The Opportunity Classes (OC) Test is open to Public School students in Years 4 and 5 to be selected to enter gifted and talented education classes in Years 5 and 6. Opportunity Classes are found in approximately 75 public primary schools in NSW.
“The Opportunity Class Placement Test measures ability and is set to discriminate at a very high level. Students who are accustomed to answering most questions in tests correctly should not be discouraged if they get a number of questions wrong. It is very rare for even the highest scoring candidates to score full marks on all components of the Opportunity Class Placement Test. Opportunity class entry does not depend entirely on a student’s performance in the Opportunity Class Placement Test as school assessment scores in English and Mathematics are provided by the primary schools.”
From The Official NSW Public Schools Site under Primary Schools with Opportunity Classes.
Au Academy – 2017 Opportunity Classes (OC) Test Preparation Course
Our 2017 OC Test Preparation class begins on Sunday, 8 January 2017 from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. (This will be changed to 9:30 pm to 1:15 pm as of 2 April 2017, there is no extra charge for the additional tutoring time). Students may enrol late during this period; however, it is advised that students begin the course as soon as possible to determine assessed areas where students need improvement as our program is short. To confirm your place in this program for a pre-paid trial on 8 January 2017, please contact us.
During our OC class, students take a sample OC Exam, receive explanations on test questions and receive lectures on the subjects tested (the lecture will be based on Maths, Reading Comprehension/English and General Ability). We target individual student weaknesses by providing individualised tutoring catered to your student’s weaknesses. We provide an innovative approach to teaching the OC Test as students will engage interactively with the materials via our interactive projectors, write-able walls and class discussions. The OC Preparation course includes interactive lectures, extensive study materials (e.g., homework and classwork packets), weekly mock exams, in-depth take-home guides and test analysis (breakdown of scores) for parents. We also offer FREE study support for the OC Examination, closer to the test date. For more information about our OC Preparation course or to register, please contact us or ask us a question.
What we provide:
- OC Exam every week
- Homework every week
- Classwork every week
- Engaging lectures every week (we emphasize understanding and tackle student weaknesses)
- Classroom competitions
- Secret surprise pizza parties (learning should be fun, too)
- Individualised assessment of scores
- Breakdown of scores
- FREE Study Support as the test nears
- Three hours a week – $50 per week
- Try us for one week (pre-paid) to see if we can help your child
- No commitment period. No long term contract. You can leave at any time.