School Year 3 - Year 6

Critical Thinking ,Problem Solving ,Spatial Reasoning

2021 has seen a lot of change, however one that is especially prevalent is the introduction of the new Thinking Skills topic in both the Selective and O.C tests.  With a completely new subject introduced to the tests, the majority of students were taken aback with a large difference between the original General Ability subject and the newer Thinking Skills subject.  Despite this sudden change in curriculum, we at PEN Education are always ready and have already prepared a new Thinking Skills course in order to provide a major advantage to your children. Our teaching staff already includes numerous teachers who are now well-versed in the topic to a point where they can be considered experts.  You can expect for your children to be well-guided and led to a complete understanding of this new topic and the intricacies that lie within it.     


The Selective High School Placement Test is designed to measure your child’s ability through tests in reading, mathematics, general ability and writing. The test is held only in NSW and only on a specific date given by the NSW Department of Education each year.

The Selective High School Placement Test consists of a 20-minute writing test and three 40-minute multiple-choice tests in:

  • Reading (45 questions)
  • Mathematics (40 questions)
  • General ability (60 questions)

In addition to this, there is also a writing task, this involves being given a stimulus for the writing test – an image, statement, heading or question. Assessment for the writing test is based on: Whether the writing is about the stimulus topic (No marks will be awarded if the writing is not based on the topic), quality of thinking about a topic, organisation of ideas, and use of language.

When is Selective school placement test?

  • 2020 Thursday 12 March 2020




Course v/s Center Detail
No One Center Avilable of this course at your location.Please change the pincode to get the nearest center.
Not Available On Any Centers Yet !!


These are the demand programs that are students mostly enrol in. See More Courses