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Title: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: creepycasez on June 19, 2018, 09:34:00 pm
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Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 19, 2018, 01:36:56 pm
Hey guys, just thought I'd start this thread for thoses wanting to gain admission even though we have a year left prior to the entrance examination lol. Feel free to contribute, and hopefully we can share ideas to help prepare. Good luck!
BTW, I am trying out myself xD.

Tests
Mathematics - 60 questions in 30 minutes
(This test you should be able to study for; tests curriculum knowledge from year 9& year 10 - might be worth knowing methods?? 1&2)
Numerical Reasoning - 50 questions in 30 minutes
(This test I think you could prepare by doing a lot of worded problems AND VERY QUICK CALCULATIONS; the Melbourne high/macrob test mostly had a bunch of worded problems which; took ages to  complete, and a lot of 'time-consuming' calculations.)

Science Reasoning
I think just know how to interpret graphs and stuff?? By the term reasoning, I assume it is trying to test one's cognitive skills, rather than curriculum knowledge.

Science Writing
From what I read, its usually about science as a human endeavour type of stuff? And that you need to write about in an information report style?


Feel free to contribute to this thread; I am looking for just a much resources and help as you guys trying out for this looking at this thread right now :)

HELLO THERE!!

Well, wow! You started the thread even earlier than I did ahahaha. I tried out for JMSS as a Year 9 student last year, but I didn't get in. I'll still try to help you guys prepare for it. Rn, since I'm quite busy, I won't look for the resources for you just yet. However, I suggest you to take a good read of this thread, the one that I created nearly at the end of the year: https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=175526.0

Cheers!

From mi-xao-14. : D
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Joseph41 on July 19, 2018, 01:42:15 pm
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Great to have you around! How are you feeling about the test this far out? It will be great to post back here regularly to keep track of how you're going. :)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on August 01, 2018, 08:10:20 pm
For anyone trying out next year. The science reasoning is unexpected. This year it was like interpreting tables and more reasoning than general science itself.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: SChMurpel on August 01, 2018, 08:35:05 pm
For anyone trying out next year. The science reasoning is unexpected. This year it was like interpreting tables and more reasoning than general science itself.
True, but some components do relate to some stuff you would learn at school
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: creepycasez on August 15, 2018, 10:28:42 pm
I was thinking that a good activity to practice for maths/numerical is to do speedy calculation drills with add/subtract/multiplication/division/fraction/decimals etc under timed conditions?? Maybe just to help a little bit with the speed - can get you extra points in case you run out of time?

I believe for maths, all you need is just a textbook.
Numerical reasoning is just doing some more puzzles, etc.

I'm also thinking that for science reasoning, perhaps learning how to read different types of graphs etc.

But for science writing, in the info-style one, I think that the tests are testing concepts. From what I read in the forums, they are trying to test "ability" or "potential" thus why - science reasoning etc.


Idk, just a thought.  :)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: SChMurpel on September 01, 2018, 09:19:16 pm
I was thinking that a good activity to practice for maths/numerical is to do speedy calculation drills with add/subtract/multiplication/division/fraction/decimals etc under timed conditions?? Maybe just to help a little bit with the speed - can get you extra points in case you run out of time?

I believe for maths, all you need is just a textbook.
Numerical reasoning is just doing some more puzzles, etc.

I'm also thinking that for science reasoning, perhaps learning how to read different types of graphs etc.

But for science writing, in the info-style one, I think that the tests are testing concepts. From what I read in the forums, they are trying to test "ability" or "potential" thus why - science reasoning etc.


Idk, just a thought.  :)
For maths y10 Maths book prob (If you haven't learnt trig/func/bearings)

There weren't that many diagrams this year tho... (they were quite simple as well)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 10:24:22 pm
Hey guys!
I tried out for JMSS this year and I got in (all gasp)

If you ever need a hand with anything, feel free to pm me, we can arrange chats on insta or discord if you want.

