General Ability may be referred to as the General Aptitude testing or IQ (Intelligence Quotient) testing. They all refer to much the same thing.
An amount of mystery surrounds General Ability testing. This is probably because it is not an actual subject such as Science or Mathematics, nor is it taught in schools. General Ability testing is based upon the student’s ability to think and reason, but most of the questions are based on normal classroom subject matter.
The Selective School entrance test is made up of Maths, English, Writing and General Ability.
We offer variety of programs for general ability, including:
Opportunity Classes (Years 3 & 4):
Opportunity classes in New South Wales, Australia are government primary school operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities for gifted and talented children. Please refer to this link for a listing of Schools with Year 5 Opportunity Classes - http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/k-6assessments/oc_schools.php
Children gain opportunity class placement on the basis of academic merit. The main criteria for determining academic merit are Opportunity Class Placement Test results combined with school assessments. Comments made by parents and principals may be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.
Some general characteristics of gifted and talented children are listed below. It is important to note that academically gifted and talented children will not necessarily demonstrate all of these characteristics.
Is your child gifted? A gifted child:
Selective Schools (Years 5 & 6):
Selective high schools cater for highly achieving, academically gifted students. These schools can provide intellectual stimulation by grouping gifted and talented students together, concentrating school resources and using specialised teaching methods.
How does the Selective School Test Course benefit my child?
At Berlitz, we offer comprehensive tutoring courses that help your child get the best test score possible. This is our pricing and timetable:
|General Ability||$60/class/week||Saturday 10am-1pm; 1.30pm-4.30pm|
All classes are 10 weeks term. All prices exclude course materials and GST.