Accelerated ACER Scholarship Preparation Holiday Special Course
Tutors SA offers special scholarship preparation courses for students currently in Years 5 and 6 in 2020, targeting ACER Scholarship and Ignite Entry Exams organised by the Australian Council for Education and Research (ACER). Please note that places are limited and students are selected and grouped based on a selection test for these courses held at Tutors SA Centres.
With increasing popular demand, we are pleased to inform that enrolments are now open for our ACER/Ignite focused holiday course offered at Tutors SA targeting February 2021 ACER Scholarship Tests and Ignite Entry Exams.
Our main scholarship preparation course started in July 2020 and the enrolments for this main course are now closed as all 10 groups are full. We offered an additional course in October school holidays to support increasing demand from parents. Collectively we are tutoring and mentoring about 110 students to prepare for the ACER/Ignite exams.
This is an exciting opportunity to support students who missed joining our previous scholarship preparation courses with our intensive “Accelerated ACER Scholarship and Ignite Entry Exam Holiday Special Course” held at our Campbelltown Centre in January 2021.
Exceptional Achievements in 2020:
Based on results we have been informed so far, overall there are 22 successful offers.
Ignite: 12 Offers so far – 3 students are in Top 25 out of 570 students who sat for the Ignite entrance exam at Glenunga International High School.
ACER: 10 Offers so far in renown schools (St Peter’s College, St Peter’s Girls’ School, Walford Anglican School for Girls, Rostrevor College).
Other (ALEAP, STEM): Exams were cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020. Several students have received interviews during the selection process.
Exceptional Achievements in 2019:
Based on results we have been informed, overall there were 24 successful offers.
Ignite (Round 1 offers): 11 Offers – In which 4 out of 11 students were in Top 25 out of 522 students who sat for the Ignite entrance exam. In addition, one outstanding student ranked 2nd in English out of the total participants who sat for the exam.
ACER: 9 Offers in renown schools.
1 – 75% scholarship (Pembroke)
3 – 50% scholarship (St Paul’s Boys School, Pulteney Grammar, Prescott)
3 – 25% scholarship (Pembroke, Woodcroft, Prince Alfred College)
Other (ALEAP, STEM): 5 Offers in renown schools.
3 – ALEAP – Adelaide High School
2 – Accelerated STEM Program – Norwood Morialta High School
Exceptional Achievements in 2018:
Overall 37 students were offered ACER scholarships or passed Ignite entry exam and other similar entry exams.
Ignite: 20 students were successful in Ignite exam, which is an outstanding achievement for Tutors SA (Outstanding 60% Success Rate).
ACER: 10 ACER scholarships were offered to our students from some of the prestigious schools in Adelaide (Such as Prince Alfred College, St Peter’s Girls’ School, St Peter’s College, Immanuel College, Seymour College).
Other: 7 students succeeded (Adelaide High ALEAP, Adelaide Botanic High School – STEM, Norwood Morialta High – Accelerated STEM Program, Brighton High School – Think Bright Program).
Key Information Summary:
- Initial selection and grouping test:
- Please contact us for available test dates.
- Location: Donash Education Centre, 27 Montacute Road Campbelltown SA 5074
- Register for the Initial Selection and Grouping Test HERE.
- Course details
- Sessions will start on 11th January 2021, Monday at 10.00am until Friday, 22nd January 2021 at the Campbelltown Centre. A total of 8 sessions (5-hrs per session) within a 2-week timeframe will be held, with options for additional revision sessions in February 2021.
- We will also be offering FREE Maths & English homework help sessions to our enrolled students.
- Please refer to the attached information letter for the specific course dates and times.
- Initial selection and grouping test: $45.00 (including GST).
- Please see the attached information letter under section 8 for the course fee information. A special discount applies if you enrol and make the full payment for the bundle package that includes the main course and the Feb 2021 revision sessions by 11 December 2020.
Please read the Scholarship Class Information Package for the full course details.
What is in the Information Package?
1. Parent Testimonials
2. Past ACER Scholarship and Ignite Entry Exam Results Summary
3. What is ACER Private School Scholarship Test and Ignite Entry Test?
4. Who is this test for?
5. What are our goals in preparing students for the ACER/Ignite scholarship tests?
6. What are the course details and structure?
7. What is the selection process for the Tutors SA scholarship classes?
8. ACER/Ignite Course Payment Schedule
9. Enrolment, Payment and Cancellation Policy
10. What are the other requirements and points to consider?
What is ACER Private School Scholarship Test?
ACER Scholarship Tests is a series of academic ability tests conducted by independent schools in order to award academic scholarships. Several independent schools in South Australia participate in the Australian Cooperative Entry Program (ACEP). Independent schools around Australia choose a testing date which best suits their school needs. For more information – visit the ACER Website.
Who is this test for?
We will be targeting “Secondary Level – 1” – For students entering Year 7 or 8 in 2022. Therefore, we will be opening opportunities for students currently in school years 5 and 6 in 2020.
Generally, tests are held in February each year, and hence it is anticipated the next test will be held in February 2021, for 2022 school entrance.
Main Scholarship and Entry Exams covered through our ACER/Ignite course:
|Main Scholarship Test/ Entry Exam||Participating Schools|
|1. Ignite Entry Exam||· Glenunga International High School
· The Heights School
· Aberfoyle Park High School
|2. ACER/ACEP Private School Scholarship Test||Over 30 private and independent schools|
|3. STEM Pathways Program||Adelaide Botanic High School|
|4. Accelerated STEM Program||Norwood Morialta High School|
|5. Special Language Entry Program (ALEAP)||Adelaide High School|
What is the test structure?
We prepare students for all 4 separate tests within the ACER exam, namely:
Test 1: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes)
Test 2: Humanities – Comprehension and Interpretation (multiple choice, 40 minutes)
Test 3: Mathematics (multiple choice, 40 minutes)
Test 4: Written Expression (extended response, 25 minutes)
How we prepare students for the ACER/Ignite scholarship test?
- Our focus is on enhancing our students’ core abilities in Maths, Creative and Persuasive Writing, and Humanities which are essential for this Scholarship test.
- We teach, train and mentor our students in “study techniques”, “exam techniques”, “time management skills” and work extensively to improve their “exam finishing skills”.
- We teach techniques to improve students confident in their abilities, and have the skill to work under-pressure during exam conditions to a greater degree therefore improving our students’ results.
- We follow a structured approach that teaches and challenges students in various aspects which trains our students in the best possible way.
- Every week, we give exercises and practice tests followed by regular homework to reinforce learning.
Contact us now for more information.
- Lessons 8
- Exams 10+
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Curriculum Australian
- Students 10