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VIC Selective Exam Preparation for Grade 8 and Grade 9
Selective Exam Preparation - VIC (Grade 8 and 9)
What is Victorian Selective School Test & How to Prepare Your Child for It?
The Victorian Selective School Test is a highly competitive five-part exam that determines whether a student will gain admission to one of Victoria's four prestigious public selective schools, namely, Melbourne High, The MacRobertson Girls High School, Suzanne Cory, and Nossal. The exam is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the Department of Education. This test is significant because it helps identifying academically gifted students, promoting academic excellence, encouraging competition, and offering educational opportunities to students.
What is VIC Selective Exam?
The Victorian Selective Exam is a test used to determine admission to selective high schools in the Australian State of Victoria. The intellectual excellence and demanding curriculum offered by these schools are well known. A student's reading, maths, writing, and general aptitude will all be evaluated in the test. No section will require more knowledge than what is taught in Year 8. The exam is a multiple-choice test that is given in one sitting, usually in the month of July each year.
Exam Overview:
The Victorian Selective Exam is a written assessment, designed to test ability rather than achievement and will include a focus on higher order thinking skills. The exam is divided into four sections, each of which assesses different abilities:
1. Reasoning – Reading
2. Reasoning – Mathematics
3. General Ability – Verbal
4. General Ability – Quantitative
5. Writing
Students were accepted into selective schools and several even received scholarship offers once this was addressed, turning their writing from "average" to "superior" in the process.

For multiple-choice questions, it’s important to practise (again), fill in knowledge gaps, and develop techniques to help your child deal with various topics and do so in an efficient manner. Our online courses include these techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tutoring is a great supplement to your child’s schooling. However, it’s not always about improving their marks.

If your child is feeling frustrated with learning, or if you are looking to advance his or her skills, tutoring could be your answer.

SMAVY understands that each child has unique skill sets. It’s also our job to help your child discover their strongest skills and truest talents to make them savvy adults.

Yes! Get a choose your tutor  and experience a session before committing your time, money, and energy.

Unlike other tutoring service providers where the parents are expected to pay upfront without first-hand experience, SMAVY makes sure you’re confident before putting in the work.

Absolutely! You have access to our online portal where you can see your child’s progress, and how they are developing within our learning plan.

You can also check in regularly with the tutor at your most convenient time.

Yes! Each child learns differently. It is SMAVY’s priority to give your child a personalised curriculum to accommodate their unique learning needs.

Also, once you’ve chosen your best tutor, you can keep working with them even if your kid goes up a grade.

This minimises disruption in their learning and is especially useful for kids who take time to socially adapt.

Of course! We believe your child’s potential is limitless. SMAVY provides enriched currriculum classes based on a custom program, so your child can become an even better student.

We support subjects for primary and secondary school (K-9) students throughout the year. Our subjects include reading, math, science, writing, and more. Learn more about our courses here.

Your tutoring package includes UNLIMITED access to an advanced learning platform.

Use it in-between lessons for a more personalised and blended learning path. It’s built to improve participation and enable student enrichment.

We screen our tutors and employ only the experienced experts.

As part of their onboarding process, the tutors are trained with online teaching techniques learned from University of New South Wales’ curriculum.

They’re equipped with scientifically proven learning techniques like Spaced Repetition, and Active Recall.

No. Dip your toes in before diving in and paying! Before you start your lessons, you have an option to sign up for a demo session. You don’t have to enroll until you’re satisfied with the lessons and the tutor. Once that’s arranged, you can then pay for advanced sessions (or start with just one).

We aim to bring affordable quality education to every household. Get more value by paying per session, and not for a whole curriculum. Your personalised curriculum will first be planned out. Once you’re satisfied, the price will be discussed between you and our sales team.

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