1 year 4 and year 5. SCHOLARSHIP PREPARATION. Including Preparation for ENTRANCE EXAMS. 2017 / 2018. 735, Hawthorn 3122 Ph: 9813 0277 Fax: 9813 0588. Email: Hendersons EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. Welcome to Hendersons Educational Services. Since 1990, we have been helping higher achieving students perform at their best and assisting them on their path to success. We are specialists in preparing students for exams and have delivered consistently superior results for our clients over the last twenty-eight years. We look forward to sharing our knowledge, resources and passion for excellence in education with your family.
2 All Hendersons teaching staff are experienced and highly qualified teachers. They are carefully selected to ensure our philosophy and exemplary teaching standards are maintained. Our programs are conducted over a limited period of time as we believe that students will retain the information better and be more able to build on what they have learnt. The groups are made up of like-minded students so that the sessions flow and cater to their specific needs. The content and approach of our workshops and practice exams are based on the types of papers found in the actual exams your child will be sitting.
3 This book is relevant for students who are sitting an exam when they are in year 4 or they are in year 5. 1. SCHOLARSHIP POTENTIAL. Does your child have the potential to achieve a scholarship? School feedback Your child's teachers have probably made comments like: is an eager reader, provides very alert, rapid answers to questions, has a wide range of interests, displays a great curiosity, especially for new things, uses a lot of commonsense, has an interest in cause-effect relationships, has higher than usual powers of concentration.
4 NAPLAN results Another indicator will be your child's NAPLAN results. KEY Indivdual student result National Average Reading Numeracy Band 6 Band 6. Band 5 Band 5. Band 4 Band 4. Band 3 Band 3. Band 2 Band 2. Band 1 Band 1. Students who are suitable for our workshops will generally score in the top triangle (top 5% of Victorian students) or in Band 6 (the next 10% of Victorian students) in Reading and Numeracy. These basic skills need to be at a very high standard when considering workshops for competitive exams.
5 Educational Assessment by Hendersons If you are uncertain whether your child should sit a scholarship or entrance exam, then an individual Educational Assessment will assist in providing you with clarity. They take three hours, including up to fifteen minutes feedback and cost $300. Please refer to our Information Booklet, our website or call the office on 9813 0277 for more information. 2. SCHOLARSHIP FORMATS. There are three main companies that write the papers for the various exams on behalf of the schools.
6 ACER Australian Council for Educational Research AAS Academic Assessment Services and EDUTEST. Below is an example of the schools for which ACER, AAS and Edutest wrote exams in 2017 for students at these levels. NOTE: You must find out the examining body. Schools may change from year to year . Historical data displayed is for information purposes only. The Hendersons workshops that we recommend are dependent on the schools that your child is trying to gain entry or a scholarship to, hence the company who writes the test on their behalf is an important piece of information.
7 ACER (2017) Close to Melbourne ACER Exam Format Alphington Grammar Creative Writing - 20 minutes Bialik College The student writes a true or an imaginary story. Caulfield Grammar Christ Church Grammar Opinion Writing - 20 minutes Geelong Grammar The student is asked to give his / her opinion about Gippsland Grammar a topic. Kilvington Grammar Mathematics - 30 minutes Mentone Girls' Grammar At least sixteen multiple choice questions which are Mentone Grammar word problems and four short calculations. Methodist Ladies' College St Catherine's Reading and Viewing St Kevin's College Several short passages , maps, poems or charts The Peninsula School followed by some multiple choice questions.
8 30 minutes with 25 questions EDUTEST (2017) EDUTEST Exam Format Ballarat Grammar Loreto, Mandeville Hall Creative Writing 15 minutes Brighton Grammar Sacre Coeur Mathematics 30 minutes with 50 questions Camberwell Girls' Grammar St Leonard's College Reading 30 minutes with 40 questions Camberwell Grammar (Music) Strathcona Girls' Grammar Eltham College St Michael's Grammar Verbal Reasoning 30 minutes with Fintona Tintern Schools 50 questions Firbank Grammar Trinity Grammar Numerical Reasoning 30 minutes with Goulburn Valley Grammar Wesley College 40 questions Haileybury Grammar Woodleigh Kingswood College Yarra Valley Grammar Academic Assessment Services (AAS) (2017) Academic Assessment Services Exam Format Ballarat Clarendon College Ruyton Girls' School Writing (Creative or Opinion)
9 20 minutes Berwick Grammar Toorak College Mathematics 20 questions Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar St Margaret's Reading 25 questions Korowa Anglican Girls'. Lauriston Girls' School General Abilities Melbourne Girls' Grammar includes verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning 72 questions 3. ENTRANCE TEST (not Scholarshi p). Mathermatics Melbourne Grammar School (MGS) Reading Comprehension Usually done in May of year 5 for a place in year 7 Abstract Reasoning General abilities- includes verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning questions.
10 Writing (creative). Mathermatics Scotch College Reading Comprehension Usually done in May of year 5 for a place in year 7 General abilities- includes verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning questions. 4. TYPES OF WORKSHOPS OFFERED. Write Creatively- ACER, EDUTEST, AAS, ENTRANCE TO SCOTCH. Our emphasis here is on the structure of an essay, the use of expressive language and the way to respond to an illustration or other prompts. Write to Inform- ACER, sometimes AAS. Our emphasis here is on the organisation of this type of essay, the use of effective language and the way to express a point of view.