more competition than ever, the test has to be harder to help schools select students.
So, how can you make sure your child doesn’t enter the test room at a disadvantage when there’s a harder test?
Meet Exam Success’ Thinking Skills Course – a dedicated course designed to help your child deal with the demands of a harder test where thinking skills are crucial for selection.
The course will be partially available on 1 January 2021 and fully completed by 1 February 2021. The course will be developed by a team likely to involve a past Melbourne University scholarship recipient who has a philosophy specialisation (philosophy is all about thinking!), a former State Debating team member and a scientist.
Exam Success’ thinking skills course is a NEW course designed to help students succeed under the 2021+ demands of scholarship/selective school tests where critical and creative thinking are key selection areas.
It is a full length course that will cover:
Principles & 1st Principles Thinking
Weakest / Strongest Argument
Flaws in Arguments
Thinking About Data (General)
Thinking About Data in Tables (How to Analyse & Interpret)
Thinking About Data in Bar Charts (How to Analyse & Interpret)
Thinking About Data in Line Charts (How to Analyse & Interpret)
Thinking About Data in Pie Charts (How to Analyse & Interpret)
Thinking About Data in Combined Charts (How to Analyse & Interpret)
Revision & Final Exam