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March 07, 2021, 03:33:56 am

Author Topic: Last minute tips for the selective school exams  (Read 99505 times)  Share 

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Jaybird

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #225 on: January 09, 2021, 01:49:58 am »
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So I'm year 9 this year (2021) and considering applying for JMSS. Any advice? Already on planning doing Hendersons. Also, how similar would it be to a scholarship exam?

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #226 on: January 09, 2021, 12:17:51 pm »
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Hi,
I'm in Year 9 as well, but I think the maths test will be around the same. The exams are still provided by Edutest. The only difference is the science stuff.1

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #227 on: February 11, 2021, 10:40:24 pm »
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Hi
My name is abhi and I am going to sit for SHS this year . Sorry to hear that you did not able to make to SHS even you got three superiors. 5% rule is really a killer rule.

Can you please advise me the best books or texts for each one of verbal, numerical , reading and maths tests preparations. Also, which coaching is best - like james ann Henderson etc

Regards
Abhi

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #228 on: February 12, 2021, 12:04:00 pm »
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Hi
My name is abhi and I am going to sit for SHS this year . Sorry to hear that you did not able to make to SHS even you got three superiors. 5% rule is really a killer rule.

Can you please advise me the best books or texts for each one of verbal, numerical , reading and maths tests preparations. Also, which coaching is best - like james ann Henderson etc

Regards
Abhi

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #229 on: February 13, 2021, 08:23:19 am »
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Hey so I sat the selective test last year and I got into Mghs with 3 sups and a high average. Only 2 people in my entire cohort sat the test and I was the only one to make it in. As many people have mentioned before me I think your school really impacts whether you get an offer or not but of course that doesnít mean that just because you go to a non competitive school you can slack off a bit, you still need to receive at least 2 or more superiors and no averages to get an offer.

Personally, practice tests are the best way to prepare. After youíve learnt the basics of the year 10 curriculum I suggest that you either sign up for a tutor who supplies practice tests such as James An or buy online practice tests from workshops like Hendersons.

This might sound a little hypocritical but last years test was nothing like the practice papers I had done in the past, all of the tests except Reading Comp were insanely different and numerical and maths really stuffed me up since I wasnít fully prepared for the questions they gave. I wonít repeat what the questions were since a couple of people already explained them in detail before me.

Many people probably have told you not to try and work towards a mark out of 60 but my tutor would always tel me to aim for a 100% in every test so that Iíd end up with say 40/60 or something along those lines which should be enough to gain u a spot for a superior but in the end it dose really depend on how the rest of the students do on the test. For example, I absolutely ruined the math test haha I guessed like 20 questions and perhaps all the other students found it hard as well because I ended up getting a superior on it and even tho I found the numerical hard too, everyone else did way better than me and I ended up with a high average.

Just because you donít get an offer for a school doesnít mean that you arenít intelligent or worthy. More often than not the 5% rule is quite harsh and I know lots of people who were worthy of achieving a spot that didnít make it even with 4 superiors.

Not getting into a selective school isnít the end of the world and honestly there are so many private or even public schools out there that receive nearly If not the same atar results as selective schools.

I hope everyone who sits the test this year gets to do it in June unlike last year lol if anyone needs some practice tests or advice Iíll be happy to help :)


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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #230 on: February 13, 2021, 05:54:34 pm »
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yep, you are correct. I got the same as score as you but didn't get in.

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #231 on: February 27, 2021, 05:54:34 pm »
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Hey everyone!! I read the whole thing on this thread and wanted to ask if anyone is giving the test for 2022?? Drop some tips and topics you should cover for the test as I am giving the test this year too!!
Hoping to get some replies!! :))

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #232 on: March 01, 2021, 11:52:31 pm »
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Hi Ureba
I am going to sit for selective school test in 2022.

Will be very thankful to you, if you can give me some tips, especially for verbal reasoning and writing .

Thanks in advance

Sonu

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Re: Last minute tips for the selective school exams
« Reply #233 on: March 04, 2021, 07:28:19 am »
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I am also personally stuck with verbal reasoning and writing lol but I do know that you should read novels and then learn the vocabulary in them or see how verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc end in so when they ask for similar meanings for a word if it's from the same group like if both of them are verbs they are similar. You can see if they are verbs by how they end or start. Hope this makes sense in I am confusing!:/