For parents of students who aspire to receive a Selective School placement for their high school years, there’s a lot of information to absorb to help your child adequately prepare for the highly competitive Selective placement test.
As you conduct your internet searches, you’re likely to come across endless articles and blogs with tips on how to prepare your child for the placement test. Teachers, tutors and even other parents offer knowledge from their experiences, making it easily accessible to you at the click of a button.
Our own website even contains a wealth of information for you to learn about the Selective placement test (find FAQs here) and how best to prepare your child (read more here). Reading all this content can result in information overload, especially if read in a short timeframe!
So, this blog brings you something different.
In this blog, we share how NOT to prepare your child for the Selective placement test. There are certain approaches to test preparation to be wary of when considering a tutor to guide your child through the process or if you choose to provide this support yourself.
Keep reading for the information others won’t tell you.
With each year, the Selective placement test is becoming more challenging and unpredictable. Many capable students miss out not just because they lack preparation, but also because they engage in the wrong type of preparation.
We don’t want that to happen to your child. To avoid incorrect preparation, here are a few things you should look out for:
So, how do you prepare for the unpredictable nature of the Selective placement test? Here are a few ways:
Don’t waste your valuable time and money on tutoring that does not work. This will only set your child up for disappointment if they miss out on a Selective placement.
At Global Education Academy, we specialise in helping students meet their learning goals, including receiving placement into a Selective high school.
Our Selective Preparation Program, targets the topics assessed in the Selective Placement test. The courses are taught by qualified high school teachers who know how to take a student from primary level and upskill them to the Selective and high school level. The course covers:
Students also learn how to apply their thinking skills in exam conditions and use tools to reduce cognitive load. Through the course, students master exam and time management techniques with test-specific skills to help shorten their response time and give them the advantage of having extra time to think about their answers.
Interested in enrolling your child? To receive a spot in our Selective preparation course, the first step is to book a Selective Benchmark Assessment for your child. This involves a 90-minute assessment followed by a 30-minute feedback session with a teacher. It gives us insight into your child’s ability to cope with advanced courses and enables us to identify strengths and weaknesses in their learning.
To book a FREE Benchmark Assessment for your child, click here.