St Catherine's School Toorak scholarship Test Preparation (scholarship exams)

St Catherine's School Toorak’s scholarship test is hard. If your child has an upcoming scholarship test at St Catherine's School Toorak 17 Heyington Pl
Toorak VIC 3142, http://www.stcatherines.net.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 St Catherine's School Toorak’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 upcoming scholarship season!

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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:


Writing Club - Fundamentals

Unlock the secrets to improving your writing skills with the Writing Club - Fundamentals!

This program is designed for students who want to master the basics of English writing, such as enhancing vocabulary, crafting clear sentences, and refining grammar and spelling. It is ideal for those who are new to writing or for whom English is not their native language.

Prepare for a variety of writing exams with prompts from the following categories:

  • Selective and scholarship high school entrance exams for Grade 7 and Grade 9 (narrative and persuasive writing)
  • IELTS (General Training – Task 1 or Task 2)
  • Open response writing for Grade 7 entry (advice sheets, letters, etc.)
  • NAPLAN Grade 3, 5, 7, and 9 (persuasive and narrative styles)

What's included?

  • Detailed written feedback on 5 essays, with suggested corrections and definitions for 5 vocabulary words. See an example here: CLICK HERE. Additionally, receive a general score from 1-10 for all essay categories (except for IELTS, where you’ll receive a score from 0-9).
  • Unlimited access to a library of 96 masterclass videos (viewable online) while your Writing Club subscription is active. Browse the full listing of available masterclass videos here.

Please note that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions or video feedback. The subscription cycle for this writing club is 31 days.
How does it work?

  1. Purchase the program and check your email for login details.
  2. Log in, choose your exam category, and receive writing prompts.
  3. Submit an essay for feedback and explore the masterclass video library.
  4. Incorporate the learning from feedback and videos into your next essay, and watch your writing improve!

Not sure which Writing Club is right for you?

Send us an essay using the contact form below, with the message "Help: Writing Club Fundamentals or Improvements." We'll review your essay and recommend the best Writing Club for your needs.

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Writing Club - Pro

Elevate your writing skills to the next level and achieve your best score with Writing Club - Pro!

This program is designed for students who have mastered the basics of English writing and are aiming to enhance their structure, organization, prompt relevance, and expression. It is perfect for those who have been writing for a while, scoring Bs in school or 6.5 in IELTS.

Prepare for a variety of writing exams with prompts from the following categories:

  • Selective and scholarship high school entrance exams for Grade 7 and Grade 9 (narrative and persuasive writing)
  • IELTS (General Training – Task 1 or Task 2)
  • Open response writing for Grade 7 entry (advice sheets, letters, etc.)
  • NAPLAN Grade 3, 5, 7, and 9 (persuasive and narrative styles)

What's included?

  • A fully revised written version of 5 essays, with a report highlighting 3 major improvement points, including examples to help you understand how to enhance your writing. See an example of this report here: CLICK HERE. Additionally, receive a general score from 1-10 for all essay categories (except for IELTS, where you'll receive a score from 0-9).
  • Unlimited access to a library of 96 masterclass videos (viewable online) while your Writing Club subscription is active. Browse the full listing of available masterclass videos here.

Please note that this plan does not include live online tutor-led writing club sessions or video feedback. The subscription cycle for this writing club is 31 days.

How does it work?

  1. Purchase the program and check your email for login details.
  2. Log in, choose your exam category, and receive writing prompts.
  3. Submit an essay for feedback and explore the masterclass video library.
  4. Incorporate the learning from feedback and videos into your next essay, and watch your writing improve!

Not sure which Writing Club is right for you? Send us an essay using the contact form below, with the message "Help: Writing Club Fundamentals or Pro." We'll review your essay and recommend the best Writing Club for your needs.

$AU137.50
The price above is inclusive of 10% GST. If you are purchasing for use outside of Australia, at checkout, you'll be charged the amount without GST
$AU137.50 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 St Catherine's School Toorak please see the below information - remember to check the school website http://www.stcatherines.net.au for the most up to date information.

School Test Information

St Catherine’s School leads the way for girls’ education in Australia. Through exceptional educational opportunities we prepare our students to become globally responsive women of the future. Scholarships provide learning and life opportunities that benefit not only the recipients themselves but provide great value to our students and School community. St Catherine’s School offers a range of scholarships including:

Academic Excellence*

VCE Excellence

General Excellence

Music Scholarships

Boarding Scholarships

  • St Catherine's School also offers theDr Sylvia Walton AO Award for Academic Excellence as part of the Academic Excellence category. You will be reqiuired to nominate if you wish to be considered for this Scholarship during the application process under Academic Excellence.This full academic scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the highest result from the Academic Excellence examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal.

Applications open: Friday, 12 October 2018

Applications close: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (Applications after this date will attract a late fee.)

Scholarship testing: Saturday 16 February 2019

The application will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and will include the following steps:

Enter parent details

Enter student details

Select the Scholarship category you wish to apply for:

You will be directed to complete the Academic Excellence section as a prerequisiteto each category

On completion of Academic Excellence, reselect your required category ie Music, General Excellence, VCE Excellence or Boarding.

Complete your application by paying the Application fee online using Visa or Mastercard

Click on the appropriate scholarship link for more information.

Academic Excellence - Year 5 and Year 6 2020

General Excellence - Year 5 and Year 6 2020

Music Scholarships - Year 5 and Year 6 2020

Academic Excellence - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020

General Excellence - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020

Music Scholarships - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020

Academic Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020

General Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020

VCE Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020

Boarding Scholarships - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020

Boarding Scholarships - Year 10 and Year 11 2020

Remote or Distance applications - Australian residents only

Overseas applications - Australian residents only

Other links you may find useful are:

Academic Excellence - Year 5 and Year 6 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4759
General Excellence - Year 5 and Year 6 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4766
Music Scholarships - Year 5 and Year 6 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4764
Academic Excellence - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4765
General Excellence - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4763
Music Scholarships - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4767
Academic Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4768
General Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4770
VCE Excellence - Year 10 and Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4769
Boarding Scholarships - Years 7, 8 and 9 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4771
Boarding Scholarships - Year 10 and Year 11 2020 - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=4772
Remote or Distance applications - Australian residents only - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=5228
Overseas applications - Australian residents only - https://scholarships.academicassessment.com.au/parent/scpgm_info.php?ScholarshipID=5229


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