Scholarship Exam Preparation

Scholarship examinations for private schools have a different purpose from ordinary classroom tests.  While an ordinary school exam aims to measure what has already been taught and should have been learnt, scholarship exams aim to predict the future achievement of the child.

We have provided a list of some of the Scholarship schools (Link) along with the date of exam and company that prepared the exam.  

Understanding the format of the exam is the first step in your child's preparation.  You will note that the formats of ACER, Academic Assessment Services and Edutest format differ.  Scotch College prepare their own papers.

ACER Scholarship format

ACER has been writing exam papers for over forty years.  They are the predominant company for scholarship exams. 

Edutest Scholarship Format

This company uses the same format for scholarship and accelerated programs.

Those students wishing to apply for scholarships or places at some schools will need to sit at the earliest exam and share the results with any other school, after paying a fee to each school.

Academic Assessment Services Exam Format

This company prepares exams for a small number of schools. They substitute the opinion writing piece with general abilities testing.

ACER

Academic Assessment Services (AAS)

Creative Writing

Opinion Writing

Reading Comprehension

Mathematics

* We recommend two practice exams. Two different sets of papers are available.

Creative Writing or Opinion Writing

Verbal Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Mathematics

* We have written one set of papers for a practice exam.

Scotch College

Edutestâ„¢

Creative Writing or Opinion Writing

Reading Comprehension

Mathematics 

Verbal Reasoning

* At least one Practice Exam

Creative Writing

Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

* We recommend two practice exams. Two different sets of papers are available.