I'll probs add to this thread a bit later in the year, but for now, happy studying! The earlier you start, the easier it'll be in the long run (take it from someone who knows, sobbing in the library bathrooms from stress overload the last few weeks really wasn't the ideal condition for my mental health lmao)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: TheLittleKid on September 11, 2018, 10:14:29 am
Iím wondering if u can send some questions u people who did the test remember, for science and maths and topics from writings, thanks. :) Trying our for Jmss in 2019.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Brazucareal on October 10, 2018, 10:21:46 pm
Sup Guys,
I also tried for JMSS in 2019 and guess what! : ??? ??? I got in!!!! ;D ;D ;D
It was a highly selective process and I finally succeeded.
My tip to prepare is to make a strategy to answer questions quickly and then ally it into the test (obviously ::) ::)) I also recommend like what Pary said is to study about one year earlier and just do it light. (I did this) and then like before 2-3 week of the test pick up the pace and study more for the test. Otherwise, study concepts throughly and revise constantly (Like review what you learn in that week with a science and maths test). Also this is very important. DO NOT THINK IT IS OKAY TO SLACK ON YOUR REGULAR TESTS as it will reflect on you for the interview. Otherwise, start collecting certificates and participate more to have a better interview outcome. (I practiced public speaking which is useful for life).
I'll probably come on later when this thread is gaining momentum but until then,
CIAO !!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)
I'm also on the Discord server
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: miumiu on November 19, 2018, 12:00:42 am
2019 JMSS program

Expression of interest:

Knowing the struggle of preparing for the JMSS selective entry process first-hand, following the initiation of the 2019, myself and a colleague will be opening a series of classes held weekly to prepare prospective students for their JMSS entrance exam.

Both my colleague and I have extensive tutoring experience over the past 3 years, in particular with JMSS preparation. Previously our lessons have been held privately, but starting next year, we are excited to announce we will be opening a class!

Our class will cover the requirements for the entrance exam - including a series of 8 theory classes (overall 8 hours of Mathematics and 8 hours of Science), accompanied by 5 lessons of practical exams - written by us which will closely mirror what is expected on the exam as we write and alter our exams accordingly to the feedback of our students - this makes a total of 13 lessons (13 weeks) and is expected to run from February through to late April/early May.

After the conclusion of the classes, we will hold a series of complementary classes, which includes one revision class and 2 weeks of individual feedback, giving our students 1-2 weeks break before their JMSS entrance exam.

Classes will only be taught by JMSS alumni or current students, and are held in small numbers to ensure close attention is provided for each student - hence spots are strictly limited. This is our first year of opening a class so we would like to experiment with the number of students, but we are looking at no more than 10 students per class.

Additionally, unlike other preparative tuition courses, we also provide interview-stage guidance and mock interviews, which is often a neglected but integral attribute of the JMSS selection process that is a key to the acceptance of applicants! The interview process will allow students to be directly involved with current JMSS students to obtain the most accurate and helpful information, as well as engaging students in an environment which would best reflect the actual JMSS interview.


Duration & Fees:

Theory: 2.25 hours - $50
Mock Exam: 3.00 hours - $50
Mock Interview: Time Unknown: including class lesson and individual interview - Free for theory class or $50 new students

Location: Springvale, Glen Waverley (tentative; may change accordingly to studentsí convenience)
Time: Weekday - after school, Saturdays - afternoons, time (tentative, we have a location and time in mind, but would like feedback from parents and students to make our classes as convenient as possible)

If you would like to secure your spot, please email [email protected] with the following details:

Name:
School:
Suburb: (that is best for you to access for lessons, eg. Springvale)
Guardianís Contact Number:
Best mode of contact & Contact Details:

Additionally, contact us via email if you have any questions, we will try our best to response as fast as possible.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hi im jeff on March 14, 2019, 08:31:08 pm
Hi guys I am doing MHS exam and John monash exam this year. Does anyone have any websites I can use for both tests. I havent found any other websites than the Department of Education ones. I tried for MHS and didnt get in :(. I think my hendersons results made me to cocky and I didnt prepare anymore after that. I think I need to focus a lot on science because it is one of  my weaknesses :(
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hi im jeff on April 04, 2019, 05:00:55 pm
lol
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 18, 2019, 05:13:27 pm
Hey guys we only have a few weeks left, (so nervousss!!!)  I think it is time for us to start shooting some resources. What do u think?
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: IwasKrabs on May 19, 2019, 05:56:15 pm
Hey guys we only have a few weeks left, (so nervousss!!!)  I think it is time for us to start shooting some resources. What do u think?

