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ICAS school competitions

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ICAS continues to lead the way in international academic competitions. Over 10 million school students from 16,000 schools across 41 countries have been inspired, celebrated and challenged since the annual event began over 40 years ago. ICAS recognises academic performance in a way others celebrate achievements in sport or the arts. Students can sit up to six literacy and STEM papers including English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Writing and Spelling Bee. The questions are engaging and fun and have been designed by psychometricians, education measurement experts and experienced teachers to push students to their academic limits, as well as test higher-order thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) -2023

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Click here for the past Exam Papers and Answers for free!! Australia’s largest and longest running maths competition is back for 2024! Available for years 3-12, the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) takes place Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 August 2024. Uniquely designed each year by leading educators and academics, the AMC is designed to challenge and extend your students’ problem-solving skills. Printed paper entries close Friday 5 July and online entries close Tuesday 2 August 2024. Visit the Australian Maths Trust website to sign up today.

Haileybury Academic Scholarships

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Students who are currently in Years 3, 5 and 8 in 2024 are invited to participate in testing for entry to Years 5, 7 and 10 in 2026. Testing areas includes literacy, numeracy and comprehension. Academic Scholarship testing is administered by Edutest. More Info

How to Write a Scholarship Essay

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Many scholarship examinations contain an essay component, in which the student has to write 1-2 essays quickly. This section is usually the most challenging and stressful, and examiners often use it to choose the ideal candidate for schools. However, with the right strategies in mind, one can quickly master this component and receive a significant advantage over other students. In scholarships, the two predominant writing formats are a creative piece, a fictional story designed to hook readers, and a persuasive one, a piece to convince readers to accept a particular idea or opinion that you’re putting forward. These essays can be written in 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the type of exam that you are undertaking.

Uni Melb - Upcoming free maths & stats programs

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Research Competition : The competition provides school-aged students with the opportunity to understand what it means to conduct mathematical and statistical research. It is free to enter and there are cash prizes up for grabs! Entering the competition is simple and does not require prior registration. To enter, students simply submit a project before the deadline. Project submissions are open now and will close 31 July 2024. Micro Mathematicians : Micro Mathematicians is an enrichment program aimed at advanced students in years 5 to 10 who have an interest in mathematics beyond the classroom. The program offers a range of free virtual and in-person workshops throughout the year. Students will take part in a variety of activities across a range of topics designed to promote mathematical investigation at a high level. We have new workshops available in July, applications are being accepted until 16 June 2024.

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge - for Free (2024) !

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Bebras is a fun and engaging computational thinking challenge for students in Years 3 to 12. It is an international challenge that involves over 2.9 million students from 60 countries. Coding skills are not required to complete the Bebras Challenge. The challenge is open twice a year for three weeks and each round has different questions. Students can participate individually or in teams of up to four. Lithuanian for beaver, Bebras was the name chosen by the founder of the challenge, Professor Valentina Dagiene from the University of Vilnius, in honour of the animal’s collaborative nature and strong work ethic. The Challenge is coordinated by the International Bebras Committee which meets annually to assess potential questions and share resources. Bebras Australia began in 2014 and was delivered by CSIRO until 2023. From 2024, the AMT is delivering the Bebras Challenge in Australia. With support from CSIRO, the AMT will provide the Bebras Challenge free of charge for Australi

UKMT - Junior Mathematical Challenge

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The UK Mathematical Challenge is an annual competition aimed at stimulating mathematical problem-solving among students in the United Kingdom. Organized by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), the challenge is open to students from primary school through to sixth form (ages 11-18). Participants are presented with a series of engaging and thought-provoking mathematical problems, designed to test their problem-solving skills, mathematical reasoning, and creativity. The competition is divided into different levels, including the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Challenges, catering to students of varying abilities. It not only encourages students to develop their mathematical abilities but also fosters a love for the subject and provides an opportunity for them to showcase their talents on a national level. The UK Mathematical Challenge has become a prestigious event within the mathematics education community, attracting thousands of participants each year and serving as a platform to celebr