Knox Grammar School scholarship Test Preparation (scholarship exams)

Knox Grammar School’s scholarship test is hard. If your child has an upcoming scholarship test at Knox Grammar School Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076, http://www.knox.nsw.edu.au or plan to sit one in the near future, it’s important that you prepare now with practice test questions and papers so that your child is prepared and confident to do their best.

The last thing you want is for your child to panic on the day when they face questions that they’ve never seen before.

The scholarship test itself is written by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) as part of their scholarship exams.

Because of the huge financial incentives involved (usually in the 1,000s of dollars saved) and the number of test questions (students usually need to answer every questions in 60 seconds or less) - it is a seriously competitive test that makes children anxious and parents worried.

So when should you start test preparation?

It depends on your child’s current level. We have prepared students from 1 to 12+ months before the exam.

It is not uncommon for many students to prepare more than 12 months ahead of the exam. It is a test after all and one that is high stakes.

The scholarship exam is the hardest hurdle to pass and preparing will mean that your child will be less stressed on the day from seeing a whole bunch of questions they’ve never seen before.

So what should your child be studying to prepare for the test and what is the test format?

The test varies and some schools set their own test. The information below about test preparation is provided for general information at the Year 7 entry level and your test may differ. It’s important to confirm that actual components of the test with your school.

But as a guide, in general, scholarship tests by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) for Year 7 entry are in the following format:

Here's test preparation designed for your child's success

To help your child prepare for their test, Exam Success has test preparation materials and resources designed for your child’s success.

Check out our teaching test bank with 600 practice questions in Academic Assessment Services (AAS) style and format, similar to the REAL test where your child can:

  • Practice with 600 test questions!
  • Learn from experts for each question - our experts answer the question in our expert solutions video in just 1 minute and then explain to your child how they can answer the question. This is crucial in helping your child learn how to better do problem-solving (the skill that is tested in the exam!).

Here’s an example of a maths solutions video from our Teaching Test Bank.



Here’s an example of a reading solutions video from our Teaching Test Bank.



Test preparation doesn’t need to be all consuming or stressful to be effective. It just needs to be done regularly and give your child the tips and tricks they need to be able to answer questions quickly and correctly!

Our expert solutions video are what really helps our students get those extra marks to ace that Knox Grammar School’s scholarship test!

You can find more details about Exam Success’ teaching test bank here (for selected Entry Levels):


Academic Assessment Services Scholarship Yr 7 - Teaching Test Bank

Start practicing for your test and get 600 multiple-choice questions similar to Academic Assessment Services Scholarship Yr 7 paper in Exam Success' Teaching Test Bank. These questions are split up into:

  • Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving - 200 sample test questions (this part of the test is composed of numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning and in the test bank, this is split up into 67 numerical reasoning, 67 verbal reasoning and 66 abstract reasoning questions).
  • Reading - 200 sample test questions.
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning - 200 sample test questions.

The teaching test bank combines 600 online practice questions (option to use timed or untimed practice mode) with a 'how-to' video to show your child how to answer the question in 5 steps or less for each question.

This test bank is available now.

Start your practice now and get a head start for the February, March and April 2021 scholarship season.

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On purchase, your subscription will be activated straight away and expires in 31 days from activation. Once your subscription expires, you can choose to extend it any time for only $52.80 for 31 days.

$AU105.60
One month access
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Want to know if your child’s writing is competitive or not?

To help your child with the written expression / writing test, Exam Success has a writing club and individual writing corrections where you child gets a 370+ word report on your child’s weakness and a determination using our 52-point Expert Writing Insights to find out whether their writing piece is competitive or not.

This means your child has information to help improve their test game, before the real test!

Here’s an example of an essay that’s considered competitive for a scholarship test and here’s a written expression piece that’s not considered competitive for the exam.

You can find more details about how to join Exam Success’ writing club here:


Practice Writing Package 3 (Essays only)

For students who want to improve their writing skills. Write essays and get scoring & feedback from experts. In this package, your child will access:

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions or masterclass videos. The 5 individual and personalised scoring & video feedback is available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU137.50
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$AU137.50 per cycle
Practice Writing Package 2 (Essays + Videos)

Want to know if your child's writing will pass or fail? Get expert video feedback on their writing while they learn from masterclass videos.

