What makes our program successful
- The only research-based learning centre (Cognitive Load Theory)
- Program developed by the founder – Dr Majeda Awawdeh-Caleo (previously managed ICAS exams at UNSW)
- Fully qualified educators with many years of experience
- Specialised small groups
- Multiple mock tests followed by constructive feedback
GEA has years of proven results preparing students for the opportunity class placement test.
GEA is a research-based learning centre where teaching for understanding leads to independent learners. Our courses follow a structured design using Cognitive Load Theory. The OC program is planned to include the three areas that are assessed: English, Mathematics and General Ability. Our OC course enhances students’ performance across these disciplines. In addition, it includes reasoning, problem-solving, exam strategies, extended vocabulary, extensive general ability and time management and cognitive load management.
These OC classes in government schools in NSW cater for academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6. They provide a rich and intellectually stimulating educational environment. Students who wish to be placed in OC in Year 5 need to sit the test in Year 4.
The entry into OC determined by two factors:
1) Students’ results in the OC Test English (reading comprehension), Mathematics and General Ability
2) Students’ school’s assessment of their performance in English and Mathematics in Year 4 and Year 3 performance and NAPLAN.
Global Education Academy encourages students to start their preparation as early as possible to improve their school results and enhance their skills, in addition to the actual preparation for the OC Placement Test.
What the OC Placement Test involves:
There are two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) to the test each comprising multiple-choice questions in:
- English (total 20 questions)
- Mathematics (total 20 questions)
- General Ability (total 30 questions)
The two parts are not discrete. Each part’s duration is 30 minutes. Each part includes 10 questions of Mathematics, 10 questions in English and 15 questions of General Ability.
Sessions at Global Education Academy are conducted in a supportive, friendly and engaging learning environment where the academic development of each student comes first. We offer our students many hours of extra support.
Students attend a 4-hour class once a week for 25 sessions. Term 1 and Term 2 and 5 intensive days in the holiday before the test (July).
The program includes a few mock tests where students complete each test under exam conditions. These mock tests mimic the actual test. Comprehensive feedback is given to students in the following session.
Each term students receive a GEA book that is mapped to the syllabus and written based on Cognitive Load Theory.
In week 9 of each term students are assessed to measure their progress. Full feedback is given to students. Parents receive a comprehensive report of their child’s progress. Week 10 is the consolidation week.
Testimonial: I enrolled my son in the OC program at GEA after the school called me and said that my son was disengaged at school. Since his attendance at GEA, I have noticed the change in his attitude. I don’t get the usual complaints about being bored at school any more. His attitude is very positive and he is super organised now. Thank you.
OUR STORY IN 2 MINUTES