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Opportunity Class Tutoring

The 2020 OC Placement Test date is now the 18th of November

We have preparation courses right up until the test date!


Opportunity Class Spring Holiday Intensive Course & Term 4 Preparation (Wk 1-5)

10 X 4 Hour Sessions Total

Each session includes Maths, GA & English. Taught by highly qualified teachers in small groups.

  • 5 Sessions in our Spring Holiday Intensive Course: 9am – 1pm, Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd October.
  • 5 Sessions in Term 4 (Wk 1-5). Click here for class times


Give them the future they deserve

Global Education Academy provides specialised tutoring for the Opportunity Class Placement Test

(Useful also for private school entry tests/scholarships)

What makes our coaching program successful

  • The only research-based learning centre (Cognitive Load Theory)
  • Program developed by the founder – Dr Majeda Awawdeh (previously managed  ICAS exams at UNSW)
  • Fully qualified educators with many years’ experience
  • Specialised small groups
  • multiple mock tests followed by constructive feedback


Opportunity Class Program

  • Hours: 4 Hours per week; 2 hours of English, writing and GA + 2 hours of Maths and GA
  • Finish: 14 November (2020 only)
  • Includes: mock tests (1 hour each)
  • Exam-style questions
  • Exam techniques
  • Reducing cognitive load techniques

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 is 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. (Students in 2020 will be placed on test results only.)

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.

How close are you to unlocking your child’s full potential?


Our Students Receive


Guaranteed Improvement

Not only do we guarantee improvement but your child will be confident, passionate and engaged.


Open Communication

Consistent feedback from beginning to end. 2-way communication stream to unlock, reach and expand your child's full potential with life-long skills.


Expertise You Can Trust

A team of qualifed, experienced and passionate teachers. With over 1000 years of combined experience.

GEA Course Materials

Each term, students receive a GEA book that is mapped to the syllabus and based on proven research.


Mindfulness intervals implemented into our courses.

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Proven Teaching Methodology

Our 5 C-Method is specifically developed to unlock your child's true potential.

Contact Us

Global Education Academy

1/ 53-55 Montgomery Street Kogarah NSW

4 William Street, Turramurra NSW

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1300 001 432

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