Give them access to:

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU129.80
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$AU129.80 per cycle
Writing Boost Package - 3-Months Access, 15 Essays + Unlimited Videos

For students who have an important exam and seriously need to improve their writing skills. In this package (over a 3 month period), your child can get:

The cycle for this writing club is 93 days (approximately 3 months). I.e. It is active for 3 months from date of activation.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions. The 15 individual and personalised scoring & video feedback is available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU437.80
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$AU437.80 per cycle
Unlimited Masterclass Videos (Videos only plan)

Learn to write quicker and get higher scores for written expression using strategies, tips and tricks that exam experts have used to help others successfully obtain school entry! In this writing club plan, you get unrestricted and unlimited access online to our library of 96 masterclass videos for 31 days (videos are viewable on the website only and not able to be downloaded).

There are expert created masterclass videos to help you figure out:

  • how long your piece should be (how many words)
  • how to 'show' and not 'tell'
  • how to come up with excellent arguments for persuasive writing
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  • how to relate your story to a prompt

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This package provides over 24 hours of crucial written expression test guidance (and a saving of $1000 if you had purchased the videos individually) for those sitting writing tests for scholarships, selective schools and NAPLAN.

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include tutor-led writing club sessions or any essay scoring/feedback. You would be responsible for selecting your own masterclass videos to watch (i.e. a tutor doesn't custom select them for you). The unlimited masterclass videos access are available only while your writing club is active and expire (do not carry over) once your writing club subscription ends.

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and activate your writing club. Then you'll be ready to select and watch as many masterclass videos as you wish during the subscription period.

What happens if I need more than 31 days?

You'll be able to extend your writing club at a special price of $28.6 (inclusive of GST) for another 31 days.

$AU58.30
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$AU28.60 per cycle + $AU29.70 joining fee for first cycle only
Expert Video Feedback Package

Want to know if your child's writing will pass or fail? Get expert video feedback on their writing while they learn from masterclass videos.

Your child will be able to request on 5 of their essays:

  • Scoring using our 52-point scoring system that pinpoints 5 areas where they’re losing marks in a scoring panel.
  • Expert video feedback that explains how they can improve on the two major weaknesses in their writing.

You can see an example of scoring and expert video feedback on a real essay here.

In addition, your child will have unlimited access to a library of 96 masterclass videos (viewable online via the website) while their writing club is active. A full listing of available masterclass videos can be found here.

The cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

Note well that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions

What happens after you purchase?

First, check your email for log in details. We’ll get in touch with you to complete your exam details and set up your writing club dashboard with prompts that are suitable for your exam. Once your writing club has been activated, you’ll complete an essay and request feedback. When you get your feedback, we'll add masterclass videos to address the weaknesses identified. And then, you continue on writing the next prompt, incorporating all the learning you’ve gained to improve your score each time!

$AU162.80
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$AU162.80 per cycle
Creative Writing Classes - Give Your Child the Chance to Have their Writing Published

NOTE: This program has been deferred to a June 2021 start date.

To help your child build a strong foundation in creative writing, Exam Success has developed an Online Creative Writing Program where your child will develop their creative writing skills.

For NSW Creative Kids Voucher holders special pricing, please go to this page: Creative Writing Classes for NSW Creative Kids Voucher Holders.

In this program, your child will work on developing 1 short creative piece over 5 tutor-led sessions to improve it dramatically through real editing (not just proofreading) and developing an awareness of audience. In between tutor sessions, your child can access online writing masterclass videos to help them further build their skills and our homework (1.5 hours) is completely optional (great for children who do not like homework!)

This program will help your child develop:

  • Creativity and thinking skills
  • A love of writing
  • An important 21st century skill – communication.

It’s important to note that the program doesn’t aim to churn out essay after essay, but rather, by focusing on completing one short essay and dedicating over 5 hours of time in re-working and editing their piece, children work creatively. They learn to think more deeply about writing, not only as a communication tool for themselves, but as a medium of communication between themselves and the world.

An additional benefit is that with online learning you get undisrupted & safe learning. With the outbreak of the global pandemic COVID-19, it’s essential to keep your family as safe as possible. With our program, your child learns from the safety and comfort of your home. No risky virus exposure or disrupted classes. All your child needs to join is reliable internet, a set of headphones with a microphone and a computer.

Please note that this program is a special class (so details about typical writing club classes that can be found on this page do not apply) and full details of this special program, including 2020 timetable can be found here: https://www.examsuccess.com.au/blog/posts/join-exam-success-online-creative-writing-program-and-give-your-child-the-opportunity-to-have-their-writing-published.

To secure your spot for a certain date, make a purchase on this program and we'll be in touch.

$AU172.50
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$AU172.50 per cycle

Want more information or preparation?

Check out our range of online test preparation comprehensive courses and if you want more information about the scholarships offered at Knox Grammar School please see the below information - remember to check the school website http://www.knox.nsw.edu.au for the most up to date information.

School Test Information

Knox Grammar School is pleased to offer a range of scholarships for 2020.