Same, Are you doing the Year 11 examination at JMSS?? :/
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hi im jeff on May 19, 2019, 07:48:46 pm
Lol I dont know which chat to talk on because people are talking on both chats lmao, I guess we're like the only few people doing the exam or something cus  no one seems to be talking or stressing here lmao. Maybe people dont know about this chat...
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 19, 2019, 09:05:32 pm
Nahhh IwasKrabs,  the year 10 one. Since u hav done it, if u can, can u pls tell me hows it like?

Honestly need help with speed that's why
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 19, 2019, 09:10:48 pm
Lol I dont know which chat to talk on because people are talking on both chats lmao, I guess we're like the only few people doing the exam or something cus  no one seems to be talking or stressing here lmao. Maybe people dont know about this chat...

IKR! the chats are all slowly dying away.. compared to last year and the year before's forums for jmss,...
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: XxLOSTYxX on August 12, 2019, 10:50:44 pm
Aye I got into JMSS :). Well three times the charm XD  :D
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: XxLOSTYxX on August 16, 2019, 12:13:35 pm
Sup Guys,
I also tried for JMSS in 2019 and guess what! : ??? ??? I got in!!!! ;D ;D ;D
It was a highly selective process and I finally succeeded.
My tip to prepare is to make a strategy to answer questions quickly and then ally it into the test (obviously ::) ::)) I also recommend like what Pary said is to study about one year earlier and just do it light. (I did this) and then like before 2-3 week of the test pick up the pace and study more for the test. Otherwise, study concepts throughly and revise constantly (Like review what you learn in that week with a science and maths test). Also this is very important. DO NOT THINK IT IS OKAY TO SLACK ON YOUR REGULAR TESTS as it will reflect on you for the interview. Otherwise, start collecting certificates and participate more to have a better interview outcome. (I practiced public speaking which is useful for life).
I'll probably come on later when this thread is gaining momentum but until then,
CIAO !!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)
I'm also on the Discord server

Eyyyy I will see u on orientation day :)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Neutronic on October 06, 2019, 12:39:45 am
People who want info for JMSS go and read pages of the 2019 JMSS entrance thread. There is plenty of information for all your questions. Also go to Jayce Batallones channel for further info.   ;)

I got an accepted into JMSS in 2019. And hope to see you there. ;D  ;D

From experience. I would say the interview is MUCH harder then the test. Out of the 3000 students maybe like 2500 would pass the test but only around  +-220 students get in.

But I would suggest to look at the previous threads since they contain all the answers to the questions we asked. Our questions should be similar to yours. You will also get a pretty accurate idea of dates and when the test/interview/results email happen.

But it is approximate. Since for example. The 2019 JMSS trials, the results came unexpectedly a week earlier.

And the emails from JMSS normally comes in the junk mail. I thought I did not get in but luckily looked in junk mail. Any later and I could have lost the offer.

So hopefully I have helped. Good luck everyone. Work hard and start studying now till the test.

Start with tuitions now for JMSS it is good preparation. And actually helps in school. Since you learn ahead of class.

If I find any info I will surely help.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Neutronic on October 06, 2019, 12:48:51 am
But guys please do not think there is not a great deal of competition. The competition is HUGE. JMSS is one of the best if not the best science schools in even Australasia. And I have found out that there ŗre student who actually have Skype interviews from Hong Kong trying to get into JMSS.

And also the 3 percent rule is a big thing.

The 3 percent rule means that only 3 percent of only your cohort can get in. For example in my school there are 50 year 9 students and out of that only 1.5 people can get in. In my school 6 people tried and only I got in. But the other campus of my school had 27 people who tried out of 100 students. This means only 3 people could get in but 4 got it. This is called principal exception. It is when a student is exceptionally good the the principal allows more than 3 percent.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: 830cracker on October 06, 2019, 12:14:25 pm
People who want info for JMSS go and read pages of the 2019 JMSS entrance thread. There is plenty of information for all your questions. Also go to Jayce Batallones channel for further info.   ;)

I got an accepted into JMSS in 2019. And hope to see you there. ;D  ;D

From experience. I would say the interview is MUCH harder then the test. Out of the 3000 students maybe like 2500 would pass the test but only around  +-220 students get in.

