In recent years the Selective High School Placement Test changed to focus on thinking skills rather than general ability. This 40 questions section requires students to understand how to think logically and…
This list of selective high school tests is an excellent tool for your test preparation. Doing past papers is an great way to find gaps in your knowledge and become familiar with the style of questions asked in the selective high school placement test.
How to Use the Past Papers
Simply having a look at the past papers and familiarising yourself with the style of questions and time frames given can help you get a better understanding of what lies ahead of you. This can take away the fear of the exam itself and better prepare you for the types of questions you will be asked.
You may want to set aside study time to attempt a past paper and highlight any questions you do not know the answer to. Do not be alarmed if there are questions you don’t know the answer to, that is exactly why doing a past paper is so useful. Your highlighted question show you what you need assistance with.
For those questions you found challenging, you can:
- read the answers or explained answers
- look through your school work to see if you have covered this type of question before
- ask your teacher or book in with a Selective High School Tutor to help fill these gaps in your knowledge and get you up to speed.
In the lead up to the test, doing regular practice papers can help you make sure you are confident with all of the material covered and help get you practiced at completing the exam efficiently. At this stage creating exam conditions as much as possible, such as setting timer, and not stopping to have a snack or take a break, can help you prepare for situations like:
- what to do if you don’t know an answer
- how to keep track of the time so you can complete all of the questions
- reducing panic and staying calm under pressure
If you still have questions this stage, asking your teacher or talking to an Selective High School Tutor is a good idea.
Selective High School Placement Test Structure
The test consists of four sections and is structured as follows:
If you are ready to practice under exam condition then taking note of the allocated time frame for each section is a good idea.
Selective High School Test Practice & Past Papers
Provided Practice Tests
The practice test papers indicate the types of questions to expect from the Selective High School Placement Test but are not the questions that will be asked on test day. You can view the questions, the answer sheets, the answers and an explanation of the answers for the multiple choice tests. Practice Writing Tests and answer sheets are also included. Students are expected to write no more than two pages.
Practice tests from the 2022 Selective High School Placement Test
Practice tests from the 2021 Selective High School Placement Test
Selective High School Preparation
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