Scholarship and Selection Tests

A guide for students and parents (2nd edition)

By Rebecca Leech

This book identifies the very best student candidates for elite schools and accelerated learning programs. Many outstanding students take these tests, but there are relatively few scholarship and select-entry places offered. To be of any use, scholarship and selection tests must identify very small differences in the academic performance of very high-achieving students. The tests are demanding and the process can be very competitive. As a result, preparing, applying, and sitting for a scholarship or selection test can be a challenging process for students and parents, but this experience can also provide an opportunity for students to develop their academic skills and abilities in valuable ways. The book helps students and parents to understand scholarship and selection tests better, so that students can reach their full potential and parents can support their children do their best when it counts. Written in a clear and accessible style, this second edition contains: updated advice on preparing for scholarship and selection tests * information on dealing with gifted and talented students * resources on select-entry accelerated, high-achievement, and gifted and talented programs * details on specific scholarship and selection tests, select-entry schools, and programs * case studies and insights from participating schools * example questions and sample answers with detailed explanations, strategies, and approaches * suggestions on how students can develop the skills and abilities the tests target * guidance on how to manage expectations and better understand results.

118 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742861562