But I would suggest to look at the previous threads since they contain all the answers to the questions we asked. Our questions should be similar to yours. You will also get a pretty accurate idea of dates and when the test/interview/results email happen.

But it is approximate. Since for example. The 2019 JMSS trials, the results came unexpectedly a week earlier.

And the emails from JMSS normally comes in the junk mail. I thought I did not get in but luckily looked in junk mail. Any later and I could have lost the offer.

So hopefully I have helped. Good luck everyone. Work hard and start studying now till the test.

Start with tuitions now for JMSS it is good preparation. And actually helps in school. Since you learn ahead of class.

If I find any info I will surely help.

Hey! Thanks for all the informations and that was really helpful! Iím currently year 8 this year but unfortunately I think itís highly unlikely for me to try out for the year 10 entry as Iím moving to nsw next year; but Iíll see if I can do the year 11 entry which is like two years after. And just a little correction here if u donít mind (even tho I might be wrong as well), that I heard many ppl saying that around 1000 people tried out and 450 got into the interview stage, and 200 got an offer. But anyways, congrats on ur offer as the competition is really tough(omg I canít even imagine how scary can the interviews be-_-); and hope u all the best at jmss for the next few years :)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hels3266 on October 06, 2019, 01:34:10 pm
But guys please do not think there is not a great deal of competition. The competition is HUGE. JMSS is one of the best if not the best science schools in even Australasia. And I have found out that there ŗre student who actually have Skype interviews from Hong Kong trying to get into JMSS.

And also the 3 percent rule is a big thing.

The 3 percent rule means that only 3 percent of only your cohort can get in. For example in my school there are 50 year 9 students and out of that only 1.5 people can get in. In my school 6 people tried and only I got in. But the other campus of my school had 27 people who tried out of 100 students. This means only 3 people could get in but 4 got it. This is called principal exception. It is when a student is exceptionally good the the principal allows more than 3 percent.
Dude you are way overexaggerating it. JMSS is not even that hard, the test( half the people pass) and that's 50 %. The interview solely relies on the way you speak and co curricular achievements. So in all really the way you get in jmss is through a good report, good speaking skills, and co curricular achievements. The competition isn't "HUGE" bruh its no where near as hard as Nossal or MHS.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hels3266 on October 06, 2019, 02:59:06 pm
People who want info for JMSS go and read pages of the 2019 JMSS entrance thread. There is plenty of information for all your questions. Also go to Jayce Batallones channel for further info.   ;)

I got an accepted into JMSS in 2019. And hope to see you there. ;D  ;D

From experience. I would say the interview is MUCH harder then the test. Out of the 3000 students maybe like 2500 would pass the test but only around  +-220 students get in.

But I would suggest to look at the previous threads since they contain all the answers to the questions we asked. Our questions should be similar to yours. You will also get a pretty accurate idea of dates and when the test/interview/results email happen.

But it is approximate. Since for example. The 2019 JMSS trials, the results came unexpectedly a week earlier.

And the emails from JMSS normally comes in the junk mail. I thought I did not get in but luckily looked in junk mail. Any later and I could have lost the offer.

So hopefully I have helped. Good luck everyone. Work hard and start studying now till the test.

Start with tuitions now for JMSS it is good preparation. And actually helps in school. Since you learn ahead of class.

If I find any info I will surely help.
Mate its not 3000 students who apply for john monash LOLOL. Theres barely even a thousand. MHS has 1800 applying, theres no frieken way "John Monash" has more applying than Melbourne high or Nossal!
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: 830cracker on October 06, 2019, 04:55:51 pm
Mate its not 3000 students who apply for john monash LOLOL. Theres barely even a thousand. MHS has 1800 applying, theres no frieken way "John Monash" has more applying than Melbourne high or Nossal!

