Scholarship Exam Strategy for Australian Schools

The school system in Australia provides several possibilities for pupils of all ages. While public schools exist, many families prefer to send their children to independent schools. These schools provide a variety of services and perks, but they are also more expensive. Fortunately, there are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to help families cover the cost of tuition.

This article will present an overview of independent school scholarships in Australia. We'll review the many scholarships available, how to apply, and how to make the most of these possibilities. Thorough preparation is key to success. Begin by investigating the schools in which your child is interested. Examine each school's scholarship offers and qualifying requirements. Some schools administer challenging math tests, while others, such as EduTest and Acer, prioritise quick computations and short questions. Reading comprehension is an essential component of the scholarship test. EduTest, for instance, provides various articles or excerpts from renowned stories and asks pupils to read the passage and answer several questions about it. It would be best if you improved your reading speed and vocabulary, as passages can be pretty difficult near the end. Please make sure to check the school's website for the correct exam provider (e.g., Edutest, Acer, AAS, or Customized exams).



Australian Mathematics challenge (AMC)

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

Australian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiad (APSMO)

Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF)

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Mensa IQ Tests

UK Mathematics Challenge

EDUTEST Online Practice Tests

ACER Online and downloadable Practice Tests

AAS Online Practice Tests


Exam strategies

# Practice challenging math problems.

# EduTest requires mental math for the shorter problems  that need precision and accuracy.

# Reading and memorisation of words. These are necessary skills for Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

# Write at least two essays every week and have them graded by a teacher or guardian.

# Practice IQ-style questions to keep your mind sharp.


Sample Essays








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