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Selective Schools Tutoring

Give them the future they deserve

Global Education Academy provides specialised tutoring for entrance into a Selective High-School.

What makes our 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

We have many years of experience setting up students for success in the selective school placement test. Not only are we familiar with the test, but we also have substantial expertise in writing large scale assessment, especially assessments that are Multiple Choice Questions. As an ICAS Writer, our founder applied all her knowledge and experience in writing the material for the selective program. Our success rate is over 90% .

Selective School Preparation Program

  • Duration: 40 weeks including an intensive holiday course
  • Start: Term 2 Year 5
  • Hours: 4 Hours per week; 2 hours of English, writing and GA + 2 hours of Maths and GA
  • Includes: 7 mock tests (3 hours each)

Course Structure: Literature



• Expose students to all genres for Reading Comprehension
• All levels of Reading Comprehension:
• Literacy (Level 1)
• Interpretation (Level 2)
• Critical Reading (Level 3 & 4)
• Taught by qualified teachers
• Emphasis on assessed skills



• Creative and imaginary texts that are enhanced by the inclusion of language forms, features, devices and expressions

• Persuasive writing section to accommodate for the specific test features of the Scholarship Test


General Ability (verbal reasoning)

• Verbal Reasoning skills
• Grammar
• Syntax
• Language forms
• Vocabulary knowledge
• Problem solving
• Logical and lateral thinking
• General knowledge

Course Structure: Numeracy



• Work on all concepts assessed
• A unique strategy for problem solving: UPSL (understand, plan, solve and learn)
• Taught by ICAS writers
• Strategies and techniques for multiple choice questions


General Ability(numerical reasoning)

• Spatial reasoning skills
• Logical thinking
• Taught by a qualified maths teacher

Course Techniques


Exam Techniques

• 7 mock tests to become familiar with the test
• Time management
• MCQ tips
• Maximising marks
• Work with the writing criteria to maximise marks


Cognitive Load Techniques

• Stress management
• Boosting students’ self-esteem
• Building independence and mastery

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.

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Global Education Academy

1/ 53-55 Montgomery Street Kogarah NSW

4 William Street, Turramurra NSW

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1300 001 432

2017 National Winner - Australian Business Champion Awards

2017 Best Children's Educational Services Award

2017 Winner Local Business Awards

2016 Winner Local Business Awards