Calm down a bit bro, I tried out for nossal this year and didnít get an offer as my school reached 5% rule. Honestly, selective schools is harder to get in than jmss as u have to do really well on the test without been restricted by the 5% of ur school; but the jmss interview is also not an easy thing as well, as more than 200 ppl has got a good report and do extra curricular activities. The competition is definitely not as great as the shs, but there is still a big chance of not getting in(200 out of 1000 can get in to jmss, while 360/1800 can get in for mhs and this percentage is really close). One of my friend who is really intelligent(she got good reports) and are like state rep in a sport, still didnít manage to pass the interview stage for jmss. So not trying to make u feel bad or anything like that, but imo it is essential to show some respects no matter how mhs is harder than jmss; as I believe there is some ppl who loves science and dreams to get into jmss, just like how u do to mhs and nossal.
(Ur welcome to speak ur opinions, but please donít make statements like how I say everything wrong just because I didnít make into selectives this year)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Hels3266 on October 06, 2019, 05:32:56 pm
Calm down a bit bro, I tried out for nossal this year and didnít get an offer as my school reached 5% rule. Honestly, selective schools is harder to get in than jmss as u have to do really well on the test without been restricted by the 5% of ur school; but the jmss interview is also not an easy thing as well, as more than 200 ppl has got a good report and do extra curricular activities. The competition is definitely not as great as the shs, but there is still a big chance of not getting in(200 out of 1000 can get in to jmss, while 360/1800 can get in for mhs and this percentage is really close). One of my friend who is really intelligent(she got good reports) and are like state rep in a sport, still didnít manage to pass the interview stage for jmss. So not trying to make u feel bad or anything like that, but imo it is essential to show some respects no matter how mhs is harder than jmss; as I believe there is some ppl who loves science and dreams to get into jmss, just like how u do to mhs and nossal.
(Ur welcome to speak ur opinions, but please donít make statements like how I say everything wrong just because I didnít make into selectives this year)
Iím really sorry if I offended you, but my point is; he said ď3000 PEOPLE TRIED FOR JMSS.Ē And MHS takes 336, and last year it was 306. Jmss is barely 1000, probably 700-900.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Neutronic on October 08, 2019, 07:57:33 pm
Sorry that I said 3000. But during the announcement. Mr Corkill (Principal of JMSS) said there is around 2000 students here to participate for the exam.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: SynX on October 11, 2019, 12:05:21 pm
Same, Are you doing the Year 11 examination at JMSS?? :/
Yep failed it in yr10
Sorry that I said 3000. But during the announcement. Mr Corkill (Principal of JMSS) said there is around 2000 students here to participate for the exam.
Wait guys how many people got to the interview?
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Neutronic on October 12, 2019, 06:58:13 pm
Yep failed it in yr10 Wait guys how many people got to the interview?

Idk but it is between 1/5 and 1/3
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: MAN0033 on October 13, 2019, 05:51:39 pm
Should I go to James an  for JMSS tutoring?
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Weirdobtsarmy on October 13, 2019, 06:58:58 pm
Should I go to James an  for JMSS tutoring?
Yes u should, Iíve heard good things about that program:)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: MAN0033 on October 13, 2019, 08:11:13 pm
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: SynX on October 14, 2019, 11:29:57 am
Tutoring doesnít help much for me... Iíve done a year of them and still failed all the entrance tests this year
For SCHS I got 2 sup but donít even get an interview
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Tommy_01 on October 14, 2019, 05:21:22 pm
 i've done two years. Last year, i did not get into nossal. However, i got a late offer into suzanne cory and rejected it. This year I tried out for Nossal again and got 3 superiors and 2 above average, still did not make it (not even an interview). I also tried out for JMSS, i got an interview and but did not pass.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: Neutronic on October 20, 2019, 05:49:36 pm
Should I go to James an  for JMSS tutoring?

You should also go to a tuition called EDX institute which is for selective schools and is brilliant for JMSS. I myself went there. And got an offer from JMSS this year.
Title: Re: JMSS Preparation/Discussion ENTRY 2020
Post by: MAN0033 on October 20, 2019, 09:10:11 pm
Isn't EDX in Kambrya college?