You must register on line, and make your payment to complete your scholarship application.

Applicants for ALL scholarships must register and sit the scholarship examination at Knox Grammar School and must complete and submit a separate written Resume prior to the examination date as per the instructions on the appropriate Resume cover (see below).

Applicants for the Senior Regional Boarding scholarships may sit the examination in Dubbo on Monday 25February 2019.

The Year 7 and Year 11 scholarship examinations will be held on Friday 22February, 2019at the Senior School campus in the Great Hall.

The Preparatory School scholarship examination for Year 5 entry will be held on Friday 22February, 2019at the Preparatory School campus, Billyard Avenue Wahroonga.

Applicants should arrive no later than 8.20 am.

The Year 5 and 7 examinations will conclude at 12.30 pm, the Year 11 examination at 12.40 pm.

Music Auditions for selected music scholarship applicants will take place between Friday 22February (from 2.30pm) and Wednesday 27 February 2019. Students will be notified one week prior to the exam date of their audition time.

Scholarship registration will close on Friday 8February 2019. No late applications will be considered and NO UNPAID applicants may write the examination and will not be considered for a scholarship.

Steps in the Knox Scholarship Registration Process

make application and payment online - payment is only required for the Academic Scholarship - other scholarships on offer are at no additional charge.

download the appropriate cover sheet for those scholarships (shown below and during the application process)

complete the required Resume/s that relate to applications

Note:

If you are applying for an ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ONLY you will need to download and fill in the Academic Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet and send it in with your Resume. See the Cover Sheet for Resume requirements.

Click here to download Academic Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet

If you are applying for ANY OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS you will need to download and fill in the Resume Cover Sheets for each Scholarship applied for and send them in placed in the front of ONE RESUME ONLY. You do not have to do separate Resumes for each scholarship you are applying for.

Click below to download OTHER Scholarship Resume Cover Sheets:

Sons of Old Boys Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet

Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet

Music and All Rounder Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet

Norman Winter Boarding Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet

Scholarship Conditions

NOTE CONCERNING RESUMES: ALL Applicants are automatically considered for Academic Scholarships. Separate Resume Cover Sheets must be submitted with the information below for Music or All Rounder or Boarding or Son of Old Boy Scholarships. Only ONE Resume is needed. This covers ALL applications being made.

If you have not received a receipt number and email confirmation, you have not registered properly.

Please note:

Medical conditions and taking medications during the examination

Not all staff at the test venue/s are trained in first aid or the administration of life-saving medication such as Epipens, Anapens, asthma inhalers or diabetes devices, so parents must disclose information about medical conditions and medication to the School and Academic Assessment Services well before the examination. Parents may be required to wait near the test venue/s during the examination to administer medication if necessary.

Please detail any food allergies in the dietary and medical issues question in the online application.

Apple or smart watches/digital devices are not permitted in the examination room.

Click on the appropriate scholarship link for more information.

Academic Scholarship Year 5 2020

Academic Scholarship Year 7 2020

Music Scholarship Year 7 2020

The All Rounder Scholarship Year 7 2020

Sons of Old Boys Scholarship Year 7 2020

Academic Scholarship Year 11 2020

The All Rounder Scholarship Year 11 2020

Norman Winter Boarding Scholarship Year 11 2020

Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship entry 2020 - sitting at Knox

Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship entry 2020 - Dubbo test centre

Other links you may find useful are:

Click here to download Academic Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/2020_Academic_Scholarship_Resume_Cover_Sheet__v1.pdf
Sons of Old Boys Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/2020_Sons_of_Old_Boys_Scholarship_Resume_Cover_Sheet__v1.pdf
Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/2020_Boarding_Scholarship_Resume_Cover_Sheet__v1.pdf
Music and All Rounder Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/2020_Music_Sport_Scholarship_Resume_Cover_Sheet__v1.pdf
Norman Winter Boarding Scholarship Resume Cover Sheet - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/2020_Norman_Winter_Y11-12_Boarding_Scholarship_Resume_Cover_Sheet__v1.pdf
Scholarship Conditions - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent//schools/35/Knox_Grammar_School_Scholarship_Conditions_2020.pdf
Academic Scholarship Year 5 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4783
Academic Scholarship Year 7 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4785
Music Scholarship Year 7 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4778
The All Rounder Scholarship Year 7 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4786
Sons of Old Boys Scholarship Year 7 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4782
Academic Scholarship Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4781
The All Rounder Scholarship Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4780
Norman Winter Boarding Scholarship Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4784
Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship entry 2020 - sitting at Knox - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4779
Senior Regional Boarding Scholarship entry 2020 - Dubbo test centre - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4844


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