OC/Selective Holiday Program

Starting Monday 4th July – Thursday 14 July

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The OC/Selective Holiday Program is a course package designed to prepare students in Year 4 and Year 5 for OC/Selective High School Placement Exam.

As part of this program, students will practice tests for three subjects: Rocket Maths , Reading Heroes and Thinking Skills . Each of these subjects will equip students with the skills needed to prepare them for all three components of the OC/Selective Placement exam, and beyond in their future education.

For new Ingenious Academy students:

To enrol your child into this holiday program, they must be in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6.

For existing Ingenious Academy students:

Current students who are enrolled in either one or more of the following courses (Rocket Maths, Reading Heroes, Super Writers & Thinking Skills) can enrol in the Holiday Program. Note that enrolling in this special course will increase a student's subject load.

Frequently Asked Questions about the OC/Selective School Placement Exam

What are Opportunity Classes?

Opportunity classes (OC) are classes located at selected government primary schools, that cater towards academically talented Year 5 and Year 6 students. In OC classes, students are given the opportunity to work on extended material with peers of similar ability.

What is a Selective School?

Selective Schools are schools which admit students on the basis of academic merit. These schools predominantly cater to academically-gifted students. Because of their academic criterion, selective high schools are unzoned, meaning parents can apply regardless of where they live.   

Who can enrol into Opportunity Classes? Should I enrol my child?

All Year 4 students are eligible for enrolment into an OC through the OC placement test. In deciding whether or not your child should enrol, it is important to consider your child’s personality and academic performance. The OC will benefit students who need to be challenged and thrive in a competitive atmosphere.

What are the different types of selective schools?

There are two key types of selective schools: fully-selective where all students are admitted based on the Selective School Placement Exam, and partially-selective, which have separate selective classes and non-selective classes for local students.

In total, there are 17 fully-selective schools and 25 partially-selective schools. Thus, places in Selective Schools are competitive and limited.

What is the Opportunity Class Placement Test?

The OC placement test is a rigorous exam required for admission into OC. In 2021, the Opportunity class placement test will change, with the topics tested being:

  • Reading Comprehension (25 Questions – 30 minutes)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (35 Questtions – 40 minutes)
  • Thinking Skills (30 Questions – 30 minutes)

What is the Selective High School Placement Test?

The Selective High School Placement Test is a rigorous exam required for admission into Selective Schools. The test consists of four topics: 

  • Reading Comprehension (40 minutes, 30 multiple choice questions)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (40 minutes, 35 multiple choice questions)
  • Thinking Skills (40 minutes, 40 multiple choice questions)
  • Writing (30 minutes, 1 open-ended question)

How do I book my child for this Holiday Program?

Send us an email at info@ingenious-academy.com or click CONTACT US NOW.

Seats will be allocated on First come First Serve basis as we have limited spots available!

Courses Covered:

Rocket Maths

For Mathematical Reasoning 

Rocket Maths is our fun and exciting maths course that teaches mental math techniques and their application to real-life problems. The aim of Rocket Maths is to grow your child’s confidence in maths as well as their speed and efficiency in solving questions. As part of the Rocket Maths course, students will:

  • Learn a variety of mental math concepts and techniques ranging from Multiplication and Division to Algebra and Probability
  • Apply learned concepts and techniques in real-life situations such as money maths and problem solving
  • Develop their ability to think logically and reason mathematically
  • Complete regular trial tests to gauge overall performance and improve exam skills

Reading Heroes

For Reading and Language Conventions

Reading Heroes is our exciting language course that aims to develop strong and capable readers. In Reading Heroes, students will cover the key language conventions, ranging from spelling, grammar and punctuation to vocabulary and comprehension. As part of the course, students will:

  • Read a variety of texts ranging from persuasive texts to poetry and letters
  • Expand their vocabulary and understanding with weekly vocabulary exercises
  • Strengthen their confidence in spelling, grammar, punctuation and comprehension skills
  • Complete regular trial tests to gauge overall performance and improve exam skills

Thinking Skills

For Reasoning and Critical Thinking 

Thinking Skills is our unique course designed to develop a student’s critical thinking, problem-solving and reasoning skills. In this course, students will exercise their brains as they are exposed to a variety of questions and scenarios designed to test their critical thinking ability. As part of the Thinking Skills course, students will:

  • Learn skills such as analysing information, thinking critically and reasoning
  • Practice their critical thinking skills across a wide variety of scenarios and examples
  • Develop confidence in solving various problems
  • Complete regular trial tests to gauge overall performance and improve exam skills

Trial Tests

OC/ Selective Mock Tests

As part of the this crash course, students will appear for OC/Selective Exam trial tests (digital/on paper) to further develop their skills and confidence.

  • Each session, students will have a trial test for questions across Mathematical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Thinking Skills or Writing.
  • Students will receive detailed, personalised feedback at the end of each test including specific strategies to correct their mistakes and fill knowledge gaps
  • The trial tests are carefully created to mimic the difficulty and latest style of the actual OC/Selective exam. They are designed to give students the confidence they need for the real exam.

If interested, please CONTACT US NOW. Seats will be allocated on First come First Serve basis as we have limited spots available!