Overcome exam nerves
Exams are never scary when a student is confident and well prepared.
ARRENDELL Education’s programs provide the ‘missing pieces’, which allow students to fully grasp concepts and to achieve success in a variety of exams; the HSC, NAPLAN or special entry exams.
Our teachers are highly qualified at sharing the right exam strategies specific to each exam, to help achieve the best results.
Merewether Selective and Scholarship Entry
What are the key dates for Merewether Selective High School Entry 2020?
- Application Period Opens: October 2018. You must apply online, no later than mid November 2018 (specific date to be confirmed by NSW DET) at schools.nsw.edu.au/shsplacement.
- Parent Notification: February 2019. A letter will be sent to applicants advising the examination venue.
- Selective Schools Placement Test: March 2019
- Notification of Placement Test Results: July 2019
Why is entry to Merewether High a priority for families?
Families choose Merewether High because of its academic standing and the enhanced opportunities the school will provide for their children. Merewether High School is an academically selective high school, catering for students from a wide geographical area within the Hunter Region. The school offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, focusing on high expectations of student academic achievement. Students attending Merewether are often characterized as high achieving and gifted students.
Why are the ARRENDELL Education Preparation Classes important?
The preparation courses are designed specifically to help students to gain entry to Merewether. Placements are highly competitive, with only approximately 10% of all candidates offered positions. Therefore, any advantage that a student can gain from thorough and focused preparation, will increase the likelihood of success in gaining entry.
Why is ARRENDELL Education so successful in preparing students for the entrance exams?
The preparation courses focus on the required skills of reading, writing, maths and general ability. They also provide guidance and practice with the typical aptitude type questions within the exams.
What success has ARRENDELL Education had in preparing students for Merewether entry?
While enrolment in the Preparation Courses is non-selective, almost all students enrolled in the ARRENDELL Merewether Preparation Courses, either gain entry into Merewether or benefit significantly with enhanced skills to manage the rigors of high school within other school settings, including the independent school sector.
How do I enrol my child into the Merewether Preparation Classes?
For further information on ARRENDELL’s Merewether Preparation Classes, or to enrol your child please contact our Program Coordinator – TBC based on integration.
Beat the NAPLAN jitters
While NAPLAN was never designed as a pass or fail type of assessment, the process can be unnecessarily daunting for young students.
To help children feel adequately prepared, ARRENDELL Education offers support and exam techniques to enable each child to do their best. Our NAPLAN tutorial sessions help reduce the stress of NAPLAN by providing students with a variety of activities aimed at developing exam technique and confidence.
Students work on:
* Language conventions of spelling, grammar and punctuation
* Reading and comprehension
* Creative writing
* Maths and problem solving
These sessions run in conjunction with the normal tutorial sessions, and are usually held during Terms One and Two.
Opportunity Class Preparation
Preparation and persistence are key...
Opportunity Classes are available at a number of local schools and cater for high achieving children in Years 5 and 6 of the public school system.
Acceptance into these classes is based on academic achievement in Years 3 and 4, as well as a placement test which is conducted in July of Year 4.
The placement test involves assessment of English (Reading), Mathematics and General Ability. Entry is dependent on the test, plus, the student’s performance in English and Mathematics which will be provided by their primary school.
To improve your child’s chances of Opportunity Class placement, ARRENDELL Education offers programs which deliver the skills they need to be exam-ready. Our tutorial sessions share the structure of the test and help children to develop skills in the areas they will be specifically tested on.