Take Advantage Of Your Second Chance!
The process of preparing for the Victorian Selective Schools exam can be daunting. Firstly, students are required to sit a gruelling 3 hour exam which will test students on concepts beyond the Year 8 curriculum. After passing to a high enough standard, students may find themselves just missing out due to the 5% rule.
What is the 5% rule?
The maximum number of students admitted to the four selective schools from any one school must not exceed 5% of that school’s year 8 enrolment. For example, if there are 100 students in year 8 at a school, then no more than a total of five may be selected, even though more students may have reached the required academic threshold.
What does this mean for you?
For students who missed out due to their exam performance, approximately 5 percent of students will be offered a place at the principal’s discretion based on their co-curricular activities, community service and leadership skills.
What does this process involve?
Students given the opportunity to apply for the principal’s discretionary category, are firstly required to write an application letter, similar to an employment cover letter, outlining why they feel they would be a good fit for their chosen school.
If the school is impressed by your response, they will invite you to sit a group and face to face interview with the principal who will make the final selection.
The challenge for many students is that, even if they are a ‘perfect fit’, they may not have the skills or experience to communicate this clearly to their target school.
This is exactly why we created this bundle.
We have combined both resources into this highly valuable package, giving you every opportunity to refine your responses and prepare for both components.
After helping countless students with their application letter and interview, we have produced an all in one resource that provides you with a structured way to think about the application letter, interview and practical strategies on how to weave your skills and talents into your response effectively.
More specifically, in this package you’ll learn;
* how to structure and write a winning application letter
* how to structure responses to tough interview questions
* how to conduct yourself in the group interview
* what ‘winning’ responses look like.
Who Is This Package Designed For?
We designed this package for parents and students who are looking for a practical guide to help them structure and write an effective school application letter and formulate effective responses to past interview questions.
This book is particularly valuable to students preparing for:
- the selective schools principal’s discretionary category application letter
- the selective schools group and face to face interview.
What Do You Receive In This Pack?
You will receive two digital books (PDF) that will help you structure and write the application letter and prepare for a school interview.
All of our packages are delivered as digital books (PDFs)** **and all purchases can be downloaded for immediate use.
How Should I Use This Package?
These resources give you essential and practical tips that can be applied in a short period of time to prepare for what can be a very daunting experience for most students. Feeling confident and prepared is what we aim to do in these succinct and example driven resources.
Through a number of different strategies, we aim to help you formulate natural, confident and well structured responses.
Why You Should Purchase This Package
Often, students are given one week to write an application letter which will hopefully secure them a place at the interview stage. Writing this letter can be stressful, particularly if you have never written one before and especially with such high stakes! We have found that the process is even harder for students who are inexperienced and may lack the tools to prepare and write this letter. We designed this book after helping many different students with this very process over several years to provide students with a broad set of tools they can use for any school application.
So if you’re struggling with where to start in writing a letter to apply for the principal’s discretionary category, and would like valuable tips on how to structure responses in the interview, this is the package for you.