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SomeGuy101

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2019, 12:09:57 pm »
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Hello StudyFREAK
I got in with four superiors but a friend of mine got in with 2 superiors and a below average in the writings. Although he didn't get a first round offer but he did get an offer a few months later.
I hope this helped. :)

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2019, 11:43:35 pm »
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Hi guys, I did it last year. As far as I know:

You need to get over two hurdles: your overall mark needs to reach a certain minimum (varies year to year) and you also need to be better than some of the exam-goers from your school (if there are more than 5% of the year level sitting the exam). The first hurdle is not too bad and the second greatly depends on the school.

As someone already said, two Sups are not necessarily better than a sup and a AA: like, 90 + 90 vs 99 + 88.

As such, questions asking about how a certain result would fare will NOT have accurate / meaningful answers.

For argument sake, if a school has a yr8 cohort of 100, while six students sat the selective school exam and all scored 6 Sups - then there would be someone missing out even with 6 sups.

Of course, in most real world scenarios things are not so extreme at all. The common consensus on this sub (at least from what I read) was multiple S and AA while without any A were good marks.

There could be gender difference as well. I think there are considerable more boy places than girls, though there were also more boys applying / sitting the exam. Maybe overall it is still favouriting boys?  >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2019, 11:50:30 pm »
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Maths - Sup
Verbal - Sup
Numerical - Sup
Reading Comp. - Sup
Creative Writing - Av
Persuasive - High Av

(Edit: got into NHS first round offer)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 11:58:44 pm by LAH0001 »

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2019, 12:19:49 am »
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I go to an average, not-so-academic private school, thereís about 7-8 people trying out. What scores should I aim for?

Also english/writing isnít my strength but can I afford to do badly on them if I smash out maths / numerical?

Hoping to get into Suzanne Cory btw

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2019, 01:21:31 am »
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I go to an average, not-so-academic private school, thereís about 7-8 people trying out. What scores should I aim for?

Also english/writing isnít my strength but can I afford to do badly on them if I smash out maths / numerical?

Hoping to get into Suzanne Cory btw

Hey! I went to an average private school in year 8 with less than 10 people trying out too, and got into Cory (first round) with:
> three superiors in maths, numerical & verbal reasoning
> three averages in reading comprehension & both writings
This was in 2014 though so take it with a grain of salt.
As you can see, English wasnít my strength either but maths carried hard. But Iíd say donít go into the test with the mindset of ĎIíll do well in maths so I can afford to mess up englishí, bc you never know what could happen in the test.

Also, not exactly related but just want to put it out there that your select entry test results arenít reflective of how you will do in year 9 and beyond - and certainly does not apply to VCE. I know people who got 5+ superiors who flunked everything once they got in and also those who didnít even get a PD but still did incredibly well later on. They are also NOT reflective of what your true strengths are. For example, I got average in reading & both writings but ended up doing mostly essay-based subjects for VCE.

Tl;dr - donít stress about your scores too much.
Ancient History [46], Mathematical Methods [40], Literature, LOTE, GloPol, Chem

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2019, 05:55:55 pm »
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Hi guys, I did it last year. As far as I know:

You need to get over two hurdles: your overall mark needs to reach a certain minimum (varies year to year) and you also need to be better than some of the exam-goers from your school (if there are more than 5% of the year level sitting the exam). The first hurdle is not too bad and the second greatly depends on the school.

As someone already said, two Sups are not necessarily better than a sup and a AA: like, 90 + 90 vs 99 + 88.

As such, questions asking about how a certain result would fare will NOT have accurate / meaningful answers.

For argument sake, if a school has a yr8 cohort of 100, while six students sat the selective school exam and all scored 6 Sups - then there would be someone missing out even with 6 sups.

Of course, in most real world scenarios things are not so extreme at all. The common consensus on this sub (at least from what I read) was multiple S and AA while without any A were good marks.

There could be gender difference as well. I think there are considerable more boy places than girls, though there were also more boys applying / sitting the exam. Maybe overall it is still favouriting boys?  >:( >:( >:(

Oh wow! I was just wondering, for the Reading Comprehension test, how big are the paragraphs approximatly and on a scale of 1-10 how hard are they to understand?

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2019, 06:25:45 pm »
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Oh wow! I was just wondering, for the Reading Comprehension test, how big are the paragraphs approximatly and on a scale of 1-10 how hard are they to understand?

Ummm, I can only remember Reading Comprehension was the easiest, so difficulty level was not too bad. I had a bit time to spare at the end as well - paragraph lengths seemed OK.

All the best!
 

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2019, 07:40:03 pm »
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mathematics: superior
numerical reasoning: superior
verbal reasoning: superior
reading comp: superior
persuasive: high avergae
creative: high average

1st round macrob
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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2019, 09:18:03 pm »
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2017 Y9 Selective School exam results
maths- superior
numerical reasoning- superior
verbal reasoning- superior
reading comprehension- high average
creative - high average
persuasive - high average
 
School attended in 2017: Parkdale Secondary College
literally no competition. only my friend and i sat the test and both got in ;D; cohort size approx. 300.

MHS 1st round offer.

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Re: Selective school year 9 scores
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2019, 09:23:26 pm »
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maths, numerical reasoning, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning - superior
creative and persuasive writing - high average
first round